Tourism and Sports Minister at Phuket raceweek

Tourism and Sports Minister welcomed at finale of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017

Tourism and Sports Minister Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, welcomed at the Finale of Phuket Raceweek.

Sunday 23rd July 2017 Phuket, Thailand

Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Ministry for Tourism and Sports, Thailand presided over the Closing Ceremony and Gala Dinner of the 2017 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek and was joined by VIPs and special guests from the public and private sectors.

Celebrating its 14th year, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is a marine tourism and lifestyle event that showcases sports tourism, the island of Phuket and Phuket’s credentials as a destination for international events. The Tourism and Sports Minister welcomed more than 500 sailors and their families from 25 countries around the world took part and the event was held at Cape Panwa Hotel.

Tourism and Sports Minister welcomed at Phuket raceweek
In the photo from left to right: 1. Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director, Media Business Services, organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. 2. Rear Admiral Arkom Tang-on, Deputy Commander, Third Naval Area Command. 3. Admiral Pojana Puekpong,Vice President, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand. 4. Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket. 5. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister for Tourism and Sports, Thailand. 6. Mr. Pongvarut Pangsrivongse, Executive, Cape & Kantary Hotels. 7. Mrs. Valiya Pangsrivongse, Executive, Cape & Kantary Hotels. 8. Mrs. Kanyarat Jones, Director, Media Business Services, organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
Admiral Pojana Puekpong, with the Tourism and Sports Minister at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
Admiral Pojana Puekpong,Vice President, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand.

Admiral Pojana Puekpong addressed the VIP’s and welcomed the sailors stating how pleased he was to see so many at this year’s Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

Following the Admiral’s address, he presented the Final Series Awards to the winners and runner’s up of all seven classes.

Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director, Media Business Services, owners and organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek gave a thank you speech to all the participant, thanking all the sponsors and awarded the Annual Phuket Raceweek Recognition Award for Services to Sailing to Mrs. June Carwardine. 

Tourism and Sports Minister at Phuket raceweek
Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director, Media Business Services presents the Phuket Raceweek Recognition Award for Services to Sailing to Mrs. June Carwardine. 

Phuket Raceweek is set for a further two year’s at Cape Panwa Hotel with dates set for 2018 from the 18th – 22nd July. You may see all the category results HERE. The full picture galleries are HERE and all the daily race reports HERE.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2018 and remember to LIKE, SHARE, FOLLOW, PIN, TWEET  and of course #phuketsailing #Thailandsailing.

 

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