Accompanying HRH for Coronation Cup


The previous post about Cdr. Malik accompanying His Royal Highness Tuanku Mizan for the Coronation Cup also published in another public newspaper, The New Straits Times (1 December 2010).

Sailing / Monsoon Cup: Tuanku Mizan wins Coronation Cup

2010/12/01

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin helms the YANMAR Racing team yacht as skipper Datuk Peter Gilmour (right) looks on during the Coronation Cup final race at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Kuala Terengganu yesterday. — Picture by Rozainah Zakaria

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin helms the YANMAR Racing team yacht as skipper Datuk Peter Gilmour (right) looks on during the Coronation Cup final race at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Kuala Terengganu yesterday. — Picture by Rozainah Zakaria

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin hoisted the sail of the YANMAR Racing team, skippered by Datuk Peter Gilmour, to victory in the Coronation Cup at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Kuala Terengganu yesterday. Tuanku Mizan, on the Monsoon Cup yacht, finished second in the first race but came out fourth in the second.

However, Tuanku Mizan together with Gilmour — a three-time world champion — and his crew crossed first in the final race to claim victory ahead of corporate sponsors Kenny Heights with three-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie.

Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said with Torvar Mirsky team, finished third while Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, on Koo Racing Team-Evernew, skippered by Jeremy Khoo, ended up sixth.

Formerly known as the Terengganu Cup, The Coronation Cup was last staged in 2007, as a tribute to Tuanku Mizan’s installation as King.

Ahmad Shabery said it was quite an experience being part of the race in the Coronation Cup.

“I would like to congratulate Tuanku Mizan for winning the title. I had a good time. We should have more Malaysians trying it out,” said Ahmad Shabery.

He said the Coronation Cup will be organised yearly from now on.

“It will be a bigger and better affair from next year. We have big plans for it,” he said.

On whether the government will extend its contract with the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) to host the Monsoon Cup beyond 2012, Ahmad Shabery said the matter will be brought to the Cabinet soon.

The eight-year deal with the Monsoon Cup organiser, World Match Racing Tour, expires in 2012.

“There are also proposals to stage the event either in Putrajaya or Langkawi beyond 2012 but I believe it should remain in Kuala Terengganu as the venue here is the best on the tour.” 

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