sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : New faces at the King's Cup

New faces at the King's Cup

Internationally renowned ISAF sailing official Bryan Willis, who has overseen five Olympic Games sailing events and has been involved in six America’s Cups as a rules advisor, chief umpire and who will be the Jury Chairman at next year’s America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain, has agreed to play a leading role in this year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

Willis has agreed to fill the vacuum left by regular Phuket King’s Cup official Mark Pryke – one of the world’s leading sailing judges – who will be on duty at the region’s biggest sporting event, the Asian Games.

This year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta runs from 2-9 December, and clashes with the Asian Games.

Willis will be backed up by a quality team including Howard Elliot and Simon James, who will handle all the action on the water.

Elliot, who has been appointed to various positions on the Race Committee at the King’s Cup for many years, will be Principal Race Officer this year and the International Jury will be led by Willis.

James also has a wealth of sailing experience as the Marketing Manager for Sunsail Asia, one of the world’s biggest yacht charter companies, and has played a leading role in the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta for many years as well as at many other regattas in Asia.

James also announced that the RORC will send Jenny Howells from the UK to process IRC certificates and sort out any measurement questions during this year’s King’s Cup.

'We look forward to welcoming these new faces to the King's Cup this year, one of the world’s biggest regattas,' said Santi Kanchanabandhu, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Committee. 'This year’s regatta, which is our 20th anniversary, is also shaping up as a record year in the number of entries.'

This year is special for both Thailand and the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – the regatta is celebrating its 20th year and the regatta’s patron, His Majesty the King of Thailand, is also celebrating his 60th year on the throne, making him the world’s longest reigning monarch.Every year during the regatta a candle-lit ceremony is held on Kata Beach in honour of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s birthday, which falls on December 5.

Sailors from around the world take part in the annual King’s Cup, with yachts and crews from 18 countries making up the big fleet of 86 boats at last year’s regatta. Much of the interest last year centered on the first team from China to ever enter the event. They were accompanied by a huge media contingent - bigger than the sailing crew - some of which sent daily television feeds back to Beijing and Shanghai.

Now with a fledgling industry in China building superyachts for export and their first entry into the America’s Cup Challenge in Spain in 2007, the giant of the region is awakening to the burgeoning marine leisure industry, and with the Olympic Games fast approaching, becoming competitive at sailing is high on the priority list. More entries from China are expected for this year’s regatta.

For more information, contact Alan Parkhouse: parkhouse@nationgroup.com or phone the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta office on 0 7627 3380, or e-mail: info@kingscup.com, www.kingscup.com.




by Alan Parkhouse, The Nation

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=27119

11:56 PM Mon 28 Aug 2006 GMT






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









International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA












U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   


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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT