sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Keelboats and multihulls, dinghies and windsurfs ready to race
Keelboats and multihulls, dinghies and windsurfs ready to race

'Phuket King’s Cup 2012. Jelik, IRC 0 winners.'    © Guy Nowell/Phuket King's Cup    Click Here to view large photo
Recognised throughout the eastern hemisphere as the premier sailing event of its kind, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will once more put on a spectacular display of the finest sailing talent including keelboats and multihulls, dinghies and windsurfs with a total of 171 boats including Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Monaco, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Finland, competing in beautiful Andaman waters to win the ‘must-have’ racing trophy in all of Asia, from 1 to 6 December, 2013.

Racing between keelboats and multihulls is hosted over five days (2 – 6 December 2013) whilst racing in the Dinghy class will be held from 2 to 5 December. Windsurf racing will be held again between 5-6 December following its successful outing last year. The “Sail Pass” in honour of His Majesty the King's birthday will take place on 5 December. The Royal Awards Ceremony is to be held on 6 December 2013.

Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee, said, “Each year, we are tasked with the challenge of creating a Phuket King’s Cup Regatta that lives up to past races and builds on this pedigree in interesting new ways. This year, we’re delighted to have Paul Ewing, an award-winning and much celebrated musician with a great deal of experience in touring with celebrity artists performing at the closing party. We’re also pleased to have the support of new sponsors this year; Jaguar and PTT Global Chemical, who join our other sponsors in offering exceptional support for the King’s Cup. The racing itself should be very exciting, with many winning teams returning to defend their class titles.”

The 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta sees a new Bareboat Charter division intended to address any disparities between professional and amateur teams in the class, making for a very open racing division this year. Additionally, the event will attract almost 100 vessels comprising full-scale racers, International Grand Prix racing boats, racing catamarans and a vast fleet of diverse sailing, cruising and racing craft, all competing for Asia’s most coveted prize in competitive sailing. Up to 104 boats The full complement of classes for the 2013 race year include IRC Zero (international 'Grand Prix' boats), the highly competitive IRC 1, IRC 2, IRC 3, Premier, Sport Boats, Modern Classic, Bareboat Charter, Open Charter, Multihull Racing, Multihull Cruising, Firefly 850 Sports, Cruising, Classic. Winning boats from last year are also registered to defend their honour this year, including Pine-Pacific, Patrice III, Foxy Lady, Ichi Ban, Jelik, KARASU, Sailplane, voodoo, Sansiri, and MOJO.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2013 will also feature dinghy racing. Its inclusion has played a part in the development of youth sailing in Thailand, encouraging more young sailors to take up the sport, and empowering the development of talented and aspiring skippers. 42 dinghies compete for four days (2 - 5 December) and are divided into Optimist class (also sub-divided into Boys and Girls born in 1998 or later) and Laser and Topper dinghy classes. Outstanding competitors are Chat Dawrueng, Charef Rakpongbandit, Keeratika Klongboon, and Surassawadee Sukpraw who have demonstrated their talent throughout the Phuket Dinghy Series sponsored by PTT Global Chemical.

2013’s Regatta will also feature Windsurfing for its second consecutive year. Up to 25 racers will compete from 5-6 December including national teams from five countries including France/Martinique, Spain, Finland, Singapore and Thailand. Outstanding Thai sailors who have registered include Ek Boonsawad (Thai Windsurfing Champion in 2011 and 2012; represented Thailand in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games); Siriporn (Dao) Kaewduang-ngam (Gold Medallist in the 2010 Youth Olympics); and Navin Singsart (Gold Medallist in the 2007 Sea Games IMCO Class). The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Windsurfing Championship will be raced on Phantom Race 295 windsurfs provided by Starboard for the event.

Two judges from the America’s Cup, Bryan Willis and John Doerr, will be acting as adjudicators for the first time at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. This particular year will be even more prestigious with Paul Ewing, award-winning singer-songwriter from Scotland (UK) and Artist Ambassador for the world’s largest children’s charity, World Vision UK, performing at the closing party of the 2013 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta on Friday 6th December 2013 at 7pm; an incredible finale to a week of scintillating racing.

The five days of highly competitive sailing are complemented by five fantastic beachside parties hosted by some of Phuket’s most recognisable names in hospitality including host venue Kata Beach Resort & Spa, with close to 2,000 guests attending nightly.

Sponsors of the 2013 Phuket King's Cup Regatta include Kata Group Resorts Thailand, PTT Global Chemical, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mont Clair, Singha Corporation, Sansiri PLC, Haadthip PLC, TAT and Sunsail. Media Partners include Phuket Gazette, Phuket Magazine, Sail-World.com, SEA Yachting and YachtStyle Asia.





About the Phuket King's Cup Regatta – Asia’s legendary yacht race under Royal Patronage

Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event has been held every year since, during the first week of December.

Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.


For more information, please visit www.kingscup.com.
High resolution images for media are available upon log-in.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/phuketkingscupregatta.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PhuketKingsCup
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/phuketkingscup.


by Media Center


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117194

3:30 PM Sun 1 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

06 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup 2013: Leaders consolidate before final day’s racing
06 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup Regatta - Royal salute and racing action shots
06 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup 2013 - Gallery 4 from Guy Nowell Photography
05 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup 2013 - Gallery 3
04 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup 2013. Gallery 2
03 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup 2013 - Gallery 1
03 Dec 2013  Phuket Kings Cup Regatta Day 2 images by Max Ranchi photography
03 Dec 2013  Phuket King's Cup 2013. 'Big Fleet' racing
03 Dec 2013  Phuket King’s Cup 2013. A relaxed start to proceedings.
03 Dec 2013  Phuket Kings Cup Day 1 images by Max Ranchi photography
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





















Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,


















Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,




























ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?
Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Battle continues for U.S. sailors
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha
ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Cheers on the dock
Spindrift 2 criss-crosses the Bay of Biscay
45th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's record circumnavigation
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 4 images by Jude Robertson
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1
RC44 Cascais Cup - Fresh faces join the line-up
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha   
Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray   
Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off   
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem   
Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed   
Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz   
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi   
Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11   
Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective   
Clipper Race - Californian crew member continues fundraising journey   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 2 images by Jude Robertson   
Les Voiles de St Barth - Images by Christophe Jouany   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US