Press 2013

RLIR 2014 Is Set For The Return Of Title Defenders

RLIR 2014 Is Set For The Return Of Title Defenders

The organisers of the annual Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) are pleased to announce that as of November 2013, there are more than 30 yachts registered for the 12th Edition of RLIR 2014. The 2014 RLIR, which will take place around the islands of Langkawi, Malaysia is scheduled from 13th to 18th January 2014. The annual event has been attracting sailors from all over the world, categorized into 11 classes.
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The STar Online - Thursday January 10, 2013

Ishak steers Utarid to second place in Race 3

LANGKAWI: Seasoned skipper Mohd Ishak Jab had to dig deep into his reserves to help Malaysian naval yacht Utarid stage a strong comeback on the second day of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta.
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By The Star Online - Wednesday January 9, 2013

Perfect start for Utarid as they stun HiFi on the first day

LANGKAWI: Malaysian Naval yacht Utarid got off to a perfect start after winning the first day of the premier Racing Class in the Royal Langkawi International Regatta here.
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By AsianYachting MultiMedia

Goto AY Race Report 1.Slow but steady start to Day 1

08:01:2013 Langkawi, Malaysia: Unfortunately Tropical Depression Sonamu (Auring) spinning offshore in the South China Sea has disrupted the North Easterly flow that generally provides good sailing trade winds this time of the year. The postponement flag went up early, as only a few zephyrs could be found between large glassy patches. Just when it looked like there was enough to get racing underway, it disappeared as quickly as it appeared. PRO Simon James had no alternative, other than to send the boats back to the marina to wait and see what happens. At 1345 the postponement ashore was lifted and crews made their way back out to the course area. The seabreeze arrived to complicate things further but filled in quickly and allowed racing to get underway for the entire fleet to complete one race on Day 1.
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By PENANG CORRESPONDENT

HiFi hopes to find right note

In the absence of last year's Prime Minister Challenge Trophy winner Hooligan of Australia, the Hong Kong-registered yacht HiFi will start as the favourites when the 11th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) unfurls its sails tomorrow.
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Sail.World.com

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2013 - Utarid opens the batting

Opening shots at the 2013 edition of the Royal Lamgkawi International Regatta. Today was the sort of day when yo’d rather not be the Race Officer. Heavy overcast at breakfast time and nary a breath of wind anywhere to be seen, AP on shore. The AP came down at 1105h, and boats were out on the water for a look at a midday-ish start in Bass Harbour. That proved to be optimistic, and after the breeze – what there was of it – fluffed and gasped a couple of times, at 1230h the RO raised AP over H and AP over 1 on shore. Lunchtime.
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AsianYachting MultiMedia

Out came the sun and dried up all the wind

10:01:2013 Langkawi, Malaysia: Overnight the North Easterly pushed through and as there was 6 to 8 knots in the morning, PRO Simon James decided it was time the fleet went outside the harbour and raced some coastal courses. The entire fleet got away on time and the sun finally broke through the heavy overcast sky, that has prevailed since the beginning of the regatta. As the racing classes embarked on their second race the wind decided to slowly fade away resulting in the cruising courses to be shortened and an upset in the racing class.
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AsianYachting MultiMedia

Staying in the wind lines pays dividends

09:01:2013 Langkawi, Malaysia: Most the top racing boats in their class have signed on this year and raring to go. This regatta is firmly established on the Asian racing calendar and has the pleasure of kicking off the new year in grand style. The underlying aim has always been to provide competitive and enjoyable racing for all crews, irrespective of the design or vintage of their yacht. A 'White Sails" class has been added this year, to attract more cruising boats that would not normally race but want to join in the competitive spirit and active social activities. Forty three boats divided into nine classes continue the tradition of attracting highly competitive racing yachts and sailors from all over the world, who will go under the starters orders tomorrow.
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Sail-World

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2013 – still looking for breeze

There's a grumbly old sailing photographer's saying that goes, 'For good pictures you need three things – breeze, waves, and sunshine. You can get away with only two of them, but one just isn't enough.' So we are rather sad to report that today Hughie provided no sunshine, no waves, and precious little breeze. 4-6kts max was reported from the Committee Boat. So if today's pics are not up to snuff - sorry.
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AsianYachting MultiMedia

The stage is set and racers ready to go...

07:01:2013 Langkawi, Malaysia: Most the top racing boats in their class have signed on this year and raring to go. This regatta is firmly established on the Asian racing calendar and has the pleasure of kicking off the new year in grand style. The underlying aim has always been to provide competitive and enjoyable racing for all crews, irrespective of the design or vintage of their yacht. A 'White Sails" class has been added this year, to attract more cruising boats that would not normally race but want to join in the competitive spirit and active social activities. Forty three boats divided into nine classes continue the tradition of attracting highly competitive racing yachts and sailors from all over the world, who will go under the starters orders tomorrow.
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