The Royal Langkawi International Regatta Is Back,
Celebrating Its 20th Edition at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
Langkawi, 09 January 2024 – The curtain-raiser for the international sailing regatta in the South East Asian 2024 calendar is back again in Langkawi, from the 15th till the 20th January 2024. This year marks a significant milestone in the event’s history: its 20th edition.
This year, the highly anticipated annual event at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club will see 33 boats, with more than 250 participants. This famous annual event aims to position Malaysia and Langkawi as a prominent sailing destination while promoting sailing and boosting sports tourism for the country.
The 33 sailing boats are from Malaysia, Thailand, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, China and Vietnam.
The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) will see a competition in 7 classes – Racing, IRC1, IRC2, Multihull, Sports Boats, Club Class and Ocean Rover/White Sail. The winners of each class will be awarded the following prestigious trophies, namely: the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy (Racing class), LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy (IRC 1 class), RLIR-IRC 2 Challenge Trophy (IRC 2 class), the Commodore’s Challenge Cup (Club class), the Langkawi Sports Trophy (Sports Boat class) and Malaysia Multihull Challenge Cup (Multihull class).
In addition, the Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award will be presented for the best team in sportsmanship, both on water and land.
The RLIR graciously acknowledges its co-partner Belt and Road Regatta (BRR) as well as the sponsors: Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) – an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, the Kedah State Government, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF), ALJ Global Sdn Bhd, Hypergear, Liquid Marketing Sdn Bhd and Rainman.
Special thanks go to our media partners Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), TRAXXfm, HOMME, Sea Yachting, and Digital Vision Advertising (DVA).
The RLIR is supported by the Malaysia Sailing Association (MSA) and the World Sailing and Aseanarean Bluewater Alliance.
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