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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
SAILING / YACHTING / BOATING

Boating & Regatta's

 
 

BOATING

Boating in Malaysia does not only involve wind - assisted vessels. Powerboats? are usually seen moored along side yachts in most marinas. Powerboats enable visitors with limited time to discover coastal attractions more quickly and usually in stylish comfort especially on those boats offering a overnight  accommodation.

 

Most Malaysian marinas have powerboats available for charter. These are equipped to international standards and can be supplied with food and beverages to satisfy individual requirements. Most come with a skipper and crew so guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the waters around Malaysia and not have to worry about navigating or handling the vessel. Leading motorboat operators include Wave Master, Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and Sutera Harbour.

 

 
 

Regattas For All Occasions

REGATTA'S

Water sports are part of the expanding tourist and travel scene with sailing regattas a regular feature around Southeast Asia.  These events are drawing more and more international sports people, not only for the joy of competitive racing, but also for sporting camaraderie.

 
 

RAJA MUDA INTERNATIONAL REGATTA

 

The RMIR is Malaysia's longest established yacht regatta that aims to provide a fun racing environment.  However there is sufficient competition to annually attract a strong regional fleet.

 

At present, the best known regional regattas include the Raja Muda International Regatta (RMIR) from Port Klang to Langkawi, Phuket King's Cup in Thailand and the Singapore Straits Regattas.  RMIR competitors often continue on to King's Cup that follows a week after the premier Malaysian race. The racing and weather conditions in the Straits of Malacca are sufficiently challenging and result in some exciting sailing. The fleet races over seven days from Port Klang near Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, stopping over in Pangkor and Penang on the way. It is held under the auspices of the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA).

 

The RMIR challenges the abilities of some of the region's finest sailor in its five races. It combines three passage races - Port Klang to Pangkor, Pangkor to Penang and Penang to Langkawi.  Two 'around-the-cans' day races are held in Penang and Langkawi. RMIR is one of the few regattas to mix both daytime and night-time racing.  It is very much a tactician's regatta as the strong tides and winds demand utmost concentration and crew planning. The RMIR has attracted over 550 yachts from some 20 countries since 1990.  It attracts approximately 350 sailors annually and generates considerable business in all the ports of call.

 
 
 
ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA
 

Langkawi has joined the international racing scene by staging the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR).  Yachts compete for the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy (PMCT) and the regatta is conducted under MYA rules.  Some 60 yachts with 400 participants were attracted to the inaugural regatta in 2003.  It offers four races in five classes - namely Racing, Cruising A, Cruising B, Multihulls and Sport.  The final category in the list - Sports, is an innovation by RLIR to get these fast craft onto the Malaysian regatta circuit.  This event also includes all-women's and youth teams and marks the end of the racing season on the west coast of Malaysia and Thailand. The Commodore's Cup is offered for non-IRC registered, club registered cruising yachts. The regatta aims to provide a fun carnival spirit with dinners, concerts and a happy party atmosphere, as part of the festivities.

 
 
 
ASEAN REGATTA
 

 

The four-day Asean Regatta in Late October is another keenly completed keelboat race held off the Admiral Marina and Leisure Club (AMLC), Port Dickson.  It attracts a fleet of some 20 yachts from Malaysia and the region and includes back-to-back windward/leeward races and a 30-45km day race in the Straits of Malacca.  There are two competitive classes - Racing and Cruising.

 
 
 

MONSOON AFFAIR'S

Every year, the monsoon season brings in tropical rain showers and mighty winds, making mostly the east coast of Malaysia a wet and rainy affair ? perfect conditions for such events as the Terengganu Monsoon Cup, Royal International Langkawi Regatta, Sail Malaysia Passage to Langkawi and Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta.

 
 

TERENGGANU MONSOON CUP CHALLENGE

 

 

The Terengganu Monsoon Cup has put Pulau Duyung, Terengganu, on the sailing map since it first hosted the race in 2005.

 

The Monsoon Cup is an event recognised by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). It is also part of the Swedish Match Tour which aims to unite the world?s best match race regattas under one banner. Since it was first organized in Malaysia, the Monsoon Cup has attracted professional skippers with experience gained at the Olympics and world championships, bringing Malaysia much international coverage and publicity for the event. Dubbed the ?Formula One of Sailing,? the Monsoon Cup has its moments of thrills and drama. The match race pits two identical boats in a circuit to compete in an intricate one-on-one duel to gain the leading position on a short racecourse. The first across the line of two laps is the winner. The short route means the races are quick, thus placing emphasis on boat handling and knowledge of tactics and rules.

 
 
 

SAIL MALAYSIA PASSAGE

 

Another big-scale yachting event that will take place in November is the Sail Malaysia Passage to Langkawi. This unique yachting rally event covers approximately 3,000 nautical miles over four countries and two continents with more than 250 yachts involved, spanning over five months. A collaborative effort by PassionAsia Sdn. Bhd, Sail Malaysia and Sail Indonesia, this is the largest annual sailing event in Asia. The journey starts in Darwin, Australia, continues through the Indonesian Archipelago, and navigates its way towards Malaysia.

 
 
 
 
Boating & Regatta's
SAILING / YACHTING / BOATING