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Thank you Sailors, Supporters, Sponsors and friends at the 12th Phuket Raceweek, 15th -19th July 2015.
Our Title and Host Sponsors Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel look forward to hosting you in again July 2016. Please take the time to look around our website, the navigation buttons are up there in orange, follow our latest news below, use the site and please support our social profiles and “like”, “tweet”, “follow”, and “pin”, whenever you can. I and my team are only a phone call or email away and all the contact details are here. Looking forward to welcoming you all in July 2016. Byron Jones, Organiser Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016.
- Video - The official video of the 2015 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is now live here. Four days of tough conditions made for a challenging series but it was smiles all round at the end with lots of great onshore socialising to boot. If you didn’t make it this year, check out what you missed and get a flavour of what you can expect in 2016. We hope you enjoy the video. Book your accommodation early Participants are getting in touch with us earlier each year to book their accommodation. It may only be November, but we’ve already booked many rooms […]
- Getting a good start - If a good start is the key to good race, the last tack into the start and the first 60 seconds out of it are crucial, explains top America’s Cup sailor Terry Hutchinson The subtleties of a good start are more complicated than identifying a good spot to leeward and starting next to someone who is going to give space and be happy to be rolled – although they both seem to help. For me, consistent starting comes from repetition of the process and having a team that is working together without the need for constant communication. Simple buzzwords such […]
- Light airs racing - Mastering the art of sailing in light airs gives rewards. Jonty Sherwill asks Steve Benjamin how to keep going when the wind dies away The forecast was spot on, the breeze has slackened as pressure rises, but now with the remains of an open sea swell and the tide soon to turn against you, making progress towards the next waypoint is going to be tough. It’s time to change mode and prepare for a drifting match. With boats crossing tacks in slow motion, you can hear the chat on board: some crews are losing patience, but others remain quiet and […]