Phuket’s first all women’s team, aboard Phuket Race Week!

Phuket’s first all women’s team, aboard Phuket Race Week!

Phuket's first all women's team, aboard Phuket Race Week!Phuket’s popular all women’s sailing team has officially entered Asia’s most exciting regatta, the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week, held from 17 – 21 July 2013.

“It looked like we were going to miss the race this time as our usual boat, FireFly Lady Sevenstar /aka the Frog, was not available. Miraculously, in the past week we’ve been able to secure a boat and not just one but two sponsors, so we are excited to go ahead!”, said the driving force behind the team Marieke Derks, representative of the girls’ longstanding team sponsor Sevenstar Yacht.

The team’s Race Week sponsor East Marine, is known as the largest yacht chandlery in Thailand stocking the most extensive range of quality marine products and accessories available. Located in The Boat Lagoon with a well-stocked rigging department, a Mobile Chandlery Service is provided in marinas and shipyards in Phuket, and in Panwa before and during the Race Week.

Sailors in urgent need of parts can order through the Chandlery Hotline +66 81 0823 113. “Any parts not immediately available at our mobile chandlery in Panwa will be brought over in the shortest possible time,” assures East Marine managing director Scott Bradley.

Liz Schoch is happy to skipper the Lady Sevenstar women’s team on Mamba, a FireFly 850 sportscat. “We were very pleased to be able to charter Mamba from Ian Coulson at a very reasonable rate, thanks to the help of Chris Jongerius of Andaman Sea Club, Bob Mott, Voodoo owner Hans Rachman and of course our sponsors.

“Our regular practice on Lady Sevenstar and participation in our first race, the Phang Nga Bay Regatta last January left us eager for more. Now we are looking forward to help Ian getting Mamba ready and to join another great sailing event in Phuket!”

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