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Phuket Raceweek 2012 - under new title

by Phuket Raceweek Media on 17 Jul 2012
Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2010 Guy Nowell © http://www.guynowell.com
On Wednesday July 18, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2012 opens its doors with a first night party, followed on Thursday morning by the first day of racing in what is forecast to be perfect ‘champagne sailing’ conditions.

Raced across seven classes and divisions, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek incorporates four intense days of yacht racing around the spectacular islands off Phuket’s southeast coast – and four nights of parties on Cape Panwa Hotel’s beachside lawns.

Entries, at 33 yachts, are slightly down on last year. Yachts racing in Phuket Raceweek include the never-before-raced, Reichel Pugh design, Aquila RP45, Katsu, which arrived in Phuket only a few days ago. Built in China by Sino-Eagle, this 45ft yacht is an all-carbon, high tech pure racing machine. Another first is the super-lightweight catamaran, Hurricane, launched on Monday and heading straight for the start line.

Coming by road from Pattaya, the smallest yacht in the fleet, at just 25ft and aptly named Brace! Brace!! Brace!!!, is a high tech Welbourne 25 sports boat.

A youth sailing team, 91.5 FM-Sunsail Youth Racing, comprised of Thai youngsters aged between 10-15, from Sunshine Home in Phuket, will compete for the first time. These youngsters have been learning to sail and race on small dinghies, but this will be their first time on a ‘big boat’ in an international regatta.
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