Connect with us

Phuket

Patong to host jet-ski competition

Published

 on 

PHUKET: The island’s first jet-ski racing competition will be held in Patong Bay on December 10 and 11, Vice-Governor Niran Kalayanamit announced today.

After returning from a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Suwat Liptapanlop last Thursday, V/Gov Niran said that with a prize purse of US$10,000 (approximately 410,000 baht), the tourney for the HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Trophy is expected to attract some 500 competitors from 40 countries.

The event is expected to cost about 22.6 million baht to stage, and the Thai Jet Sports Boating Association, one of the organizers, has confirmed that Thai star racers Chaowalit Kuajaroon, Pro Sport 800 Superstock 2004 world champion, and the Thailand Pro AM Runabout 0-1200 Open champion 2005, and Choke-Uthit Molee, Pro Runabout 800 Superstock 2004 world champion, will take part.

Despite the go-ahead being given for the event, V/Gov Niran said that the provincial government’s policy to rid the island of all jet-skis by March 1, 2011 would remain in force.

“However, the organizers have explained that this sporting event will be run using international-standard [jet-ski racing] safety rules. Riders must wear helmets and protective gear, and jet-skis do not have propellers,” he said.

“There will be no problems staging the event in Patong. The course will be [inside an area] only 250 meters [long] by 200m [wide]. This will help to promote Phuket province around the world,” V/Gov Niran said.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand2 mins ago

Chinese gangs in Thailand take another hit as “Tony” falls

Pollution10 mins ago

Environmental police arrest 7 over illegal dumping in Bangkok

Crime19 mins ago

Pattaya Police warn city’s taxi riders to behave after sexual assault case

Sponsored6 hours ago

Go global with Upbit Thailand: Worldwide digital asset market in your hands

Press Room55 mins ago

Thai-Italian Business Summit highlights the importance of a shared vision

Thailand60 mins ago

Percentage of HIV infections rising among young Thais

Tourism1 hour ago

TAT launches luxury travel package to Thailand for rich South Korean tourists

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Lifestyle1 hour ago

Check Thai lottery result 1 December 2022

Thailand1 hour ago

Unexploded MK-82 bomb found in Songkhla forest

World2 hours ago

Iranian forces kill young man for celebrating World Cup loss

Crime2 hours ago

Thai police seize 8 businesses in Phuket owned by Chinese gangster Tuhao

Thailand3 hours ago

Planning a small conference? Try Thailand’s super-luxury villas

Bangkok3 hours ago

50 crypto mines raided for stealing Thai electricity

Bangkok4 hours ago

Bangkok ranked No.6 in the top 10 best cities for expats

Thailand5 hours ago

Man armed with a pen gun arrested at seminar visited by PM Prayut

Tourism5 hours ago

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport expects 130,000 daily passengers this month

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending