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The 29th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta



One of the truly standout international sporting events in the Southeast Asia region, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta prepares to set sail once again, swelling Phuket’s visitor numbers and making a large contribution to Thailand’s important tourism industry. Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, this event has been held every year since, during the first week of December.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015 will be held off Kata Bay, Phuket, from 5 December to 12 December, with various international racing classes competing. Approximately 150 boats and 1,500+ sailors will compete for one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies.

Consisting of five days of racing with challenging, scenic courses held amidst the beautiful Andaman Sea islands, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta hosts some of the world’s fastest independent racing teams, in addition to its famed prize-giving party series. A big draw for Thai companies and international brands keen to have their presence on a highly visible cosmopolitan platform, the race series and parties are not-to-be-missed events on the Phuket local calendar. The regatta offers sponsorship and media engagement opportunities as well as premium networking opportunities at party venues each night following conclusion of each day’s racing.


The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket. The region’s largest regatta includes dinghies, keelboats and multihulls amongst its competitive classes, and will feature a ‘sail past’ to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday. Competing sailors hail from USA, Australia, England, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Cyprus, with even wider international representation amongst crew members.

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