The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta kicks off its 33rd year
A total of 75 boats are contesting 10 classes in this year’s regatta, as well as a large fleet taking part in the International Dinghy fleet for young sailors.
“There was reasonably good wind today, between six and eight knots. The wind direction changed all the time and the tide was very strong today. By the time we had the second race, the wind became a bit lighter and the tide was getting even stronger,” stated Race Director Simon James.
“The International Dinghy fleet is a fast-growing racing program designed to promote and encourage youth sailing in Thailand.In the 33 years since its inception, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has gained a reputation as both a highly competitive event on the water featuring some of the world’s best boats, skippers and crews, in one of the best holiday destinations in the world,” evin Whitcraft, President of the Organising Committee said.
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