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Quantum Racing scores ‘double’ in King’s Cup Regatta

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KATA: Ray Roberts’ Quantum Racing crew scored two wins and a third place in today’s racing, moving them into first place overall in the Racing class of the King’s Cup Regatta being held off Kata Beach.

Frank Pong’s 70-foot yacht Jelik has moved into second place in the class, closely followed by Neil Pryde’s Hi Fi in third place overall.

After three races, Phuket-based sailor Scott Duncanson and his crew on Raimon Land The Heights has moved into the lead in the Sports boat class, relegating Japan’s Kenchi Takahashi on Motor Net to second place.

Matt Allen on Ichi Ban maintains his clear lead in the IRC 1 class after winning three from three races.

Similarly, NC Pontap Sukudom and his crew aboard Royal Thai Navy 2 lead the IRC 2 class with three straight wins.

Peter Dyer’s Sea Property leads the fast Firefly catamaran class, which has provided a spectacle for other sailors in the regatta as the sleek vessels sped with plumes of spray around the courses over the past two days of racing.

Second in the Firefly class on Seahorse Interiors-Mamba is Henry Kaye, who has sailed in all 22 King’s Cup Regattas so far, followed by Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo Child.

Conditions out on the water were calmer than yesterday, when jarring 20-plus-knot winds gusted over choppy seas. This morning saw the fleet start with with gentler breezes of 10-15 knots and much smaller waves.

For full results of today’s racing, 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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