29th November – 6th December, 2014, Kata Beach, Phuket
Revered as Asia’s most prestigious sports yachting trophy and attracting crews and boats from every corner of the globe, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta returns to the unpredictable seas of the Andaman, bringing with it split-second racing action, camaraderie and a series of legendary party events.
The 28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Under Royal Patronage (29th November – 6th December, 2014), the region’s largest regatta, includes dinghies, keelboats and multihulls amongst its competitive classes, and will feature a sail pass to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday (scheduled to be held on the morning of 5th December), followed by a special candlelight ceremony that night. Five days of highly charged racing are complemented by five fantastic beachside parties hosted by some of Phuket’s most recognisable names in hospitality, including host venue Kata Beach Resort & Spa, with close to 2,000 guests attending nightly.
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.
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, Real Life Magazine, The Guide Phuket, Image Asia, Art & Culture, and Phuket Marine Guide
For more information, please visit www.kingscup.com.