Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Racing Charter
The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta is now over 28 years old. It was back in 1989 when the then Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor, a keen sailor and member ofRoyal Selangor Yacht Clubcame up with the idea of having a regatta for boats that were coming to RSYC on their way to the newly formed Kings Cup held in Thailand during December.
From this idea came the start of what is now one of the most popular regattas in Asia. It is unique in that it is made up of a collection of offshore passage, interspersed with inshore "round the cans" races, and travels up the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, stopping at various islands enroute. This provides for much socialising at each venue as well as giving constantly changing conditions for the participants.
The Regatta has now evolved into a challenging offshore sailing race organised every year by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Malaysia in association with the RORC. It now consists of three overnight passage races, 260 miles in total, plus 3 days of harbour / inshore racing in Penang and Langkawi. With regatta dinners almost every night, a rickshaw race at Straits Quay, Penang, and lots of opportunities to socialise, the onshore activities are just as demanding as the sailing! The event attracts a large variety of yachts, from top class IRC racers to slow classic cruisers dating back over 100 years, all of whom have to cope with unpredictable weather and changing tactics during the 9 day mix of races past the tropical islands of the Melaka Straits.
Very competitive, IRC-optimized 32-footer. This pocket rocket is a giant killer. Getaway Ichi has outperformed much larger yachts in IRC racing including: Sydney40, Swan42, Farr36, Bene 47.7 and 40.7, Archambault 35 and 40, Elan 410 and many others. Designed by Jason Ker for all-round performance, the Ker32 is one of those rare, magic IRC designs that keeps winning (like the J35 or BH36). It is in walk-on and win condition.
Spars and Rigging: Mast - Formula Spars carbon 2 spreader rig - (tube weight 47kgs) 22 degree swept back spreaders with Nitronic 50 standing rod rigging Boom – custom built, carbon (weight 12kgs) Spin poles – 2 x Formula Spars end to end Short prodder on bow for assym sails