PTT Global Chemical supports the Dinghy Fleet of 28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
Sailing season will kick off this weekend at Cape Panwa when a fleet of over 20 Optimists and Laser will race the Phuket Dinghy Series 2014. The popular series race under the umbrella of Phuket king’s Cup Regatta entered its fifth year with full support from PTT Global Chemical who see the potential of Thai youth in sailing sport. The Series race will start at Cape Panwa in front of the Sailing Club of the 3rd Naval Command Center on Saturday, November 1 at 11.00 hrs. Three back to back races are expected on Saturday and another 3 races on Sunday making up 6 races for the weekend. The next and final series for the year will be held at Kata Beach over the weekend of November 29-30 when a much bigger fleet of Phuket King’s Cup regatta gather for the week long race off the bay.
In its 5th year the Optimist fleet is no longer beginner but intermediate and advance sailors. Many have done well at national level and continue to develop race after race. Qualified top sailors are expected to race the larger fleet of International Dinghy Class of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta during the first week of December at Kata where competitors has come all the way from Sattahip, Pattaya and China.
28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
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.
The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be held from November 29 to 6 December, 2014. Sponsors of the 2014 Phuket King's Cup Regatta include Kata Group Resorts Thailand, PTT Global Chemical, FINCA de MALPICA by Siam Winery, Haadthip PLC, and Sunsail. Media Partners include Phuket Gazette, Sail-World.com, SEA Yachting, YachtStyle Asia, Prestige, Real Life Magazine, The Guide Phuket, Image Asia, Art & Culture, and Phuket Marine Guide.
For more information, please visit www.kingscup.com.