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10-18 December 2021

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31st RMSIR to go ahead !

Posted by malcolm at 11:46 PM on Aug 1, 2021

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The 31st RMSIR was originally planned to take place in November 2020, but was later postponed indefinately due to the worldwide pandemic. We now recognise that Malaysia has made excellent progress with vaccination campaigns and that the number of serious cases are predicted to fall significantly in the fourth quarter of 2021. The Health Minister has announced that “Malaysia should enter the endemic phase by the end of October and at that time we will start to live with the virus, with more sectors reopened.” We therefore consider that RMSIR31 can be scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year.

So we are pleased to announce that the 31st RMSIR will take place from
10th to 18th December 2021 in a simplified form.

This, scaled down, version will be a series of friendly passage and harbour races, following the usual Port Klang --> Pangkor --> Penang --> Langkawi route, but with a revised format to include sailing to Pangkor overnight on Saturday 11th December, followed by on the water events in Pangkor on Monday 13th December. The usual passage race format will be scheduled Pangkor/Penang but there will not be any local racing in Penang, with the fleet sailing on to Langkawi after an overnight stop. Limited social gatherings will follow the Government SOP, so there will be no organized dinners or entertainment in Pangkor and Penang; food and drink will be D.I.Y.

If there are any yacht owners who wish to join us starting in Penang on Thursday 16th December for the passage race to Langkawi, followed by two days of harbour racing in Langkawi, we will add an extra class for this group. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

All participants and staff will need to be double vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to the event, and adhere to an SOP that will be released before to the event.

If you do intend joining us then we suggest that you urgently make your crew hotel bookings, especially in Langkawi, as this is a busy holiday period. The revised schedule is downloadable HERE.

(updated 27/9/21)