It’s all systems go for the 10th Anniversary Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek with just over two months until final registration day on the 17thJuly.
Simon James, the Principal Race Officer takes charge of the racing and the Notice of Race can be found here or download the NOR here
Early bird bookings and the special regatta accommodation rates available at Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel are seeing brisk activity and no doubt accommodation will be another sell out. Check the accommodation page here
EARLY BIRD only available up to 14th June 2013.
Boat entry - All classes: Thai Baht 10,000
(The entry fee includes one ticket for all official functions and parties of the Regatta)
Crew tickets - Additional crew tickets are Thai Baht 3,850
Full details of the Early Bird Offer
Find out more and GET INVOLVED on the registration page
The Latest News.
The news has been flowing after the “doors open” registration launch at the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX).The new face at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek,Byron Jones, has been working tirelessly with Grenville Fordham and Paul Poole to ensure the 10th Anniversary event is going to be another Phuket Raceweek to remember.
The big news is that the Sports Authority of Thailand have officially recognized the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek and joins The Tourism Authority of Thailand as a co-sponsor alongside DaVinci Yacht Charters and recently welcomed back to Jaguar/Land Rover, who join us for a third regatta. More here http://www.phuketraceweek.com/news.htm
Looking for crew or need crew feel free to use the regatta facebook page
Wednesday the 17th July is registration day, with skippers briefing followed by the Opening Ceremony and The Mount Gay Rum Thailand Party, sponsored by our presenting sponsor Mount Gay Rum with a sumptuous Caribbean Buffet from our hosts Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel. Full programme details are here
Phuket Raceweek delivers the goods
Organising a regatta is not for the faint-hearted, and having to change venue is something to avoid at all costs, but this year the organisers had to do just that and the new venue and Title Sponsor, Cape Panwa Hotel, surpassed all expectations with a professional and friendly 5-star service, and some of the best regatta parties to boot. Read full regatta wrap feature >>>
An intro to your regatta
Coming into its 10th year, Phuket Raceweek comprises four days of world-class yacht racing and five nights of magical, beachside parties at the 5-star Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket – all captured for international TV broadcast to 140 million households.
The regatta is run over six or seven classes, including cruising/bareboat/charter yachts. It’s competitive, high-octane racing for the serious boats and fun courses around the islands for the less serious racers.
The evening parties are legendary. According to one competitor, “It just gets better and better. It’s my favourite. We're very lucky to have such a regatta on the doorstep.”
Faced with a venue change after eight successful years, Phuket Raceweek organisers, Image Asia Events, concluded a multi-year deal with new Title Sponsor, Cape Panwa Hotel and Host Venue Sponsors,Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel.
Best Asian Regatta!
Phuket Raceweek was voted ‘Best Asian Regatta of the Year’ in the Asia Boating Awards 2011, which recognise the cream of Asia’s marine industry across 23 categories, from boat builders to marinas to regattas.
The awards ceremony was held at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club in Hong Kong on May 6, 2011.
Phuket Raceweek is only the second of Thailand’s six regattas to win this prestigious award. “We’re delighted with the accolade, which reflects what our participants have been telling us for the past several years,” said Grenville Fordham, MD of regatta rights owners and organisers Image Asia.
What the racers say...
“I must say it was an exceptional regatta! The whole of our crew thoroughly enjoyed the week. Congratulations to you and your team on putting on one of Asia’s finest regattas. We will definitely be returning next year.” Anthony Hastings, Baby Tonga
“We've been to many international regattas and this was world class standards. It's an excellent regatta - one of the best in the world - both for the sailing and bunch of people it attracts.” Neil Ayre, Shanghai Baby
“I've had a fabulous time. It's my first time at this regatta and it's possibly the best experience I've had in Asia… I came here expecting the regatta to be much less competitive, but it was very tight racing… where the gap between first and second was [sometimes] less than 10 seconds.” Ray Roberts, Evolution Sails
“Great Regatta! The best in Asia. We recommend Raceweek wholeheartedly to all prospective participants.” Mike Downard, CEO of Sail in Asia
“This is a fantastic regatta which is professionally run and meets all of the requirements for sailors at all levels." Rob Azzopardi, Prosafe Cunning Plan
“The regatta just gets better and better - and the winds continue to co-operate. It has to be my favourite. We're very lucky to have such a regatta on the doorstep; visitors must be jealous.” Roger Kingdon, Moto Inzi
“What a great regatta Phuket Raceweek has turned into. Hard racing during the day and plenty of entertainment at night. What more could a sailor wish for? It does not get much better than this, anywhere in the world, I can assure you.” Capt. Marty Rijkuris, CEO Asian Yachting.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek enjoys the support of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and Ao Chalong Yacht Club
Marketing support by Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd - The Sponsorship Experts
Four days of world-class yacht racing in Phuket, Thailand, combined with four nights of magical, beachside parties at the 5-star Cape Panwa Hotel – all captured for international TV broadcast to 140 million households.