AsiaRooms.com - Watch Selangor International Regatta finale in Langkawi

October 24, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com reports sailing enthusiasts are set to descend on the Malaysian resort of Langkawi towards the end of next month to witness the climax of the 2010 Selangor International Regatta.

The country's oldest contest of its kind, which was first held in 1990, sees competitors set sail from Port Klang in Selangor on November 20th and make their way towards Langkawi, stopping off at Pangkor and Penang along the way.

On Thursday November 25th, participants will sail through the night to reach Langkawi early the following day, with the Friday set aside for yachtsmen to relax, go shopping and play golf.

However, people staying in Langkawi hotels will still be able to watch some sailing action on this day if they head down to Bass Harbour near the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.

Postponed events and races for specific classes of yacht will be contested throughout the day.

The regatta comes to a head on Saturday November 27th, with local media and TV reporters typically flocking to enjoy the final few contests at the harbour.

A gala prize-giving dinner will then be held at the clubhouse, with HRH the Sultan of Selangor typically gracing the occasion.

More than 60 vessels took part in the competition in 2009, with the entrants choosing a variety of yachts ranging from racing models to classic cruisers dating back almost a century.

For more information on this event, visit the Selangor International Regatta website or contact the organisers on (+60) 3 3168 6964.

AsiaRooms.com recommends an array of Langkawi accommodation, such as the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi.

Editors Notes:

AsiaRooms.com is a leading online accommodation site in Asia offering deals in over 36,000 properties worldwide, including 7,000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region ranging from individual beach huts to 5-star hotels and sprawling villas.

AsiaRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance whatever time, whatever day.

The contemporary and inspirational online platform is styled for those seeking more interesting hotel options over the bland, obvious choices. Users can read from over 150,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through AsiaRooms.com and actually stayed at the hotel.

To view more information about AsiaRooms.com, please visit http://www.asiarooms.com/about-us/