The organizers of the fourteenth Royal Langkawi International Regatta to take place next year are all set to welcome their day to day favorites along with several newcomers who have registered to participate from 11th to 16th Jan, 2016. Since the start of the registration process, the 14th edition next year has got twenty-three entries, of which six are brand new entries, sixteen are regulars and one is coming back to Langkawi waters following a very long hiatus from the meet.
Team Ulumulu will return after it was away from Royal Langkawi International Regatta for almost ten years. Their captain, Jeremy Koo, has raced with a few other teams but he would be looking to take the top spot in his own vessel along with MataHari, Phoenix, Uranus, Jelik, and Oi! in IRC Racing Class.
In the meet, making their debut are the IRC class include Black Baza, Foreign Affair and The Blue Angel, fresh from being used as a Rental yacht in Croatia!? Other newcomers are Millennium 2, Allegro and Viva Layla. The racers in the Platu 25 Sports Boats class include Malaysian Sailing Association, Royal Malaysian Navy, Phuket Sailing Club, Singapore Management University (SMU), Team Sharenliza and Royal Queensland Yachting Squadron (RQYS).
Wicky Sundram, the Executive Director of The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, said that this is a great honor that the event favorites keeps returning, and they attract new entries year after year. Their regatta keeps getting more popularity among some of the best sailors in the world and he believe that the newly-built marina as well as clubhouse facilities would serve to enhance their experience here even more.