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KATA: Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonth’s Mandrake from Hong Kong won the first race in the Racing Class in this year’s King’s Cup Regatta with a provisional corrected lead of 28 minutes ahead of Ray Roberts’s Drumstick.

Bill Bremner’s Foxy Lady finished third in the class with a corrected time of 5 hrs 44 min 56 s, 1 min 58 sec in front of John Thornton’s Mahligai, with Neil Pryde’s Hi Fi finishing a surprising fifth at 5:47:14.

Hi Fi‘s poor result comes just week after the crew won the IRC Racing Class in the Malaysian Raja Muda International Regatta for the second consecutive year.

In IRC 1 class, John Vause’s Ruby Tuesday outclassed Mike Downard’s Switchblade to win today’s race, while Rhythm Stick finished third.

The Royal Thai Navy claimed 1st and 3rd places in the IRC 2 class, with Merv Goddings’ Master Blaster in bewteen them.

In IRC 3, Kevin Gillow’s Minx took top honors, with Sumatra and Bourgeois Tag finishing second and third respectively.

The crew on Pla Loma made plain their intentions with a clear win in the the Sports Boats class. Provisional results for places two and three had still to be ratified by the racing committee at the time of upload.

Another surprise came in the Multihull 1 class, with Mark Pescott’s latest Firefly design, Moto Inzi, finishing third. Radab Kanjanavit’s Cedar Swan won today’s race with Henry Kaye’s The Sting finishing second.

However, Pescott claimed some fame today as his earlier designs, Cerberus and Chimera finished first and second respectively in the Multihull 2 class. Allocha finished third.

In the Premier class, Intrigue stole the show from Stormvogel to take top honors, while Silvertip finished third.

Provisional results in the remaining classes were:

Ocean Rover: 1. Sanook, 2. Silvia, 3. Asri.

Classic: 1. Shockwave 1, 2. Aquavit III, 3. Jemini Jo.

Bareboat Charter: 1. Constanza, 2. Intan, 3. Jigsaw.

Sunsail One Design: 1. Princess Athena, 2. Princess Christina, 3. Princess Isabella.



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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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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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