Connect with us


Java on fire to win Phuket Multihull Solutions Regatta



PHUKET: Mick Coleman and his crew on Java blazed around the course off the east coast of Phuket over the weekend to win the Racing Multihull Class in the Phuket Multihull Solutions Regatta.

Java mastered wind blasts of up to 30 knots to score four firsts and two second-place finishes, amassing a total of just six points to lift the Overall Perpetual Trophy at the prize-giving ceremony last night.

Phuket yachtsman Alan Carwardine and his crew on Asia Catamarans Hurricane placed second overall on eight points, followed by Bob Mott and his band of sailors on the renowned catamaran Nina which closed the regatta with 14 points.

Shane Grover and Zam Bevan’s Corsair Sprint MK2 Bullet scored the only On Course Side (OCS – over the start line at race start) during the regatta to amass a total of 22 points to place fourth, followed by Kirill Stashevskiy’s Galeforce on 26 points.

For the rest of the Racing class it was a “Battle of the DNFs” (Did Not Finish) as the winds wreaked havoc with the fleet.

David Liddell’s Afterburner scored two DNFs to close with 28 points; Peter Boyd’s Zig Zag scored two DNFs and a DNS (Did Not Start) to close with 44 points; and Phuket yachting stalwart Henry Kaye on Sweet Chariot scored one DNF and three DNS to mass 45 points.

W Amstutz on Flying High racked up a remarkable three DNFs and two DNS (48 points), while local yachtmasters Mark Horwood and Merv Owen on Adrenaline scored the maximum 55 points after recording two DNFs and four DNS.

However, the Gazette has yet to confirm that Horwood had to withdraw to recover his 63-foot monohull Uravai which was reportedly blown onto the rocks at Baan Nit, at Ao Yon.

In the Firefly 850 Sport Class, Neil Ayre and his Advanced Racing Team on Mamba held on to score a victory in the final race to win top honors overall in the class with nine points.

John Newnham on Twin Sharks recovered well after shredding two mainsails to finish second on 11 points, while Hans Rahmann on Voodoo placed third with 13 points after scoring two DNFs halfway through the regatta.

Roman Shirokov’s Lagoon 380 Star Fruit braved the howling winds well to win the Cruising Class.

For full results from the 2014 Multihull Solutions Regatta click here.

Many of the crews will be looking to make fast repairs to their boats in time to join the Phuket Raceweek Regatta, which starts on Wednesday.

For more information go to,, and

The Phuket Gazette and PGTV’s ‘Phuket Today’ show, the island’s only nationally broadcast television program (aired daily on True Visions channels HD-79 and SD-107), are proud to sponsor the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014.

— Chris Husted


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:

Press Room13 hours ago

Best island boat tours from Phuket – must-visit islands and unforgettable experiences you should not miss out on

Thailand14 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Foreigners anger Chiang Mai locals for kissing in temple

World14 hours ago

Former Coventry footballer seriously ill in Thai hospital

Crime14 hours ago

Weapons used by jealous Thai man to murder and chop up lover found

Guides14 hours ago

Foodie Zone: Should you try Keto diet? 2022

Chiang Mai14 hours ago

River in Chiang Mai overflows, floods spread

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand15 hours ago

3-year jail term for carrying crops, fruit & veg into Japan

Thailand15 hours ago

Bank repossesses the wrong house in central Thailand

Thailand15 hours ago

Innocent man jailed 7 months for 15.8 million baht theft demands justice

Weather16 hours ago

Thailand’s cold season expected to hit in late October

Thailand16 hours ago

ฺThai boxer blackmails 20 women into sending nude pics

World17 hours ago

South Korea gives North Korea a warning

Visa17 hours ago

Philippines offers attractive alternative to Thailand’s 10 year LTR visa

Phuket18 hours ago

Thousands join Chinese ceremony at Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Bang Sue’s Central Vaccination Centre officially closed

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