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Sunsail regulars mark 10 years of Phuket King's Cup Regattas By Event Media, Phuket , 8:26 PM Fri 21 Aug 2009
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta catch up with King's Cup regular Tony Oates who talks about his multi-skilled and multi-national crew mates, their experiences of the regatta, and the fact they are returning to the Phuket King's Cup Regatta for the tenth consecutive year, and tenth consecutive year chartering with Sunsail Thailand. ...[more]

Entries now open for 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta By Event Media, Phuket , 2:23 PM Wed 5 Aug 2009
The 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta will take place 28 November – 5 December 2009, off Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand, and already entries are coming in. The online entry system allows skippers to complete entry and payment online with a secured facility, and thus minimise the time needed to register at the opening weekend. ...[more]

Tasars bound for the Phuket King's Cup Regatta? By Event Media, Phuket , 2:32 PM Tue 4 Aug 2009
Following the hosting of the Tasar Worlds in Phuket in 2007, the two-handed dinghies have garnered interest on the Island and more Tasars are expected to arrive later in October this year, in time for the 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta. ...[more]

Olympic hopeful, Mathew Mee to race at Phuket King's Cup Regatta By Event Media, Phuket , 8:47 PM Fri 31 Jul 2009
British youngster, Mathew Mee and fellow British Olympic team hopefuls are planning to enter the 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta, held 28 November to 5 December 2009 at Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand. ...[more]

Growth of Multihulls at the Phuket King's Cup Regatta By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 4:33 PM Fri 31 Jul 2009
With the growth in the number of multihulls in the region, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta welcomes a growing fleet of multihulls each year. From cruising cats to corsair trimarans and the Phuket-built one design Firefly 850 Sport, the regatta caters to a diverse array of multihull entries. ...[more]

The King's Cup trophy By Event Media, Phuket , 7:09 PM Thu 30 Jul 2009
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta trophy is special in many ways. Designed by architect and entrepreneur ML Tridhosyuth Devakul, the trophy was royally bestowed upon the regatta. ...[more]

The link between the Royal Varuna Yacht Club and the Phuket King's Cup By Royal Varuna Yacht Club book, Pattaya , 8:02 PM Thu 30 Jul 2009
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta was founded in 1987, by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club with the blessing of His Majesty the King, who graciously consented to the institution of the event as an annual Regatta and bestowed his Royal Patronage on it ...[more]

Racing Updates: Modern Classics, One-Design Class racing and more By Event Media, Phuket , 1:10 PM Tue 30 Jun 2009
The underlying aim of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is to provide competitive and enjoyable racing for all crews, irrespective of the design or vintage of their yachts. To this end, a number of changes to the racing format and class structure are being introduced this year. ...[more]

Origins of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta By Peter Cummins, Bangkok , 1:08 PM Tue 30 Jun 2009
In 1986, a number of Thailand’s yachting fraternity met to discuss what they could do as a special tribute to His Majesty the King’s forthcoming Fifth Cycle, or 60th birthday, the following year on December 5, 1987. After considerable discussion, it was decided to hold a Royal Regatta – in Phuket – the first ever held in the beautiful waters of the Andaman Sea. ...[more]

The low down on Simon James, King's Cup Race Management Director By Event Media, Phuket , 2:27 PM Tue 2 Jun 2009
The man everyone wants to be friends with during regatta week, Simon James has been at the Regatta's racing helm for longer than he cares to remember. He takes time out to tell us more about his background, his views on the regatta now and in the future ...[more]

Race Planning Updates By Event Media, Phuket , 2:41 PM Tue 2 Jun 2009
News ideas for race management and organisation are being explored for the 2009 Phuket King's Cup Regatta. Updated on race planning can be found here. ...[more]

Dates for the 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta announced By Event Media, Phuket , 1:24 PM Thu 7 May 2009
The regatta is traditionally held during the first week of December each year, including December 5 which is His Majesty the King of Thailand's birthday (Patron of the regatta). This year, the final day of racing and the closing party will fall on HM's birthday. ...[more]

Neil Pryde wins Asian Yachting Grand Prix Title By Asian Yachting, 3:12 PM Thu 26 Feb 2009
By winning the President's Cup and scoring podium places at all major regattas included in the AYGP Championship this season Neil Pryde and his Welbourne 52 Hi Fi have rapped up the 2008-09 Skipper and Yacht of the Year award with two regattas left to run. ...[more]

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2008 survey By Event Media, 9:52 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
If you were at Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2008, as skipper, owner, crew or onshore supporters, event organisers are looking for your feed-back which will help Race Week organisers 'fine tune' the 2009 event. ...[more]

Phuket King's Cup - all good things come to an end By Guy Nowell, Phuket, Thailand , 8:24 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
Four days of champagne sailing – with scenery and breeze to match – today wound down with one last race under thundery grey skies and 5 to 8 knots of shifty stuff from the northeast. Last evening a request from the Racing class resulted in the customary trapezoid course at the end of the programme being replaced with a windward-leeward race. ...[more]

The Buoy, the Knot and the Mark By Guy Nowell, Phuket, Thailand , 7:33 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
Please meet some of the crew at the Phuket King's Cup. Mark Pryke IJ will be well-known to many readers, but here also are Khun Bouy, Race Management Assistant, and Knot Knot Satitkasem, Media Assistant. After five days of helping get results on line Knot was so up-to-speed that he is now known as Ten Knots. Thank you all for your participation in and assistance with one of the most enjoyable an ...[more]

Foredeckie's lament: 'YOU WANT WHAT...?' By Guy Nowell, Phuket, Thailand , 7:22 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
Anyone poor soul who has done duty on the foredeck knows exactly what is going on here. They’ve arrived at the windward mark, and the last run in on starboard has been fully occupied by a lively discussion about what is needed next – a bear away or a gybe set. ...[more]

2008 Phuket King’s Cup - Results and more By Rob Kothe and Jaroonroj 'Knot' Satitkasem, 10:07 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
It was a dramatic final race at the 22nd Phuket King’s Cup, when Australian Ray Robert’s DK46 Quantum Racing out sailed two Hong Kong Grand Prix racers, Paul Winkelmann’s TP52 Island Fling and Neil Pryde’s Hi Fi, to snatch a narrow victory on count back. ...[more]

King’s Cup Regatta finishes with wind in its sails By Joseph Henry, 9:19 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
The 2008 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta today wrapped up what was described as an incredible week of competitive sailing, adventure and high drama both on and off the Andaman Sea. All week strong 10 – 20 plus knot winds and intense competition kept all eyes on the competition while further establishing the King’s Cup as Asia’s most popular sailing event. ...[more]

Day Five Race Report (06/12/08) By Asian Yachting, Phuket , 8:03 PM Sat 6 Dec 2008
An overcast morning with little breeze caused the race committee to abandon plans of running a combined trapezoid course in favour of dividing the fleet in two and using windward/leeward courses instead. ...[more]

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