The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is one of the top events in the yachting world, both regionally and internationally. The event is as a major sports attraction with can generates more income for Phuket.
Registration for this year is on 28th November with a practice race, skippers’ briefing, and the official opening ceremony taking place at Kata Beach Resort on November 29th.
Kevin Whitcraft, president of the regatta’s organizing committee said, “Perhaps more than any other event, the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta represents the island’s maritime tradition and unsurpassed natural beauty that combine to make it both a top international yachting and tourism destination. The seven-day regatta not only provides a direct boost to the local economy it creates global media attention on a daily basis at the beginning of the high season ushering in the holiday season with stirring images of the competition and Phuket’s stunning seascapes reaching an estimated 150 million households worldwide each year.”
The Regatta will be taking place 28 November – 5 December, 2009, Kata Beach. Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, the Regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.