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Cape Panwa Hotel confirm to be the home of Phuket Raceweek through 2015

The five-star Cape Panwa Hotel is an ideal regatta venue with its established international reputation, private beach and pier, and spectacular sailing grounds right on the hotel's doorstep, and following their successful inaugural hosting last year, have committed to support Raceweek through to 2015.

A popular venue with sailors and guests, the long-term commitment by Cape Panwa Hotel to be the Title and Host Sponsor of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek underscores the success of the award-winning regatta and provides a strong platform moving forward.

For this years 10th Anniversary Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek entries are rolling in, and of particular note is the growth in charter boats, with Sunsail reporting a number of bookings and many new crews from Australia, New Zealand and USA, to name just a few, having already confirmed their attendance.

Phuket has a good fleet of boats available for charter and Phuket Raceweek offers a unique regatta charter experience combining quality racing in typically good winds and an onshore social scene unmatched. For more details of charter opportunities, visit

There are just a few days left for Early Bird registration: Until this Friday, 14 June, the Boat Entry (including one ticket for all official functions) will cost 10,000THB – a saving of 2,000THB, and the Crew Tickets will cost 3,850THB – a saving of 350THB. To take advantage of these great savings, register now at

The Multihull classes are shaping up in both quality and number, with eight boats confirmed including defending champion DaVinci and defending champion of the Firefly 850 class Voodoo.

There are efforts to reintroduce a Platu class this year, with a number available on the Island for charter – contact us if you would like to know more.

Current entries can be viewed at

Only the best for the sailors
At Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, sailor experience is at the centre of all decision-making. For participants staying over-the-hill in and around Kantary Bay Hotel, there will be shuttle buses provided by Budget Car & Truck Rental to Cape Panwa Hotel and back during the day and into the evening through the regatta.

On-the-water, only the best will do and providing Race Management is Simon James.

Gybe are onboard again this year producing the official merchandise including great caps and shirts for participants, and will be onsite throughout with a wider selection of their products for sale. The skippers bags are packed with goodies, including a pair of Rodenstock sunglasses, NIVEA Sun cream, NeilPryde document bags, the ever-popular Quantum bag and of course the highly coveted Mount Gay Rum red cap.

Accommodation – Special Offers
We are offering special Raceweek rates at both Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel, and our limited supply is being snapped up quickly. If you have entered already and want to benefit from these great rates, don't delay. Goto for full details.

For more information on the regatta:

For more information on sponsorship opportunities: (English) (Thai)

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