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Rio 2016 Sailing Olympics

By |August 7th, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates, Sailing News|0 Comments

Rio 2016, taking a look at how to follow the sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Rio 2016 and the 380 sailing athletes competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a medal symbolises more than their skills; it is a reflection of the single-minded, obsessive nature that is required to embrace a lifestyle that has sport at its centre, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for years, sometimes decades at a stretch.

The racing conditions in Rio can be unpredictable, so we can expect the sailing competition at the Rio Olympics to have numerous twists and turns. In this guide,

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Caption Competition winner

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Caption Competition winner from the 2016 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

The responses were somewhat staggering and the organisers have decided to run another competition on the lead up to the 2017 announcing the winner at the Saturday Night awards party.

Caption Competition Entries:
Here are a just few of the Caption Competition entries;

“Oh! No!
Mum forgot to pack my play lunch!”
What do you mean we ran out of beer?
What going on?
I told you to bring the toilet paper
So headache!
Oh Fvck!
Oh mine.. I need some beer!
Pretty holiday with honeymoon
Did mount gay hit me hard last night?
You know

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Challenging conditions CPHPRW 2016

By |July 24th, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

What looked promising earlier in the week, and indeed this morning, never materialised. Weather forecasters were expecting the best breeze of the week to be on the final day of the regatta but, as Mr. Sod knows, things don’t always go to plan.

After three days of challenging conditions and tough racing, the sailors were looking for a final day bang, however, PRO Simon James and team left the sailors onshore as they headed off in search for wind, which turned into a search for the proverbial needle in a haystack. It was never found. While the sailors enjoyed the hospitality

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Island Courses Shake Up.

By |July 24th, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

Island courses shake up the standings on
Day 3 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016

After a short delay this morning when the PRO kept the fleet onshore, the AP was down at 09:45 and the fleet headed out to a startline off Lone island for the third day of racing at the 2016 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Some of the best wind-strengths of the regatta so far greeted the sailors but with 180 degree swings it turned into a tactical lottery and for almost 100m on their start approach the Cruising/ Charter class were flying spinnakers expecting a downwind

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Raceday two

By |July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

It was a leisurely morning for the sailors on Raceday two of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. With AP on shore, sailors enjoyed the 5-star beachfront facilities of Cape Panwa Hotel and the Bamboo Bar which was the place to be and be seen, while the Race Management team were out bright and early in search of wind.

A little after midday PRO Simon James spied some wind and the start boat set anchor. 12:45 AP was down and the competitors made it out to the race course. In light breeze the fleet were sent on a short windward/leeward and

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Raceday 1 Phuket Raceweek

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

Perseverance and patience were the skills in most demand on RaceDay 1 of the 2016 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek as Principal Race Officer Simon James and his on-water team tracked around Chalong Bay and surrounds in search of wind. It was testing and trying for the record 47 boat fleet and 500+ sailors. As 14:00 approached, the PRO set a course and at 13:54 got the Firefly 850 Sport class off first.

Light winds meant a single windward/leeward for all and everybody’s patience paid off as all classes got in a full race put the first scores on the board.

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Raceweek Record Fleet

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016 kicked off its 13th year with a record fleet of 47 boats and more than 500 sailors signed up to compete in what has become one of Thailand’s most popular regattas held during Phuket Island’s low season.

The Opening Ceremony was presided over by Phuket’s Vice Governor, Mr. Chockdee Amornwat, who in his opening speech highlighted the maritime traditions of Phuket and wished all the sailors an excellent four days of sailing off Phuket’s southeast coast.

         In the photo, from left: Mr. Thomas Hain, General Manager, Cape Panwa Hotel.
Mr. Virat Patee, Managing Director,

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Raceweek is Here

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

It’s the 2016 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Raceweek is here and what a magnificent line up we have.

First and foremost, mobile results are available here and on the website here.

We are progressing our digital media outlets and this year (subject to Internet connectivity) we will once again broadcast starts LIVE on Twitter  and Facebook LIVE  please follow, tweet, share, like, pin and help us get the word out about our regatta and sailing in the region. Hash Tag #phuketsailing

On shore along with four exceptional buffet style parties and award ceremonies, the regatta pop up bar is open from 2pm, sponsored by

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Raceweek 2016 Caption Competition

By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: Phuket Raceweek News|1 Comment

Complete the form below to enter the 2016 Phuket Raceweek caption competition.

One entry per name/email address and the organisers decision is final.

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Phuket is the Regatta Hub

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Raceweek Updates|0 Comments

Phuket is the Regatta Hub and Thailand’s leading island destination.

Phuket, is soon to receive a boost in low season arrivals as the 13th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek readies to welcome more than 400 sailors and friends from 30 countries between 20th and 24th July, to compete in four days of exciting sailing off Phuket’s southeast coast.

“Thailand has five international regattas that attract sailors from around the world each year, “ explained Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister of Tourism and Sports. “Phuket is the most popular of all the locations and has the most regattas – we can