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Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close.
The first two days of this year’s Regatta were possibly the best on record. A combination of good winds and stunning weather made for some great racing for the sailors, and great photos and video for the media.
Then Day 3 happened. Or did not happen, as the winds never turned up. Despite the PRO’s best efforts, racing was abandoned.
The final day dawned and while some forecasts were for more of the same (or worse) than Day 3, they were proved wrong as the breeze filled in allowing the PRO to get in another race and complete the series.
Challenging for all, but happy faces all round at the closing party.
Read the daily race reports here:
To see the final results, click HERE
The photo gallery is HERE
We’d like to say a big “Thank You” to participants, friends and family members, sponsors, media, race management and all supporters – near and far – of this year’s Regatta. Initial feedback has been overwhelming and we welcome everyone involved to contact us with comments (good and bad) and any ideas you might have that you think will make Raceweek even better.
Was that me?
For those of you racing, you might not have had chance to see the photos taken on-the-water during the event, and for those who couldn’t take part this year, you should take a look and see what you missed. And while you’re at it, check out the party pics and video too.
It’s a date
Put in your diary, your Google Calendar or whatever it is you use…, the dates for the 12th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek are 15th – 19th July 2015.
The most social regatta around
We’ve been spreading the word far and wide this year and in addition to our media partners and the event website, social media has been a key channel for us in getting the message out and in connecting with like-minded people.
Over the year, our social media presence has grown spectacularly and if you haven’t already, please like us, follow us and friend us. And tell your friends.