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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Coronation Cup During the Last Monsoon Cup (2010)


I know it has been 2 months since WMRT has concluded its series of racing with the last one, as usual, was held in Kuala Terengganu — the Monsoon Cup 2010.

This is another piece of news the involvement of Cdr Malik in yachting activities. The following news was published in Utusan Malaysia dated 1 December 2010

Pasukan Tuanku Mizan juara Piala Coronation

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (tiga, kiri) bersama pasukan Yanmar Racing yang dikemudikan oleh Peter Gilmour (dua, kanan) ketika menyertai pertandingan Piala Pertabalan di Pulau Duyong di sini, semalam. – BERNAMA


KUALA TERENGGANU – Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin menjuarai Kejohanan Kapal Layar Piala Coronation yang diadakan di Pulau Duyong di sini, semalam sempena penganjuran Kejohanan Kapal Layar Piala Monsun 2010.
Pasukan dikemudi oleh baginda yang dianggotai juara Piala Monsun 2005, Datuk Peter Gilmour mengalahkan tujuh pasukan lain setelah berjaya mengumpul tujuh mata dalam tiga pusingan kejohanan berkenaan.
Turut bertanding dalam kejohanan pembuka tirai Piala Monsun itu ialah Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said dan Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
Pasukan dikemudi Ahmad yang turut dianggotai peserta Piala Monsun, Torvar Mirsky pula memenangi tempat ketiga dengan 10 mata, manakala pasukan diketuai Ahmad Shabery berada ditempat keenam dengan 18 mata.
Juara Piala Coronation ditentukan berdasarkan pengumpulan markah paling sedikit antara lapan pasukan yang bertanding dalam kejohanan itu.
Dalam pada itu, Ahmad Shabery berkata, kementerian tersebut bercadang mengekalkan penganjuran Piala Monsun di Terengganu selepas kontrak penganjurannya tamat pada 2012.
Katanya, kementerian kini mengkaji laporan penilaian Piala Monsun yang setakat ini dikenal pasti sebagai penganjuran, pendedahan dan pulangan pelaburan terbaik.
Beliau berkata, kementerian akan membuat penilaian dan kemudian akan membentangkan kepada Kabinet nanti.
”Setakat ini, kementerian berpuas hati dengan pencapaian dan pendedahan yang dibawa oleh Piala Monsun, selain kerjasama dan sokongan penuh yang diberikan oleh pelbagai pihak termasuk kerajaan negeri dalam penganjuran kejohanan ini.
”Piala Monsun juga telah menerima anugerah sebagai Pengurusan Terbaik 2009 daripada badan pelayaran antarabangsa, World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Jika kemudahan yang terdapat di Pulau Duyong ini tidak digunakan ia merupakan satu kerugian,” ujarnya.
Beliau memberitahu, pihaknya ada menerima beberapa cadangan untuk diadakan dilokasi lain termasuk Putrajaya dan Langkawi dengan mengambil kira dari sudut bagi menarik lebih banyak tarikan pengunjung.
Ahmad pula berkata, kerajaan negeri akan memberikan sokongan dan kerjasama dalam memastikan Piala Monsun terus diadakan di Terengganu.