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King’s Cup sees better conditions on Day 2

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KATA: After a first day’s racing that ended with no results in most classes thanks to lack of wind, yesterday’s King’s Cup racing saw better conditions. An enthusiastic start to the Boathouse-QBE race saw a collision on the start line between Mats Johansson’s Diah Tantri and Rodney Cran’s Slice of Heaven in the Performance Cruising class, which cost the former her bowsprit and ended with Slice of Heaven’s crew kicking their heels outside an adjudication meeting. Diah Tantri’s third placing in the class was small consolation for the lost bowsprit. For the two-man crew of the Loy Kratong, the day’s unusual wind conditions turned moderate hopes of a mid-range position in the Cruising class into jubilation as they trounced many crews they had considered their betters to pull in a very impressive third place. French owner Michel Trippe and locally-based teammate Jolly Menhinick were undoubtedly the happiest of crews at the evening’s award celebrations at Mom Tri’s Boathouse. Despite haphazard wind conditions, which caused the coastal race to be significantly shortened, it was with great satisfaction that judges announced full race results for all classes, with very few of those competing failing to complete. – Simon Hand Results Racing Beau Geste 3:07:28 Stella 3:11:50 Hi Fidelity 3:11:54 Australian Maid 3:17:24 Luna Nuova 3:17:24 Cruising Amanda 4:59:51 Master Blaster 5:06:26 Loy Kratong 5:06:40 Tag 5:15:22 Fi Tuen 5:17:59 Ocean Multihull Lee Marine Fine Pitch 3:42:19 Cedar Swan 4:16:31 Summersalt 6:29:25 Premier Cruising Hocux Pocux 2 6:28:23 X-Treme 6:03:02 Hocux Pocux 6:38:12 Maligaya 6:53:01 Oasis 6:53:23 Platu started at 9.00 Winternitz Global Net Access 1:00:00 105 1:00:05 104 1:00:10 Platu Started at 11.00 Swordsman 1:00:00 Winternitz Global Net Access 1:00:05 104 1:00:10 Performance Cruising Gotcha Lagi! 2:17:44 Octopussy 2:19:24 Diah Tantri 2:23:30 Dream Machine 2:27:40 Big A 2:27:56 Classic Xyphias 5:04:49 Eveline 5:30:49 Sylvia 5:40:59



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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