2016/2017 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year "Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"

Thursday, 09 February 2017


Rank outsider moving up the AYGP Rankings...

After scoring a whopping 15 points at the Neptune Regatta

, Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly moves from 7th place, up into 2nd place in the AYGP Rankings. They are now only 6 points adrift from the leader, Anthony Root/Steve Manning's Ker Custom 42 Black Baza, with a regatta in hand over them. High scoring at the Raja Muda and Neptune Regatta have shown that it's possible to win the AYGP from the Cruising class, if they are prepared to compete in at least six events during the season. Lady Bubbly will be contesting the Top of the Gulf and season ending Samui Regatta, to for fill their six event compliment. High scoring will put them, well within reach of AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles.

Coming up next, are the Blue water classics Subic to Boracay Race & Cup and the HK to San Fernando Race, followed by the Commodore's Cup to complete the Eastern Circuit. Anthony Root/Steve Manning's Ker Custom 42 Black Baza and 3rd placed Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake II will be contesting these events and expected to fight over the lead, before the racing swings over to the Gulf of Thailand.

As Black Baza has contested five regattas this season, their combined Subic to Boracay Race & Cup result, will be their sixth full scoring event and set the benchmark for the others to aim for. If they continue on, its like having a drop race, and will only be able increase in small increments, better than their previous results. This will give the others a chance to catch up and overtake them, on the remaining five events this season.

Check out the 2016-17 AYGP Rankings, by clicking on Skipper - Yacht - Regatta and Scoring System.

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