KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) -- Best Western Marina Island Resort in Teluk
Batik, which is a perfect destination for leisure or business has come onboard
to offer their support as the official hotel of the Malaysian Match Racing
Circuit (MMRC) Stage One that will be held at Royal Malaysian Naval Base in
Lumut on 11- 13 May 2012.
The beach resort was established in 2010 see their experience and hospitality
background as a tool in further promoting the water sports events in Malaysia.
Match Racing has become more and more popular in Malaysia since the inception of
Monsoon Cup in 2005, propelling the need for a local circuit that will allow
Malaysian match racers the chance to compete professionally thru out the year,
developing greater skills and at the same MMRC is also a platform for aspiring
match racers in Malaysia to improve their International Sailing Federation
Mr. Thong Keng Tong, General Manager of Best Western Marina Island Resort
commented on the partnership, saying “Water sport events have become an
important tourist attraction with events like Monsoon Cup, Dragonboat Festival
and surfing making its mark in states across Malaysia, we are glad that the
first event of the MMRC is being held in Lumut which is surrounded by beautiful
beaches of Pangkor Island. Sporting events and activities can bring along
positive impact to a lot of people and corporations like us thru sponsorship are
actually encouraging more people to get involved in sports”.
Best Western Marina Island Resort is already jumping on its new partnership and
will introduce a variety of promotions and special offers in the upcoming month.
The resort Leisure centre offers gym, board games, table tennis, swimming pool,
lagoon sea excursion including Island hopping, fishing, snorkelling and diving.
Outdoor activities such as ATV ride, paintballs, bicycles and canoeing, man made
lagoon for swimming, canoeing make this hotel a top choice for holiday makers.
Tbest Events Sdn Bhd Senior Operations Manager, Shafique Iqbal welcomed Best
Western Marina Island Resort’s sponsorship. “We have fantastic sponsors who are
key in making MMRC not only a reality but a fantastic success. We have
approached sponsors based on their business ethics and commitment towards making
a positive difference in our world. They have supported us, and we thank them
The Malaysian Match Racing Circuit, which is endorsed by the International
Sailing Federation (ISAF), Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) and Malaysian
Yachting Association (MYA) will see three events in the 2012 season, beginning
with Stage One in Lumut, Perak on 11-13 May, Stage Two in Pulau Indah, Selangor
on 29 Jun – 1 July and the Final Stage in Pulau Duyong, Terengganu on 20-23
The one team with the highest points collected over three events will be
declared the Champion of the MMRC and will get the opportunity to represent
Malaysia in the season ending finale of the AWMRT, the Monsoon Cup in Terengganu
on 3-8 December 2012.
Note to Editor :
About Match Racing
Back in 2006, the Monsoon Cup was the first race to have a series of qualifiers
to encourage the participation of young, upcoming local sailors in the
professional match race scene. Those qualifiers were the Malaysian Match Racing
Championship (MMRC) and the Asian Match Racing Championship (AMRC).
From 4 teams at its inception in 2006, the Malaysian Match Racing Championship
has grown to have 13 local teams taking part in 2009. The winner will be the
sole Malaysian representative at the Monsoon Cup, the final and deciding leg of
the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. It is a chance to compete with the world’s
top match race sailors.
Malaysian Match Racing Championship Past Winners
2006: Tiffany Koo (Selangor) – Team Selangor Gapurna 1
2007: Tiffany Koo (Selangor) – UK Halsey Gapurna
2008: Nurul Ain Md Isa (Perak) – Perak Sailing Team
2009: Hazwan Hazim (Terengganu) – Taring Pelangi
2010: Jeremy Koo (Selangor) – Koo Racing Team Evernew
2011: Jeremy Koo (Selangor) – Abdullah Chan KRT
About Malaysian Match Racing Circuit (MMRC)
Due to overwhelming response from local sailors and the growth of match racing
as a sport in Malaysia, T-Best Events, the organisers behind the highly
successful Monsoon Cup are partnering with the Malaysian Yachting Association
(MYA), aiming to further establish the sailing and maritime industry in Malaysia
thru the Malaysian Match Racing Circuit (MMRC).
In its first year, the MMRC will kick off with 3 venues – Lumut in Perak, Pulau
Indah in Selangor and Pulau Duyong in Terengganu. Endorsed by the Alpari World
Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Development Council, the circuit is the first of its
kind in Asia.
MMRC is also a platform for aspiring match racers in Malaysia to improve their
International Sailing Federation (ISAF) rankings.
The collaboration between Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) and T-Best Events
was sealed thru a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2011 at the Ri-Yaz
Heritage Marina Resort & Spa in Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu which was
witnessed by Chief Minister of Terengganu, YAB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Said.
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Twitter:Profile name – MonsoonCup
Website : www.monsooncup.com.my
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