LANGKAWI, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- A total of 44 yachts have confirmed participation in the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2014 which begins on Jan 13 until Jan 18.
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) general manager Wicky Sundram said 350 yachtsmen from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan will take part in the 12th edition of the championship.
"The organisers hope to receive more participants closer to the date of the event," he said in a statement Friday.
He said last year's champion, SY Hi-Fi, headed by Niel Pryde, have confirmed participation to defend their title this edition.
Malaysia will be represented by the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) with two entries namely SY Utarid and SY Uranus.....