Oct 13, 2015

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta

The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta is a challenging offshore & inshore sailing race organised every year by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in association with the RORC. It 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.

It was back in 1989 when the then Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor, a keen sailor and member of Royal Selangor Yacht Club came 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.

This 25 year old 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.

The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 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. Contact Tourism Malaysia to know more about this event.

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