Silver Anniversary Of The Raja Muda Regatta
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
This year will be the Silver Anniversary of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. 25 years ago a few Royal Selangor Yacht Club (RSYC) members decided to start a regatta from Port Klang in Malaysia, partly to attract crews heading north to Thailand for the King’s Cup. The event achieved instant success, with 66 boats lining up on the start line for the second edition.
Plans are now being made for a very special regatta, with more boats, bigger parties and a few surprises. The organisers expect a bumper turn out for the 25th event. In Class One, owners of at least ten international racing boats have signalled their intention to attend and Class Four, primarily club racing boats, is looking equally strong. Other classes are also filling up, with more entries coming in each week. The target of a fifty-boat fleet may well be exceeded in this anniversary year. RSYC hopes to see many old friends and past winners returning for this milestone event, in addition to people competing for the first time.
The now familiar route of Port Klang-Pangkor-Penang-Langkawi is retained, with the usual mix of passage and harbour racing. The Royal Selangor Yacht Club will be the base for the regatta office and registration and will also host the skippers briefing. The regatta runs from Nov 14-22.
Pulah Indah Marina, with comprehensive pontoons, power, water and onshore facilities, will provide berthing for yachts prior to the start of the event and a water taxi service will ferry sailors to and from RSYC in Port Klang. A limited number of river berths will also be available at RSYC.
A mixture of courses has been planned to suit individual fleets, including windward leeward, round the cans and round the island routes.