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2013 marks another great success for Phuket King's Cup Regatta
The 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, held from 1-7 December, has delivered an exceptional fleet and high levels of professionalism and sportsmanship throughout; the “King’s Cup” has lived up to its reputation as the premier sailing event in all of Asia, featuring tight contests between keelboats and multihulls, dinghies and windsurfs, with a total of 171 boats from Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Monaco, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Finland.
The “Sail Pass” has become a notable signature of this prestigious event and took place in honour of His Majesty the King's birthday on 5 December with the support of the Royal Thai Navy. The Royal Awards Ceremony, another classic feature of the King’s Cup, was presided over by H.E. Admiral Mom Luang Usni Pramoj, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King of Thailand, who presenting trophies to the winners.
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 2013 Phuket King's Cup Regatta include Kata Group Resorts Thailand, PTT Global Chemical, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mont Clair, Singha Corporation, Sansiri PLC, Haadthip PLC, TAT, and Sunsail. Media Partners include Phuket Gazette, Phuket Magazine, Sail-World.com, SEA Yachting and YachtStyle Asia.
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