After the windswept Multihull Solutions Regatta last week, everyone is getting ready and looking forward to more of the same. Although it has been raining in Phuket the last few days, Windguru predicts that the SW flow will increase by the start of the regatta. The races usually start and finish, amongst the islands off the SE coast of Phuket, where last week 2 to 3 meter swells were rolling through. The Cape Panwa Hotel staff have been busy preparing the race village for four nights of entertainment and along with free-flow of Mount Gay Rum Golden Mojito’s and Mont Clair wines, are aiming for a regatta party worth remembering.
Local and International sailors are attracted to this event, as it’s the first of 12 events, that make up the 2014-15 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) and an excellent opportunity to rack up some points early in the season.
A quality fleet is lining up for the 11th running, with serious racers ready for some high-octane racing on Phuket’s southeast coast and the cruiser racers on fun filled courses around nearby islands. Twenty four keelboats are divided into IRC, Racing, Cruising, Charter and Classic Classes. Twelve Multihull’s are contesting the Firefly One Design and Racing classes.