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Monday, November 14, 2011


Last Thursday, I was invited to join a Tiger party celebrating all things sailing impending of the annual Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. We were brought to the Royal Selangor Yatch Club in a coach from GAB Brewery for the party.

This is the 2nd time Tiger Beer sponsoring this annual sailing competition. This time around, Tiger also added a Tiger Challenge Trophy. What's special about Tiger Challenge Trophy is that, all IRC yachts regardless of their classes will compete for one distinctive trophy. The Tiger Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the IRC boat and skipper with the best offshore passage race performance, based on the lowest points score. The offshore passage races are run from throughout the Regatta passage; Port Klang to Pangkor, Pangkor to Penang and lastly, Penang to Langkawi, which is the last stop for the Regatta.

Sean Koh 郭进顺 (right), Marketing Manager of Tiger, presenting the Tiger International Challenge Cup to be awarded for the “Best Offshore Passage Race Performance” to Dato Alex Nah (left), Commodore of the Royal Selangor Yacht Club

This is the first time I've been to yatch club. Of course besides food there's also loads of Tiger Beer and Tiger Beer Crystal available to us all. Nothing like a having bottle of Tiger Crystal while the breeze from the sea is slowly blowing on my face.

Also on hand for the second year running is the arresting sight of Captain Shane Granger, owner and master of the Historic Sailing Vessel VEGA, which was docked during the event just off-shore. The magnificent vessel and crew is to transport press and public relations personnel and VEGA will be present during all races. Built in 1892-93, for over 100 years VEGA carried cargos of bricks, building stone, pig iron, and cement through some of the world’s roughest seas. Rugged enough for the North Sea and certified for Arctic trade, VEGA was famous for her strength and ability to carry loads other boats her size could not.


Best of all, I get to go onboard Vega to have a tour of this 120 year old sailing vessel. The wood finishing is really of high quality. We get to go down into the cabin too. While it's not very big inside, all the things that needed is available like kitchen, bedroom, and washroom.

It's nice to hear the stories told by Captain Shane Granger. About how Vega sailed to an isolated island that don't even have the basic medical kits for maternity. So, Captain Shane will bring back the necessity on the next trip to the isolated island.

Captain Shane telling us his sailing stories.

Of course, the most fun of all is that I get to mingle with my fellow blogger friends.

Jessica that I didn't see for a long time and pretty Samantha K.

Huai Bin finding out more about Vega and the stories.

Joshua Law, Spinzer and Botakai were there too but I didn't get to take picture with them. Maybe it's because I was busy taking picture of Samantha wtf.

It was a fun night with friends and booze of course. Too bad we have to depart back to GAB so early because the coach came to fetch us back at about 9.30 p.m. Well, all the best to the 22nd Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. Smooth sailing all!


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Huai Bin said...

I love what Shane and Meggie is doing for the people in East Timor. I'm interested in volunteering too, see if they're accepting anyone. :)

Simon Seow said...

I'm sure they are more than happy to accept volunteer.