On Dec. 5-12, Phuket Regatta sets sail again with more than 150 boats and 1,500 plus sailors participating.
One of the truly standout international sporting events in Southeast Asia, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta prepares to set sail again, expecting to make a large contribution to overall Thai tourism performance and swell Phuket visitor numbers. The “Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015,” to be held off Kata Bay from Dec. 5 to 12, will host international racing classes across which over 150 boats and 1500+ sailors will compete for one of the sailing race’s most prestigious trophies.
Consisting of five days of racing on challenging, scenic courses held amid the beautiful Andaman Sea islands, the regatta brings some of the world’s fastest independent racing teams, in addition to its famed prize-giving party series. A big draw for Thai companies and international brands keen to grow their presence on a highly visible cosmopolitan platform, the race series and parties are an essential event on the Phuket local calendar.
The regatta offers sponsorship and media engagement opportunities as well as premier networking opportunities hosted across the party venues each night following conclusion of the day’s racing.
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.
The region’s largest regatta includes dinghies (International Dinghy Classes), keelboats and multihulls amongst its competitive classes, and will feature a sail pass to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday.
Competing sailors travel from USA, Australia, England, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Cyprus, with even wider international representation amid their crews.
The regatta was inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand. Since then, the event has been held every year since, during the first week of December.