The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR), Asia’s second oldest yacht race, started its second leg by sailing from Pangkor island to Penang. Celebrating its pearl jubilee, the RMSIR sailed and set in Penang on November 21 where competitors took part in rickshaw and inshore races before they went to Kuah, Langkawi. The regatta started on November 16 and ended on November 23. It is traditionally challenging even for seasoned sailors, given the timing of the monsoonal season besides skirting along Malaysia’s west coast and competing in inshore harbor races.
Due to the unpredictable winds, weather and tide, the Royal Selangor Yacht Club said it was an interesting challenge while sightseeing and events at every stop made it a “regatta with everything.” RMSIR chairman Jeff Harris said no one expected the regatta to keep going for 30 years adding that the support of the yacht community made the organizing of the event possible. “We considered ourselves very fortunate that many sailors came back time after time to race in Malaysia,” he said. The winners received the coveted Raja Muda cup, and a miniature Raja Muda Cup specifically commissioned for the pearl jubilee. With regatta patron HH The Raja Muda of Selangor keen to promote the regatta for its next 30 years and it looks like a good future for one of Asia’s toughest regattas.
Full Results are tabulated in the grid as follows for Class 0 to Class 7.
For next year, the 31st Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta will start from Port Klang on Saturday 14th November 2020. After being there for 17 consecutive editions, Sail-World Asia won’t be missing that.