Are you a cruising catamaran owner? How does 4 days of warm-weather sailing off Phuket’s beautiful southeast coast plus 4 nights of beachfront parties with buffet dinners, free flow drinks and perhaps a trophy or two along the way, sound?
If your answer is “sounds great!”, then join the Cruising Catamaran division at this year’s Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 17th to 21st July.
Now entering its 16th edition, Phuket Raceweek has been held at the prestigious Cape Panwa Hotel since 2012. Registration is on Wednesday 17th July followed by an Official Opening and sponsored Mount Gay Rum party.
Cape Panwa Hotel as the event Title Sponsor and it’s sister hotel Kantary Bay Hotel have special regatta accommodation rates should you wish to stay onshore with a double room from 1,850 thb including breakfasts and local taxes. Read more HERE
An international line up of sailors and their families from all over the World will participate in some of the more competitive classes, however Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is all about sailing in Phuket, for everyone.
Is Phuket a regatta hub?
You bet it is. In 2016 we wrote “ “Thailand has five international regattas that attract sailors from around the world each year,”
“Phuket is the most popular of all the locations and has the most regattas, we can say that Phuket is the Regatta Hub. The beautiful sailing grounds and marine facilities are excellent and Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is very much in line with the Government policy to promote Thailand as a leading marine tourism destination in the region.”
Read the full story HERE
Cruising Catamarans, Our Objective.
With so many quality catamarans based in Phuket both privately owned and in charter fleets, the organisers of Phuket Raceweek are reaching out to owners and operators to join in with the fun and entertainment and of course some sailing as well.
Where can you get a crew entry, 4 nights of sumptuous buffets with free flow beer, wineand spirits from our Co-Sponsor Mount Gay Rum, for 5,500 thb? Oh did I forget the event T-Shirt, Hat, and other goodies that are all supplied by our sponsors?
Add this to the fun spirit of the event and we are sure a great time will be had by everyone. Isn’t it time you took a good look at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek?
Back to the sailing.
Sailing takes place on the East Coast of Phuket in and around Chalong Bay, with boats normally anchored off Cape Panwa Hotel, Ao Yon or Chalong Bay. Racing is Thursday to Sunday with starts at 10:00 am, subject to weather.
The Islands around Southern Phuket make for a picturesque backdrop and normally perfect conditions for safe sailing ably managed by our race officer Simon James and his team.
The Cruising Catamaran class is a “let’s have some fun and go, sailing class” which we anticipate crew joining boats to make up the numbers and perhaps a few corporate entries also getting involved.
Is it for you? As the organiser we certainly hope so and welcome any enquiries and questions.
Head Picture Cruising Catamaran DaVinci taking the waves at Phuket Raceweek 2018