The Phuket King's Cup Regatta held in honour of
His Majesty the King of Thailand to commemorate
His Majesty's birthday on December 5th has become the biggest sailing
event in Asia. With participants from all over the world converging
on Phuket to race in Asia's most prestigious regatta, the event
offers great sailing off Phuket's West Coast.
Inaugurated in 1987, the regatta has progressed from modest beginnings
into an event that is now widely recognised as the largest regatta
in Asia. The Phuket King's Cup Regatta has a unique combination
of top standard racing, spectacular scenery and sailing conditions
and outstanding social events. Each year, His Majesty the King sends
a personal representative to present the King's Cup trophies on
his behalf. This special Royal awards ceremony is the highlight
of the event.
Racing takes place
over a 6-day period in several classes of
yacht, namely racing, cruising, ocean cruising, multi-hull, classic
keel boats and Farr Platus. Competitors and their yachts come from
all over the world, including strong contingents from Asia, Australia,
New Zealand, America and Europe.
In past events, it saw almost 100 boats
entering over the 6 classes. These ranged from some of the world's
top racing yachts (with a fair number of world class sailors onboard)
through to amateur racing, cruising and classic sailing yachts.
Around 1,000 participants and partygoers enjoyed the splendid sailing
and memorable social events. he island paradise is preparing to
welcome a large fleet.
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