Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: Pong rebounds with win, Premier leads the way

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Hannes Weimer’s Team Premier surged to the top of the IRC Zero standings to lead the class with five points after the second day of yacht racing today in the 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

Frank Pong’s Jelik II fought back from two fourth-place finishes yesterday to win today’s Race Three in good winds at the start line, easing off towards the end of the Round-The-Island course.

Rounding out the big guns in the top-flight IRC Zero class are Hong Kong’s Sam Chan and Neil Pryde, both on eight points in the series.

In the highly competitive IRC 1 Class, three-time defending champion Matt Allen of Ichi Ban continued his poor run of form, finishing eighth in Race Three today.

Allen has won his class in the King’s Cup Regatta every year since his debut in 2008, but so far this year has already amassed 22 points, leaving the Australian in eighth place overall in the class on the 13-team table.

Japan’s Yasuo Nanamori and his Karasu team overtook EFG Bang Mandrake to lead the standings with nine points following his second-place finish today.

Singapore’s Steve Manning steered his Sydney GTS 43 to victory in Race Three and is currently ranked fourth in the series.

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta President Kevin Whitcraft’s Won Ma Rang struggled today with only a seventh place.

Defending IRC 1 champion Peter Dyer’s Team Kata Rocks took a lead on the opening day and today finished third to hold on the series lead ahead of Bill Bremner’s Ker 32 Foxy Lady 5.

Wiwat Poonpat of the Royal Thai Navy 1 team placed fourth today and is well positioned in third place overall on 10 points.

Despite trailing the leader by four points, Wiwat believes he is still in contention for the title. The Royal Thai Navy has landed five IRC 2 titles since the class was introduced in 2003.

“We led through the middle of the race, only to fade when the wind dropped,” Wiwat said.

“It was not too bad a performance, and there is a long way to go yet. We are confident we have an opportunity to move up the rankings when the shorter courses are used.”

Racing continues tomorrow.

The Phuket Gazette and The Nation are proud sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

For full race results visit kingscup.com

— Event Media

 

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.

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

What you get for $X7 hours ago

What $100,000 buys you for a condo in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Hua Hin

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Activists plan protests all across Thailand

Thailand9 hours ago

Snitching on parking space hoggers could earn you 5,000 baht in Thailand

Sponsored17 hours ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Weather9 hours ago

Storm Noru weakens from typhoon to depression as it moves across Thailand

World10 hours ago

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan hits students preparing for exam

Politics11 hours ago

BREAKING: Prayut reinstated as Prime Minister of Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Technology11 hours ago

What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

Cambodia11 hours ago

Cambodian delegation in UK to seach for stolen treasures

Thailand11 hours ago

20 baht notes printed with errors, says Bank of Thailand

Crime12 hours ago

Loan shark bombs debtor’s house in southern Thailand

Thailand12 hours ago

Thai researchers develop flood-resistant rice strain

Press Room12 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s hospitality leaders step into the ring to fight for sustainability at PHIST 5

Crime12 hours ago

Horrified relatives attempt ID of disfigured suitcase victim

Travel12 hours ago

Things to do in Bangkok that cost next to nothing (2022)

Travel13 hours ago

5 best spa treatments in Bangkok to pamper yourself this September – October

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