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Don’t miss the 21st Phuket King’s Cup Regatta By Event Media, 8:01 PM Sat 9 Dec 2006
Regatta President, Santi Kanchanabandhu, former Commodore of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club talks about the 20th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta ...[more]

Phuket booming By Rob Kothe, 6:47 PM Sat 9 Dec 2006
Two years after the Asian Tsunami, Phuket is booming. The 2004 December 26th Asian Tsunami caused significant damage in the region, but the recovery was rapid. ...[more]

Final act rests with the wind... By AsianYachting.com, Phuket , 11:56 AM Sat 9 Dec 2006
Racing got away on the final day in a light North Easterly breeze. The racers with a chance at winning their class were keen to get away and hoped the short trapezoid course for everyone would bring them glory and bragging rights for christmas. ...[more]

International fleet at Phuket King’s Cup 2006 By Al Constable, 9:36 AM Sat 9 Dec 2006
It’s has become one of the most international of all regatta’s sailed around the world, with owners, skippers and crew members coming from many countries including Japan, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, France, Singapore, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. ...[more]

For some it hangs in the balance- Phuket Kings Cup By Al Constable, 6:05 AM Sat 9 Dec 2006
Regattas bring out the competitive nature of most sailors and the Kings Cup, being sailed on the waters of the Andaman Sea off tropical Phuket is no exception. Overall results ‘hang in the balance’ in many divisions, going into today’s final day of racing. ...[more]

Every picture tells a story By Guy Nowell, Phuket, Thailand , 11:33 PM Fri 8 Dec 2006
It couldn't have been better for the photos today at the Phuket King's Cup. Blue sky, clear air, flat water and good breeze are guaranteed to please the chaps with the cameras - especially this one. ...[more]

Champagne sailing for Phuket Kings Cup fleet By Rob Kothe, 10:39 PM Fri 8 Dec 2006
A glorious morning sail for the 20th Phuket Kings Cup fleet, with boats large and small enjoying 13-16 knot breezes and brilliant sunlight. Thirteen fleets across two courses, with the racing classes sailing windward leewards off Kata Beach and the cruising fleets enjoying an island passage race down to Koh Aeo and back. ...[more]

Report from Jamie McPhail at the Phuket King's Cup By Sail-World, Phuket, Thailand , 9:11 PM Fri 8 Dec 2006
Jamie McPhail helmsman on Karakoa, reports from the Phuket King's Cup 2006 at the end of racing day 4 ...[more]

Day 4 action from Phuket Kings Cup By Sail-World.com, 8:44 PM Fri 8 Dec 2006
This morning's breeze signalled the start of another day's racing at the Kings Cup here in beautiful Phuket. Glorious sunshine, blue sky and warm water - perfect! ...[more]

20th King’s Cup Regatta Celebrates His Majesty the King’s 79th Birthday By Event Media, Phuket , 5:09 PM Thu 7 Dec 2006
Royal Thai Navy 1 and crew join a sail past and salute on the second morning of the 2006 King’s Cup Regatta in celebration of His Majesty the King’s 79th Birthday. ...[more]

Want to look at some photos? By AsianYachting.com, Phuket , 12:49 PM Thu 7 Dec 2006
While the International Jury sort through a record number of protests on the lay day a selected group of photos taken by yours truly, during the King's Cup and recent Raja Muda Regatta's have been compiled into a slide show and posted in the AsianYachting Photo Library. ...[more]

Finally there is wind at last... By AsianYachting.com, Phuket , 11:52 AM Thu 7 Dec 2006
The big news of the day is that the North East tradewind has made an appearance. Twelve to fifteen knots greeted the racers as they made their way out to the start line. After three days of racing in less than five knots of breeze and up to two knots of unfavourable current, it was a great sigh of relief to see the conditions had returned to normal or what the local sailors call champagne sailing conditions. ...[more]

Phuket King’s Cup Race Week Day 3 report By Rob Kothe, 11:55 PM Wed 6 Dec 2006
Today’s Kata Group Andaman Sea race was scheduled to be the longest passage race of this week’s regatta, from the start line off Kata Beach, through the Koh Kaeo Noi gate, marked by the Royal Thai Navy patrol boat, onto Koh Racha Yai, (Big Racha Island, a beautiful diving location with wonderful coral reefs, to the south of Phuket) and back again, a distance of almost 40 miles. ...[more]

Defending Champion reports from Phuket King's Cup By Sail-World.com, 9:01 PM Wed 6 Dec 2006
Tactician Stephen McConaghy, won the Phuket King's Cup aboard Ray Robert's Drumstick in 2005. This year the same DK-46, skippered by Dubai Offshore Sailing Club's Toby McConnell is sailing as Dhevatara Drumstick. Here is McConaghy's audio report from today. ...[more]

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Phuket King's Cup celebrates with Sail Past By Rob Kothe, 11:11 PM Tue 5 Dec 2006
December 5th 2006 is the date of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s 79th Birthday, this year is the Diamond Jubilee of his accession to the Thai Throne in 1946 and it is the 20th Phuket Kings Cup. This morning there was a historic celebration at the Phuket King’s Cup, a magnificent spectacle as more than 100 yachts staged a Sail Past. ...[more]

Long live the King... By AsianYachting.com, Phuket , 7:53 PM Tue 5 Dec 2006
To celebrate His Majesty the King's 79th birthday a special sail past was organised before racing got underway in front of Kata Beach. A spectacular sight indeed as crews lined 101 boats dressed in royal yellow t-shirts, chanting three cheers and doffing their caps. ...[more]

Kings Cup, Day 1 images from Guy Nowell By Al Constable, 1:07 PM Tue 5 Dec 2006
Guy Nowell is out on the water bringing you all the action from the Kings Cup 2006, here in Phuket. ...[more]

The King's Cup By Event Media, 10:18 PM Mon 4 Dec 2006
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta trophy is special in many ways. Designed by architect and entrepreneur ML Tridhosyuth Devakul – best known as the owner of Mom Tri's Boathouse. ...[more]

Postcard sailing at Phuket Kings Cup By Rob Kothe, 10:16 PM Mon 4 Dec 2006
Travel brochure conditions for the first day’s racing at the 20th Phuket Kings Cup and one of the regular travellers to Phuket, Hong Kong businessman Frank Pong took line honours and a handicap win in the Grand Prix Racing class. ...[more]

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