The Monsoon Cup has now been split into two separate events, Monsoon Cup Terengganu – a regional qualifier event to be held in Pulau Duyong, Terengganu from 19-22 November 2014, and the Monsoon Cup Malaysia – the World Championship grade event and final stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Johor from 10-14 February 2015. The winner of the MC Terengganu will qualify for entry to the final in Johor.
The creation of the two separate Monsoon Cup events is a further development of the highly successful initiative to grow the sport of match racing in Malaysia. Last year, organised by Innovatige, the National Sports Council announced a comprehensive sailing development programme with the re-introduction of the Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM), a series of eight match racing events around Malaysia, and the Belia Belayar programme. a grassroots programme aimed at introducing youth sailors to the sport. So far this year, the Belia Belayar has introduced over 4,500 youth sailors to the sport via the government-backed programme.