On October 26th 2012 at the new Phuket City Hall, Vice Governor of Phuket & Chairman of the Board of the 2012 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – Dr.Sommai Preechasilp held a meeting to discuss the 26th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2012. Also in attendance was Deputy Director of Phuket’s Department of Internal Security Operations Command – Colonel Mr.Kritsada Ratanasuda, Deputy Commander of Phuket Provincial Police – Pol Col Peerayut Karachedee, Mr.Santi Pawai of Phuket Tourism and Sports Department, Mrs.Poonyawee Thongsirisert of Phuket PR, Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Competition Board Member – Mr.Santi Kanchanaphun and relevant agencies.
It was announced that the 26th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be held from 1st – 8th December 2012 at Karon Beach in Phuket, and will be held in honor of His Majesty the King’s birthday and to promote Phuket’s tourism industry. There have now been competitors from more than 40 countries register for the event and it is expected that it will bring in more than 10m THB of income to the island.
The event’s activities include a salute ceremony which will be held on December 5th 2012 at Laem Phrom Thep, and a Royal ritual on December 8th & – 9th 2012.