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2019 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek expects to welcome more than 450 sailors

  Cape Panwa

May 2019

The 2019 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is full steam ahead. The award-winning venue, Cape Panwa Hotel, together with sister hotel, Kantary Bay Hotel, are preparing to welcome hundreds of sailors for what is expected to be another great regatta. Meanwhile organisers, Media Business Services, are fine-tuning the already successful formula to make the 2019 event one of the best yet.

“We have strong support from the local sailing community with entries pledged, and just recently took new entries from Australia. We’re very aware of the current economic, climate and people’s own costs going up, and wish to support the sailing community where we can. This year we have introduced an Early-Early Bird Rate for the first time, helping to keep competitors’ costs down and still provide an excellent value-for-money regatta,” said Byron Jones, Managing Director of Media Business Services, organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

The Early-Early Bird Rate is publicised on the regatta website at The entry fee for boat and skipper is THB 14,000 and crew tickets are just THB 4,800. These special rates are available until 30th April, 2019.

Understanding sailors’ needs has been at the core of Phuket Raceweek since the beginning. Encouraging feedback and working closely with local and international sailing communities has helped the regatta to become a popular event with sailors around the world, and at the same time retain a repeat competitor rate of more than 70 percent.

“Our focus is to provide the best possible regatta experience for all competitors. The venue is, in our opinion, the best of any regatta in Thailand, and Cape Panwa Hotel’s 5-star hospitality is second-to-none. Combine that with excellent parties with free flow drink and world-class on-water race management lead by World Sailing International Race Officer Simon James, and the regatta’s reputation has spread wide and far,” added Jones.

The 2019 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will take place 17-21 July during Phuket’s green season, with racing off Phuket’s southeast coast and around the nearby islands. Classes range from top IRC racers to cruising boats and multihulls with provision for one-design fleets also.

With around 450 sailors from more than 20 countries expected to again take part this year, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek has become a key event in the island’s sports tourism calendar.

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