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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.
For more information, kindly visit www.langkawiregatta.com
15th January 2024 (Monday)
0900 – 1700Registration at Main Deck (Ground Floor) and Sail Measurement at Weather Deck (Lower Ground Floor), RLYC
1400Practice race (Kuah Harbour)
First warning signal
1730Skipper’s briefing at Meeting Room, RLYC
1800Media briefing at Meeting Room, RLYC
16th January 2024 (Tuesday)
0930RACE DAY 1 – all classes
First warning signal 0930*
1930Welcome dinner at Poolside, RLYC
2000Race day 1 prize presentation
17th January 2024 (Wednesday)
0930RACE DAY 2 – all classes
First warning signal 0930*
EveningFree and easy
18th January 2024 (Thursday)
0930RACE DAY 3 – all classes
First warning signal 0930*
1600Race day 2 and 3 prize presentation at Charlie’s Bar and Grill, RLYC
19th January 2024 (Friday)
0930RACE DAY 4 – all classes
First warning signal 0930*
EveningFree and easy
20th January 2024 (Saturday)
0930BELT & ROAD REGATTA RACE DAY 5 – all classes
First warning signal 0930*
1730Race day 4 and 5 prize presentation at Charlie’s Bar and Grill, RLYC
1930Closing dinner, overall and grand prize presentation ceremony at Poolside, RLYC

*  If “Around the Island” race is announced, the start time for Nominated Classes will be between 0745hrs and 0845hrs. Full starting details will be included in the Sailing Instructions.

** The Race Committee may change or amend this schedule.

RLIR 2023


RLIR provides a unique opportunity for sailing vessels of various shapes and sizes to show their beauty against the scenic Andaman Sea. Here is a selection of photos from the present regatta.

RLIR 2023


Watch the vessels in action as they blast across the finish lines to claim the trophies in one of the most enjoyable and challenging yacht racing venues in Asia.

RLIR 2023


Who doesn’t love some good news? Here are a selection of press releases from our past and present regattas, carefully crafted by our trusted media outlets.


Highlights of the Support Boat Skipper's Briefing at the meeting room earlier today. For any information, log on to www.langkawiregatta.com. #RLIR2024 #regatta #langkawi #sailing #internationalsailing

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T-Minus 5 days till the 20th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2024 starts! It's time to smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul & spirit fly! See you soon! #RLIR2024 #regatta #langkawi #sailing #internationalsailing

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