The 16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta has kicked off with official registration, sail measurement, skipper & media briefing, followed by cocktail reception for skippers and race officials in the evening. More than 20 boats have arrived from different corners of Asia for the highly-anticipated annual sailing event.
Race Day 1 started with slightly covered skies. Two races were scheduled within the Kuah Harbour but wind conditions (or lack of) did not allow for the races to start until early afternoon.
A Slight Turn of the Wind
Early morning, the wind speed was around 5 knots. But then it increased to 6-7 knots at 070 degrees and the race started at 10:10 hours. At noon, the sails were then pushed with a 10-11 knots of wind.
A Sunny Day With Good Tides
Race Day 3 started sunny with few light clouds but building up. Three races were planned around the island course, and all vessels were on race 4 of this regatta.
Course: Around The Island
This Friday morning was mostly cloudy and did not bring the wind conditions forecasted, leaving all participants on standby in the comfort of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.
Great Challenging Day
Saturday and final day of this regatta, the sky is cloudy and the winds were hovering around 8 knots oscillating around 150 degrees direction. Two races, 6 & 7, were scheduled on the open sea at East Coast area.
Towards The Grand Line