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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta shows appreciation to sponsors with grand opening ceremony

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PHUKET: The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, led by its president, Kevin Whitcraft, hosted the official opening ceremony of the 28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta yesterday.

The event was held at Kata Beach Resort & Spa, the spiritual home of Asia’s classic race, and was attended by VIPs, media guests and hundreds of sailors from around the world.

Joining the proceedings were David Littlejohn, the Flag Commodore of Varuna Yacht Club; Royal Thai Navy Rear Admiral Teansiri Montriwade; Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak, Vice Governor of Phuket; and Andrew Swatdipakdi, General Manager of Kata Beach Resort and Spa.

Sail measurement and registration of entry for this year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta began on Saturday. Racing in the keelboat and multihull classes begins today, and will continue through December 6.

Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event has been held during the first week of December every year since.

Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.

Sponsors of the 2014 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta include Kata Group Resorts Thailand, PTT Global Chemical, Jaguar Land Rover, FINCA de MALPICA by Siam Winery, Singha Corporation, and Haadthip PLC. Media Partners include Phuket Gazette, Phuket Today, Sail-World.com, SEA Yachting, YachtStyle Asia, Prestige, Real Life Magazine, The Guide Phuket, Image Asia, Art & Culture, and Phuket Marine Guide.

For more information, visit www.kingscup.com

This event is proudly sponsored by the Phuket Gazette and PGTV’s nationwide ‘Phuket Today‘ show, which broadcasts daily on True Visions channels 85 and 59.

 

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