Every January, local and international sailors compete in various races at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta. The six-day event is organised by and held at, the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in Kuah. Since its beginnings in 2002, the regatta has built up a reputation as a key event on the Asian yachting calendar. Over six days, competitors partake in an array of challenging and fun races for all classes. There are various trophies up for grabs, including the Prime Ministers’ Challenge Trophy and the Commodore’s Challenge Cup, with several classes including Cruising, Racing, and IRC classes. All participating teams vote for the best team in terms of comradeship and fair racing to be awarded the Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award, named after the founding chairman of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. Throughout the event, entrants also enjoy social events such as dinners, as well as awards presentations and the closing ceremony.