Multihulls are growing and Platus are back: Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016
Multihulls are growing and Platus are back:
“The multihull fleet looks to be going from strength-to-strength and we may be looking at a record fleet this year,” said Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director of organisers Media Business Services Co., Ltd. (MBS).
Phuket Raceweek has seen steady growth and interest in the multihull classes over recent years and this year with three multihull classes planned, the fleet looks to be both large and competitive.
In Multihull Racing the Stealth catamarans from the Asia Catamarans yard will be out in full force including regular racers Java and Hurricane, and a new one soon-to-be-launched is expected to join the line-up. Add to that IMAGE Asia Nina, Thor, the chartered DaVinci and more, and the two 40+ foot trimarans Adrenalin and former Route de Rhum winner Tantrum 2, and Multihull Racing looks set to be a very strong class.
The Corsair Pulse 600′s, now numbering five, are looking for a one-design class and some close racing while the Firefly 850′s will add a new build to their numbers, in addition to a number of chartered entries, and en masse they will be out looking to break the speed record if the breeze is up.
As part of a drive to get one-design Platu racing going in Phuket again, a small group of sailors from both Phuket and Pattaya have launched a three event one-design race series in Phuket which kicks-off with Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
Working close with Phuket Raceweek to establish the launch event, all Platus will be identical and race with sails provided by the series organisers. Four crews have already confirmed and there are Platus available for charter for those looking for exciting one-design monohull racing. Contact us for more details.
Don’t miss out!
Boat and crew numbers are looking strong with many already entered and paid, taking advantage of the Early Bird prices which end 1st June. Accommodation is also filling up fast and we have only a limited number of rooms left at special regatta prices.
As well as providing an excellent racing and social program for competitors, we also dedicate a lot of time and effort to ensuring our sponsors get what they are looking for, and when they return each year it is confirmation that we succeeded!
In addition to Title and Host Venue Sponsors Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Phuket, we’re proud to welcome back Mount Gay Rum, Illuzion, Siam Winery (Finca de Malpica), Absolute World Group, International Law Office, ISS Security Services, Phuket International Hospital, Sailescapes, Electrical Marine, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Krabi Boat Lagoon and Quantum Sail Design Group.
We’re also very happy to welcome onboard this year the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Sports Authority of Thailand as a Co-Sponsors, Chang International as an Official Supplier and Asia Catamarans as an Island Partner.
With a strong focus on national and international media, our media partners include Phuket Island Radio, aBOAT, Cape + Kantary, Esquire, IMAGE Asia, Luxury Society, One Coast Magazine, Phuket Magazine, SEA Yachting and Town & Country Thailand.
We’ve been telling the world about what a great place Phuket is to sail and if you wish to join us, please like, follow and share our social media channels and posts. And when you post, please share our love of Phuket with the hashtag #phuketsailing.
Harold Stephens, Travel Writer for THAI since 1965