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Neil Pryde and Hi Fi move into first in Racing Class

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KATA: Proving that this year’s 22nd King’s Cup Regatta competition is tighter than ever, today saw the third leader in as many days of racing.

Neil Pryde and his crew on Hi Fi scored a first place in the Racing class as the fleet swept around the southern end of Phuket, powered by strong and steady headwinds in the morning. These tapered off to feather-light zephyrs for the downwind leg this afternoon.

Winkelman and Dodd’s Island Fling finished second today to hold on to second place overall in the class, while Frank Pong’s Jelik finished third to slip down to third place overall.

Ray Roberts’ Quantum Racing has seen better days on the bay. After an outstanding performance yesterday, his crew scored a fourth place, which saw them move down to fourth place overall in the class.

Scott Duncanson and his crew on Raimon Land The Heights have a two-point lead over Japan’s Kenchi Takahashi and crew on Motor Net in the Sports boat class. With three races to go, Duncanson has so far scored three first places in four races in the class.

Australian Matt Allen on Ichi Ban leads the IRC 1 class with four straight wins from four races, while NC Pontap Sukudom and his crew on Royal Thai Navy 2 still lead IRC 2 despite placing sixth today.

In the Firefly 850 class, Peter Dyer on SEA Property finished third today to secure a two-point lead over Hans Rahmann on Voodoo Child.

Henry Kaye on Seahorse Interiors – Mamba is third place overall in the class, while Brent Gribble from New Zealand today enjoyed his first victory in this year’s King’s Cup on Twin Sharks.

Racing will start late tomorrow, after 9:30 am, after the fleet performs a spectacular “sail-past salute” off Kata Beach in honor of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 81st birthday.

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



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Motorbike driver files official complaint after accident from fallen cables in Kata

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A motorbike driver has filed a report with police against a cable company after he became tangled up in their cabling while driving to work in Kata.

26 year old Chakaree Yawaekaree filled the report with Chalong Police against the local cable company.

Mr Chakaree told Police that he was driving to work in Kata on Friday morning. When he arrived at the scene he ran into the cabling that had dropped down, just above the road level. The cables hooked his motorbike and caused him to crash and fall off. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for scrapes, grazes and a badly injured right knee.

Chalong Police say they are continuing their investigation. They say the cables belong to a private company and that this kind of incident happens “very often”.

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Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a sedan driven by a Russian driver who was allegedly making a “risky” U-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew yesterday.

The incident happened at 3.30pm yesterday.

Police and other emergency responders arrived to find a white sedan, a motorbike and a pickup truck.

The motorbike driver had sustained serious injuries – 19 year old Weerapat Chamnina – and had already been rushed tp Mission Phuket Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police report that a white sedan, whose driver was a 37 year old Russian man, Maxim Shadrin, was heading along the southbound lane of Thepkasattri Road.

Police speculate that he was trying to make a U-turn but was allegedly out of the lane of traffic making the turn.

The motorbike collided with the rear of the man’s sedan.  The motorbike driver bounced off to the other side of the road (northbound lane).  Then a pickup truck hit the motorbike driver.

Police are continuing their investigation and examining all the CCTV footage.

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54 year old Swede dodges traffic in Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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PHUKET: Achadtaya Chuenniran

A 54 year old Swedish tourist is now in custody after running around Thepkasattri road yesterday morning dodging cars and causing traffic mayhem. Luckily no cars came in contact with the man police described as ‘mentally ill’.

A video clip from the incident shows the man running in and out of the traffic on Thepkasattri Road in Thalang. The incident happened around 2.30am.

The road had to be closed for 20-30 minutes as police apprehended the man, unhurt. The motive for his dangerous antics have not become apparent at this stage.

The man, who remains named was taken to Thalang Hospital for checking then was transferred to Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town. Police revealed that his visa expired on the same day so they’ve contacted the local Swedish consular officials to check on the man’s family and travel situation.

The Swede is currently being evaluated and treated in the hospital’s psychiatric wing.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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