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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta offering “Parties for Smarties’



PHUKET: The organizers of the King’s Cup Regatta are calling for volunteers to help officials on the water on race days.

“We’re looking for Phuket-based volunteers to help on the water. They must be available for the entire Regatta week, and yachting experience is required,” says Duncan Worthington, one of the organizers of the regatta.

Volunteers are needed primarily to move the buoys that define race courses, he explained.

“We can give free entry to the King’s Cup Regatta parties in return, but the volunteers must start early the next morning. They will need to meet on the beach in front of the Kata Beach resort at about 6 to 6:30am each day,” he warned.

They must also be there for the practice race on Sunday, December 4, he added.

“It’s fun, and the parties are worth the hard work,” he teased.

Mr Worthington said organizers were also in need of rigid inflatable boats, simply known by yachties as “RIBs”, for the event.

“Due to a number of local boats being sent to Bangkok to help with flood-relief work, the Regatta is looking for extra boats to assist,” he said.

“We need one RIB for a photographer and another to help move course marks,” he added.

The RIBs should be no less than three meters long and be powered by an outboard engine of at least 75 horsepower, he said.

People interested in joining as a volunteer or to offer use of a RIB for the regatta are asked to email Race Director Simon James at

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


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