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Regatta Season

July 20, 2010

The Thailand Regatta season is well and truly underway. The Sawadee.com Regatta 2010 Samui finished early June  and the SEA Property Multihull Championships have just finished in Phuket.

Next up, with the opening party tomorrow (Wednesday 21 July), is the Six Senses Phuket Raceweek. Now in it’s seventh year the organisers expect a strong fleet of 40+.

WINNER: 'Close Quarters', submitted by Simon Andrews wins this year's Phuket Raceweek Photo Contest.

SPECIAL MENTION: 'Evolution Sail Crew In Action' was submitted by Anne Sophie on behalf of the Maestracci family.

With this year’s Six Senses Phuket Raceweek getting underway Wednesday, the Phuket Gazette is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Phuket Raceweek Amateur Photo Contest.

Simon Andrews won with his photo “Close Quarters” showing two yachts in very close proximity as they prepare to round a mark mid-race, capturing in an instant just how competitive yacht racing can be in Phuket regattas.

'Windstar in the Modern Classics Class. Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2009.'

Things are moving apace behind the scenes at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. A new TV and distribution deal will be finalised in the coming days beaming the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta further than ever before.

Plans for the 2010 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta are shaping up with inquiries at this early stage already exceeding previous years. Interested sailors from all corners of the world are planning their trips to Phuket and the range of boats looks set to be the most diverse yet: from seven foot to 100 foot plus.

The 24th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be held 4th-11th December off Kata Beach, Phuket. After more than two decades, the regatta has become ‘the one to win’ for many, and attracts participants from all over the world. In 2009 33 nationalities attended the Regatta, with a total of 111 boats racing in 11 classes, and 19 dinghies.

Upcoming marine events in Thailand

Phuket Raceweek: 21 – 25 July
Hua Hin Regatta: July/August
Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: 04 – 11 December
PIMEX: 06 – 09 January 2011
The Bay Regatta, Phuket-Phang Nga-Krabi: 09 – 13 February 2011
Club sailing: Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Ao Chalong Yacht Club, Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Phuket Yacht Club.

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