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Sailors from around the world enjoyed five days of superb winds and exciting racing at the annual 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2019 (RLIR 2019) in Malaysia, with daily video highlights and distribution managed by ICARUS Sports.

A super competitive line-up of teams from Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and the USA raced across seven divisions, in a mix of inshore and offshore race formats. The overall top performance went to the crew of Team Hollywood from Australia who won every race they contested.

“Langkawi is a very special location,” commented Jason Georgaris, ICARUS Sports’ Chief Executive Office. “The race track landscape, set on crystal waters under a blue sky and mountain backdrop, is simply superb.”

“The take-up of broadcast highlights was strong, with a growing social media presence and fan base following the event.”

As the appointed media partner to the RLIR 2019, ICARUS Sports produced footage in full HD, including daily highlights videos, social media videos and media distribution to TV news and online sailing media.

RLIR 2019 was organised in partnership with Tourism Malaysia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, the Malaysia Sailing Association and the Langkawi Development Authority.