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…
Winners return to defend their titles. The entry list is growing with a strong line-up of local and international boats already signed-up for 2014, including a number of past-winners who are back to defend (or reclaim) titles.
Last year’s Firefly 850 class winner, Twin Sharks, and past-winner Moto Inzi are both back to reignite rivalries. Regular Raceweek competitor Stuart Williamson, who placed second in IRC Racing II last year, is back for another attempt at the title on his Skandia Endeavour of Whitby, while other regulars confirmed include Ruby Tuesday and Grenville Fordham’s Nina, another past Raceweek-winner.
Leading a crew from the Metung Yacht Club in Australia to Raceweek for the first time last year was Terry Grundy, who is returning again on the chartered BeauX Esprit. They are joined by another Australian crew chartering Kinnon.
Newcomers Hedonist and Anchali have already signed up, as well as Australian Greg Reynolds who will…