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Cape Panwa Hotel to host Phuket Raceweek | Thaiger

PHUKET: THE 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek – presented by Mount Gay Rum – celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a strong fleet of boats and international crews taking part from July 17-21 at the five-star Cape Panwa Hotel.

The luxurious Cape Panwa Hotel is an ideal regatta venue with its established international reputation, private beach and pier, and spectacular sailing grounds right on the hotel’s doorstep. Following their successful first hosting of the event last year, the Cape Panwa Hotel recently extended their title sponsorship and committed to be the home of Phuket Raceweek through 2015.

Footage from last year’s Raceweek.Video: Phuket Today

“We are very proud to continue with Phuket Raceweek and to extend our sponsorship of the regatta through to 2015. The synergies of an award-winning yachting event and the Cape Panwa Hotel with its unique location, luxury accommodation and first class facilities, are clear. Feedback from sailors and guests last year was very positive and we look forward to building on that this year and beyond.

“We want to thank the organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, namely Image Asia and MBS, as well as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the Ao Chalong Yacht Club for their superb support,” said Ms Tirawan Pangsrivongse, Project Development Manager, Kasemkij Hotels.

An exciting race program on-the-water, combined with the popular onshore social scene, kicks off with a Barbadian-themed opening party and concludes with a lavish ticket-only Gala Dinner hosted by Cape Panwa Hotel.

“This year is a milestone year for the event. We look back at the last nine years in which Raceweek has built a reputation for delivering one of the best regatta experiences in Asia, and we celebrate the 10th Anniversary year, while looking forward to the next decade and developing on the success of this award-winning regatta,” said Mr Byron Jones, managing director of co-organizer Media Business Services (MBS).

Four days of world-class yacht racing in Phuket, combined with four nights of magical, beach-side parties, has proven to be a winning formula for Phuket Raceweek, with the event having been voted ‘Best Asian Regatta of the Year’ at the 2011 Asia Boating Awards. Such accolades have helped to firmly establish the regatta on the Asian yachting circuit, and the event’s worldwide recognition is evidenced by an increasing number of charter boats taking part this year, underscoring Phuket’s position as a leading sailing and marine tourism destination.

There is no better marketing for Phuket than repeat guests, and the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, as well as attracting a growing charter fleet and first-time participants, welcomes back past participants from near and far, including some of the top racing boats in the region, a strong cruising and multihull fleet, and the best Classic class in Asia.

The 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek looks set to be an exciting curtain raiser for the 2013/14 Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.

For additional details about the 2013 Cape Panwa Raceweek, visit:, or

This event is proudly sponsored by the Phuket Gazette, PGTV and the nationally televised ‘Phuket Today’ show.


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