19th to 22nd October 2020

The 4th Asian Airline Regatta will be organised by Sail in Asia on October 19th-22nd 2020, following on from the successful events in 2017-19. Phuket's tropical waters, booming economies and the growing interest in water sports. It's no wonder there are so many new yacht racing regattas developing in Asia these days. Sail in Asia's Asian Airlines Regatta, is the latest.  Established in 2017 this regatta has been enthusiastically supported by Airline pilots based in Hong Kong, in tandem with Sail in Asia.  The aim of this Asian Airlines Regatta is to have fleets of One Design Yachts competing against each other.  As we all know, One Design Yacht Racing is fabulous fun, as it's a level playing field and that means the best team, almost always wins the races.

This One Design Fleets Regatta is characterised by gentlemanly racing and great sportsmanship. Our  inaugural 3 day event had zero protests and fabulous camaraderie, as well as great BBQ and final party.  This year we aim to expand our fleets by introducing more boats if possible and of course a lot more competitors, but retaining the spirit and the character of the event.

19th to 22nd October 2020

The 4th Asian Airline Regatta will be organised by Sail in Asia on October 19th-22nd 2020, following on from the successful events in 2017-19.  It's no wonder there are so many new yacht racing regattas developing in Asia these days.  The aim of this Asian Airlines Regatta is to have fleets of One Design Yachts competing against each other.  As we all know, One Design Yacht Racing is fabulous fun, as it's a level playing field and that means the best team, almost always wins the races.  This One Design Fleets Regatta is characterised by gentlemanly racing and great sportsmanship.

4th Asian Airline Regatta

The 4th Asian Airline Regatta will be organised by Sail in Asia on October 19th-22nd 2020, following on from the successful events in 2017/19.  This is a One Design Regatta and we will be hoping to have two more Platu 25 Sports boats this year.  Racing will take place in the AoYon and Ao Chalong Bay areas of SE Phuket.

4th Asian Airline Regatta

This is a One Design Regatta and we will be hoping to have two more Platu 25 Sports boats this year.  Racing will take place in the AoYon and Ao Chalong Bay areas of SE Phuket.

Hotels at Cape Panwa

Asian Airline Regatta Hotels Guide

Here is a list of the hotels at Cape Panwa, in close proximity, to Sail in Asia. All can be found on Agoda or booking.com You may find others – these are the ones we know about. I to 6 are easily walkable. For the rest, transport in this part of Phuket is limited, not many taxis come this way. You or your hotel can call for taxis, but these will be small journeys for any driver. You may wish to consider this when choosing . There are plenty of eating establishments in the area.

  1. Bandar Phuket Beach Resort. 50m from SiA. Mid-range.
  2. Cloud 19 Beach Resort. 300m from SiA Mid-range.
  3. X10 Seaview Suite Panwa Beach. 350m from SiA Mid-range
  4. Panwa Boutique Beach Resort. 500m from SiA Mid-range.
  5. By The Sea Resort. 500m from SiA Cheap to mid-range.
  6. The Cove, Phuket. 600m from SiA. Mid-range.
  7. Kantaray Bay Resort. 1.8 KM from SiA. Mid-range.
  8. Sri Panwa Resort. 2.5km from SiA. High end.
  9. Cape Panwa Hotel. 2.0km from SiA Mid-range to high end.
  10. Amatara Wellness Resort. Spa 2.0km from SiA. High end.
  11. Panwa Guesthouse. 1.5km from SiA. Cheap and cheerful.
  12. Pullman Phuket Beach Resort. 1.5km from SiA. Mid-range to high end.

Farr 1104 Team Skipper
Piccolo
Farrgo
Pinocchio
Platu Team Skipper
Wolf
Tiger
One Design
Weasel
Fox
Dragon
Beaver

Notice of Race

Asian Airline Regatta

21st to 24th October 2019

 

  1. Location.
    • The race area will be in the waters South of Phuket Island.

1.2       The race office will be located at Ao Yon on the south of Phuket Island.  A skipper’s brief will be given on Ao Yon beach prior to each day’s racing.  Three days of racing will take place in the waters immediately south of Ao Yon and incorporate standard windward/leeward races with at least one long distance race.  A practice race may be held for those interested on 21st October 2019

1.3       Racing will be single class in Platu 25 yachts.  Boats will be provided by the organiser and allocated to teams by draw.

  1. Rules and Regulations.

2.1       The Regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS) of World Sailing (WS) and the Platu 25 Class Rules 2018 published at http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/PLA2018CR270218-[23651].pdf

2.2       The Platu 25 Class Rules are amended for the purposes of this regatta only by changing rule C.2.1.a by reducing the minimum crew number to three.

2.3       All boats will comply with Thailand statutory requirements.

2.4       A race committee will be formed to govern the event.  Committee members may compete, but will not form part of any protest committee where there is deemed to be any potential for a conflict of interest.

2.5       For windward/leeward Courses, the Two-Turns penalty (RRS 44.1) is changed to a One-Turn penalty.  For long distance courses, the standard two-turn penalty will be in force in accordance with RRS 44.1.

  1. Entry.

3.1       Eligible teams are invited to enter.  To be eligible, the team must have at least one member from the organisation represented who must be either the team leader, and/or captain of the boat.

3.2       Entries must be received by 2359hrs on 17th October 2018 by writing to simon.ludlow@hotmail.com

3.3       Fees for the regatta are THB 5500 per day of racing per crew member and must be paid by 0900 on 21st October 2019.  The payment account will be notified on receipt of entry.  There is no charge for any practice race.

  1. Class.

4.1       Only boats in compliance with the Platu 25 class rules and the amendments in 2.2 in this Notice Of Race are eligible to enter.

  1. Handicapping.

5.1       No handicaps will be used.

  1. Courses.

6.1       Courses will be decided on the day of race by the committee.  There will be a series of windward/leeward course with at least one long distance race.

  1. Scoring.

7.1       Each race will be scored sequentially in order of finishing with first position scoring .75 points.  Non-starting, disqualified or non -finishing boats will be scored last.

7.2       If 5 races are sailed in the series, one windward/leeward race may be discarded.  If 7 races are sailed in the series, then two windward/leeward races may be discarded.  Long distance races are not eligible for discards.

7.3.      In the event of ties for positions at the end of the series, then the positions will be determined on countback with later races taking priority.

  1. Advertising.

8.1       Boats will carry any event sponsor’s advertising which will be provided in accordance with WS regulation 20.  In addition, boats may carry additional individual team sponsor’s advertising and also in addition may carry their airline’s or employer’s logo.  Participants are encouraged to carry event sponsor’s advertising on team clothing.

  1. Prizes.

9.1  Teams will be competing for the award of the Asia Airline Sailing Trophy  Other prizes may be awarded.

  1. Disclaimer of Liability.

10.1     All competitors are remined of RRS rule 4 which states that racing has an element of risk and that the decision to race is that of the Captain of the boat, and theirs alone. No liability will be acknowledged by the sponsors, organisers, officials or the race committee from competitors, their families/dependents or representatives.

  1. Sailing instructions.

11.1     Sailing instructions will be posted by 2359 on 16th October 2019 at the latest.

12  Organiser.

12.1  The event organiser is Sail In Asia Ltd, 6/37 Ao Yon Bay Moo 8, Boeray-Khaokad Road, Tambon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket, Thailand.

Sailing Instructions

Asian Airline Regatta

21st to 24th October 2019

1. Rules and Regulations.

1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS) of World Sailing (WS) and the Platu 25 Class Rules 2018 available at http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/PLA2018CR270218-[23651].pdf

1.2 Racing will be single class in Platu 25 yachts. Boats will be provided by the organiser and allocated to teams by daily draw. No handicaps will be used. Only boats in compliance with the Platu 25 class rules and the amendments in 1.3 in these Sailing Instructions are eligible to enter.

1.3 The Platu 25 Class Rules 2018 are amended for the purposes of this regatta only by changing rule C.2.1.a by reducing the minimum crew to three.

1.4 Race, protest and technical committees will be formed to govern the event. Committee members may compete, but will not form part of any protest committee where there is deemed to be any potential for a conflict of interest.

1.5 If there is a conflict between the NoR and these SIs, the SIs will take precedence. This changes RRS 63.7.

2. Notice to Competitors.

2.1 Notices will be posted on the race headquarters building which is the Sail in Asia office on Ao Yon beach at: 6/37 Ao Yon Bay Moo 8,Boeray-Khaokad Road, Tambon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket.

3. Changes to Sailing Instructions.

3.1 Any amendments to these instructions will be notified to skippers at the morning briefings. Any changes after the brief will be notified by the flying of an L flag on the committee boat. Boats should sail within hailing distance or listen out on VHF Ch72 to receive the notice.

4. Signals made Ashore.

4.1 Any delay to racing will be signalled by the flying of the AP flag outside the race headquarters.

5. Schedule of Events.

5.1 The racing and social timetable is as follows:

Monday 21 October 2019: 1400L Practice race.

Tuesday 22 October 2019: 0900L Team registration.

0915L Team Captain’s Briefing

0930L Race Briefing

1800L Beach BBQ.

Wednesday 23 October 2019: 0930L Race Briefing

Thursday 24 October 2019: 0930L Race Briefing

1900L Dinner and prize-giving.

6. Class flags.

6.1 Only one class will be racing. The class signal will be a Platu flag with a green trailing edge. If a W flag is flown as in addition, the race is to be sailed with white sails only – i.e. no spinnakers. If rules 30.1 to 30.4 are in force, then the appropriate flag will be flown in addition to the class flag. Flags used are detailed at Annex A.

7. Racing Areas.

7.1 The race area will be in the waters South of Phuket Island. A chart is provided at Annex B for reference. This is not to be used for navigation.

8. Courses

8.1 There will be a series of windward/leeward course with an intention of sailing at least one long distance race over the series. Courses and number of races per day will be decided by the race committee and briefed to the crews at the daily race briefings. Changes to these may be made after the briefing at the Race Officer’s discretion and the competitors informed.

9. Marks.

9.1 Marks will be the committee boat and an Outer Distance Marker (ODM) to designate the start/finish line. On windward/leeward courses, the Committee Boat and ODM constitute a gate to be sailed through upwind. Rounding marks may be an inflatable buoy, an official navigation buoy, an island, the Committee boat, safety boat or other boat as briefed.

10. Racing.

10.1 The start sequence will be as per RRS 26 with the class flag starting the sequence 5 minutes before the start. The P flag will be raised at 4 minutes and lowered at 1 minute. Lowering of the class flag indicates the start has commenced.

10.2 The number of laps of the leeward/windward courses to be sailed will be displayed on the committee boat. Sailing a long distance course will be indicated by flying the number 3 flag. If the L flag is flown in addition, come close for instructions, or listen out on Ch72.

10.4 The course may be shorted either by changing the number of laps or moving the upwind mark. In the former case, the committee boat will fly the S flag and boats should finish when they see it flown. In the latter case, the mark will be moved, or substituted by the safety boat flying the M flag.

10.5 The finish line may or may not be the same as the start line.

11. Penalties.

11.1 The two turn penalty (RRS 44.1) is changed to a one turn penalty.

12. Scoring.

12.1 Each race will be scored sequentially in order of finishing with first position scoring .75 points. Non-starting, disqualified or non -finishing boats will be scored as the number of contestants plus one place.

12.2 If 5 races are sailed in the series, one windward/leeward race may be discarded. If 7 races are sailed in the series, then two windward/leeward races may be discarded. Long distance races are not eligible for discards.

12.3. In the event of ties for positions, then the positions will be determined on countback with later races taking priority.

13. Protests.

13.1 Protests will be notified to the committee using any recognised method no later than one hour after the last race of the day. This waives the requirement for a protesting boat to fly a red flag, changing RRS 61.1(a).

13.2 For protests where any rule of RRS Part 2 is alleged to have been infringed, an arbitration hearing may be offered by the race committee prior to any formal protest hearing being heard. RRS Appendix T will apply.

14. Substitution of crew and/or equipment.

14.1 No crew changes or substitution will be permitted without the prior approval of the race committee.

14.2 No equipment is to be replaced without the prior approval of the technical committee, unless it involves replacement of items necessitated by damage and those items are carried onto the water. All replacement equipment must be permitted by the Platu 25 Class Rules, 2018

15. Safety.

15.1 A safety boat will be on the water during racing.

15.2 A boat withdrawing from the race shall make its intentions known to the committee boat or safety boat.

15.3 All skippers and competitors are reminded of RRS 4 which states that racing has an element of risk and a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone. No liability will be acknowledged by the sponsors, organisers, officials or the event committees from competitors, their families/dependents or representatives.

16 Organiser.

16.1 The event organiser is Sail In Asia Ltd, 6/37 Ao Yon Bay Moo 8, Boeray-Khaokad Road, Tambon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket, Thailand.

Sailing Instructions 2019 AAR PDF Download

Videos

Sail in Asia Regatta Movies are put together by SIA staff.  The yachts are frequently photographed and videoed in many of the events and races in SE Asia competitions.  We have included some footage in the video box below of our One Design Yacht regatta as well as other events we have run and have videoed.

In October 2019 we will have our 3rd Asian Airlines One Design Regatta which will feature two classes of One design Racing Yachts.  The Platus will be supplemented by Farr 1104’s.  The regatta sees pilots and aircrew from some of SE Asia’s most prominent airlines flying around in our yachts. Last years 3 day event was a very successful event and we hope to make this years event even more successful.

Join a Yacht Racing Crew

Join a racing yacht crew and hopefully be part of a winning crew, in a regatta! That’s what we want to offer you so read further and we will explain what we can do for you.

Our JOIN US option is aimed at training up individual crew members prior to the famous regattas below. We’ll train you for at least one training weekend before the regatta, then you’ll participate as an active member of the crew of a Platu One Design Yacht. You will be part of the regatta, not a passenger. You will have an important role to play and will enjoy the regatta as an active and valued team member of hopefully a winning yacht.
We offer this option for the following Regattas.
• PYC Sailors Regatta March 2020
• Asian Airlines Regatta October 2020
• Phuket Race Week July 2020
• One Design Regatta October 2020
• King’s Cup Regatta December 2020

Join a Yacht Racing Crew

Join a racing yacht crew and hopefully be part of a winning crew, in a regatta! That’s what we want to offer you so read further and we will explain what we can do for you.
We offer this option for the following Regattas.
• Phuket Yacht Club Sailors Regatta March 2020
• Multihull Regatta July 2020
• Phuket Race Week July 2020
• One Design Regatta October 2020
• King’s Cup Regatta December 2020

AAR One Design Yacht Regatta

This years event is slightly earlier with practice day on the 19th October.  The  venue will be Ao Yon and Chalong Bay as per last year.  Simon Ludlow will be the race officer once again and Sail in Asia will organise beach and on water logistics.

2020 registration is open now  and the organisers are asking entrants to let them know that you and your team are coming to THE yacht racing event as early as you can. It helps them and it saves you money.  So, get the crew together early as this year we will have two more teams, and get your captain in touch with Simon as soon as practicable.. 

The official video of the 2019 One Design Regatta is on line.  Click the link and take a look.

Event Schedule 2019

19th October:  Registration, Skipper’s briefing and PARTY!!!

20th October:  Racing Day 1 – BBQ on the beach and party.

21st October:  Racing Day 2 free evening

22nd October:  Racing Day 3 – Buffet dinner, party and Prize giving

Not got enough people to charter the whole boat? No problem! we will help you to join a crew.  Talk to Simon or Mike and we will help you to hook up with other crews.

Asian Airlines Regatta 2017

One Design Yacht Racing Fleet

Asian Airlines Regatta 2020

7 "Absolute", One Design Platus.

  • all Platus are in excellent racing trim
  • fully compliant to the Platu class rules 2011
  • each yacht  equipped with "controlled" sails (the same system used for match racing to provide
    absolute equality of boats)
  • 5 crew max crew weight 460kg

AAR One Design Yacht Regatta

This years event is slightly earlier with practice day on the 19th October.  The  venue will be Ao Yon and Chalong Bay as per last year.  Simon Ludlow will be the race officer once again and Sail in Asia will organise beach and on water logistics.  The official video of the 2019 One Design Regatta is on line.  Click the link and take a look.

Asian Airlines Regatta 2017

One Design Yacht Racing Fleet

Asian Airlines Regatta 2020

7 "Absolute", One Design Platus.

  • all Platus are in excellent racing trim
  • fully compliant to the Platu class rules 2011
  • each yacht  equipped with "controlled" sails (the same system used for match racing to provide
    absolute equality of boats)
  • 5 crew max crew weight 460kg