Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015 ready to set sail

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One of the standout international sporting events in the Asia region, the 29th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta under Royal Patronage prepares to set sail once again from 5-12 December.

Held at Kata Beach Resort and Spa, the Regatta will host international racing classes across which over 150 boats and 1500+ sailors will compete for one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies, bestowed by His Majesty the King of Thailand.  Competing sailors travel from USA, Australia, England, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Cyprus, with even wider international representation amidst their crews.

World class sailing teams will be in Phuket this month for the 29th King’s Cup Regatta. (Photo by Guy Nowell/ Phuket King’s Cup Regatta)World class sailing teams will be in Phuket this month for the 29th King’s Cup Regatta. (Photo by Guy Nowell/ Phuket King’s Cup Regatta)

Consisting of five days of racing on challenging, scenic courses held amidst the beautiful Andaman Sea islands, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta brings some of the world’s fastest independent racing teams, in addition to its famed prize giving party series.

The full complement of classes for the 2015 race year include IRC Zero (international ‘Grand Prix’ boats), the highly competitive IRC 1, IRC 2, IRC 3, along with Sports Boat, Modern Classic, Premier, Open Charter, Bareboat Charter, Classic, Cruising, Firefly 850 Sports, Multihulls Racing, and Multihulls Cruising.

The event will also feature a sail pass to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday.  The Royal Awards Ceremony will be held on 12th December.