The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) is organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC), sanctioned by World Sailing and the Malaysian Sailing Association (MSA), and supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia. The 15th RLIR was happening from 9-15 January 2017 at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi. The sailing event is a 5-star event of the Asian Yachting Circuit. For this year, 30 entries have been received to date. Participants are coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Denmark, USA, Hong Kong, Russian Federation and Australia of which 5 are new entries, 25 competitors are regulars who took part before. For this year, we have Volvos as the commercial supporters with the provision of courtesy cars while various outfits provided gifts for the lucky draw. Lennart Stegland, managing director of Volvo Car Malaysia Sdn Bhd, indicated during a press briefing that his company was considering increasing its involvement next year. No doubt a much relief for the organisers if it happens.
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC)
The yacht club has just finished a partially make over to welcome all the participants and visitors to the event. According to RLYC manager, Tayfun Koksal
“We are pleased that the re-development has completed and that the new Langkawi Yacht Club hotel with its 44 nautical themed rooms is in operation as well as Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi. This will be the first time that besides the exciting regatta, with races inside Kuah’s Bass harbour as well as the round the island race all participants will enjoy several dining and entertainment options on Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi together with the racing during the day.”
Homme Magazing was very proud to join RLIR for the seventh times as media partner. There were too many exciting moments during the event and we can’t thank enough for all the sponsors, guests, volunteers and all the sailors to make this a very successful event. Please enjoy the photos throughout the race in a PDF compilation below;
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With less than a month for upcoming 16th RLIR, we are very exciting to see another heart-beating race on the beautiful Kuah Harbour. Can’t wait for upcoming RLIR in 2018? Watch the promo video below: