New and old friends at 2013 Phuket Raceweek

New and old friends at 2013 Phuket Raceweek

New and old friends at 2013 Phuket RaceweekRaceweek are proud to introduce a stellar sponsorship line-up this year with some long-term supporters back onboard and the return of a popular past sponsors. After a brief hiatus, leading luxury automobile makers Jaguar Land Rover are back as a Co-Sponsor for 2013, and this is their third year sponsoring the event.

Joining them as Co-Sponsors are DaVinci Yacht Charters who are both sponsoring and competing with their DaVinci Catamaran which is reigning class champion, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The Sports Authority of Thailand have long been a supporting authority but this year have, for the very first time at any regatta in Thailand, become a sponsor and are offering valuable support.

“Sponsorship is essential to the success of any event and we are very pleased to welcome back many of last years sponsors. We’re particularly excited to welcome back Jaguar Land Rover and the Sports Authority of Thailand in their expanded role, and we look forward to working with all to make this a great 10th Anniversary regatta,” said Byron Jones, Managing Director of Media Business Services, Co-Organiser of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

A big thank you must go to all other sponsors, namely Cape Panwa Hotel, Mount Gay Rum, Kantary Bay Hotel, Air Asia, Budget, Charter Catamaran, Cholamark Boat, Gerolsteiner, Gybe, Mont Clair, NIVEA Sun, Phuket Beer, Rodenstock, The Moorings, 91.5FM, Asia Pacific Boating, Cape+Kantary, Esquire, HELM Superyacht Asia Pacific, My Destination Phuket, Phuket Gazette, PGTV, Prestige, SEA Yachting, Phuket Magazine, The Nation, ISS Security Services, iTree, Phuket International Hospital, Phuket International Boat Show, Boat Lagoon, Electrical Marine, Krabi Boat Lagoon, Sunsail and Quantum.

There are still some sponsorship opportunities available, if you’re interested please visit

A ‘Refreshing’ Raceweek
A big welcome to Gerolsteiner who is joining this year as an Official Supplier. The #1 Sparkling Natural Mineral Water in the world will be available to sailors and at parties to keep your thirst quenched throughout the week.

Gerolsteiner are joined onshore by a bevvy of beverages, including Mount Gay Rum, Mont Clair wines and the local brew, Phuket Beer.

Regatta Village
The Raceweek ‘Regatta Village’ on the beachfront at Cape Panwa Hotel is taking shape. A series of site meetings and planning is well underway on creating a unique one-stop village centre for the event. Phuket’s own version of the America’s Cup Village. Watch this space – more details will be announced on this soon.

Accommodation – Special Offers
We are offering special Raceweek rates at both Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel, and our limited supply is being snapped up quickly. If you have entered already and want to benefit from these great rates, don’t delay. Goto for full details.

Early Bird and Entry Update
Early bird is open until June 14th with a boat entry set at 10,000 thb and crew tickets at 3850 thb, entries are flowing in with many regular favourites having already signed up taking advantage of the Early Bird offer, plus some new boats that haven’t taken part before. A strong Classic Class is lining up for some “Green Season” fun off Phuket’s East Coast, and we are seeing a good spread of entries across all the classes.

Thought a 12-hour flight was a long way to come for some sailing? Think again. With sailors from the UK, New Zealand and the USA already signed up you have no excuse. To join in the fun, register now at

Encouraging the New Blood – Junior Phuket Raceweek
Some of you may have heard whispers about a regatta for youngsters. It’s official and you heard it here first. Junior Phuket Raceweek will be run in parallel with it’s 10 year old bigger brother on 19th and 20th July and is expected to welcome over 30 youngsters competing in Optimists, Bics, Toppers and Lasers.

Co-hosted by  Regent Phuket Cape Panwa and Panwa Beach Resort Phuket, the Panwa area is an ideal location for the inaugural Junior Phuket Raceweek. To find out more, visit

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