Langkawi hosts Visit Malaysia Year’s first event

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 8 November 2019: Langkawi’s Malaysia’s popular tourist Island will have the honour of kicking off the first event of the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 calendar.

Dates are now confirmed for the 18th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2020 that will be hosted by Royal Langkawi Yacht Club 6 to 11 January.

The 18th annual edition of the nine-race regatta is sponsored by Langkawi Development Authority is part of an extensive calendar of festivals and events to draw more international tourists to the island.

January is usually kind on the five-day regatta delivering strong winds throughout the week. It makes for almost perfect sailing conditions. Usually, there is a good turnout of new teams to compete with the organisers claiming 34% of the yachts competing in the 2019 regatta were first-timers.

Langkawi’s 50-year yacht club organises the event at the island’s Kuah Harbour.

The yacht club has a 250-berth marina on its premises at the southeast tip of Langkawi Island. The marina can accommodate mega-yachts up to 90 meters long.

 The marina is just 2 km from Kuah, Langkawi’s main town and homed to duty-free shops, restaurants, banks and shops. 

RLIR 2020 will be organised in partnership with Tourism Malaysia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, the Malaysia Sailing Association and the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).

For more information on the regatta