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Island Fling retakes lead in King’s Cup Regatta

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KATA: Despite Ray Roberts’ Quantum Racing winning both races on Friday, December 5 in the Racing class of the 22nd King’s Cup Regatta, being held off Kata Beach, Winkelman and Dodd’s Island Fling has retaken the lead in the class with consistently good sailing.

Before starting the day’s racing, the 94-boat fleet this morning staged a “sail-past salute” past the Royal Thai Navy frigate anchored offshore Kata in honor of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 81st birthday.

The racers were then graced with ideal sailing conditions, with winds ranging from eight to 15 knots and relatively smooth sea.

With one race to go today, the last day of the regatta, Island Fling has so far scored one first place and five second-place finishes to accumulate 11 points, two points ahead of Quantum Racing.

Neil Pryde’s Hi Fi is in third place, also on 13 points, but trailing Quantum Racing on overall results.

Frank Pong’s Jelik is back in fourth place overall after finishing fourth and fifth in the two races yesterday.

A top battle is lined up for today between Japan’s Kenchi Takahashi and his crew on Motor Net and overall class leader Scott Duncanson and his crew on Raimon Land The Heights.

Motor Net ‘s victory yesterday brought them within two points of The Heights, who finished fourth. A similar result today will see Motor Net win the class.

Another battle brewing on the bay is between Peter Cremers’ Shahtoosh and David Ross’s Macquarie – Frangipani Girl in the Premier class. Both have scored seven points, but Shatoosh leads marginally on countback.

Sailing well for the home country are CPO.3 Wiwat Poonpat on Royal Thai Navy 1, who lead the IRC 2 class two points ahead of fellow Thai sailors NC Pontap Sukudom and crew aboard Royal Thai Navy 2, who have 10 points.

In the Firefly 850 class, comprising only Firefly 850 catamarans, which are all built in Phuket, Peter Dyer’s SEA Property leads the class with six points, ahead of Hans Rahmann on Voodoo Child on nine points.

In the other Multihull class, Radab Kanjanavanit’s Seamico Cedar Swan, a long-time regular in the King’s Cup, leads with a nigh-unassailable (no pun intended) five-point lead over Bob Brindley’s X Cat Riot, which is in second place with 13 points.

For more results from today’s racing visit www.kingscup.com.



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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