Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek attracts sailors from around the world to Phuket’s shores during the Green Season each year, and from 19 – 23 July, 2017 the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will again showcase the island’s year-round credentials and highlight the excellent sailing grounds on offer.
A fleet of monohulls and multihulls including racers, cruisers and one-design boats, will enjoy four days of exciting and fun competition off Phuket’s southeast coast and outlying islands. Welcoming back many familiar faces, there are also an ever-increasing number of newcomers taking part each year, coming for the warm weather sailing and Phuket hospitality.
Attracting many top racers from around Asia and Thailand, and from as far afield as Australia, Russia and the UK, the fleet is of the highest calibre and includes TP52s, Sydney 40’s, Ker-designed racers, Farr designs, a number of X-Yachts and Beneteau 40-footers. Amongst the newcomers this year is a well campaigned Farr 40 from Hong Kong as well as a Farr 11.06 that is being sailed up from Australia specifically take part in Raceweek, a 53-foot Swan, a number of new Cruising entries lead by Lady Bubbly, and a new 70-footer to the region.
The multihull turnout could be one of the largest ever with a packed one-design Corsair Pulse 600 class, upto seven of the super fast Firefly sport catamarans, and an impressive Multihull Racing class including no less than seven Stealth designs from the Asia Catamarans yard.
Introduced for the first time this year is the Multihull Cruising class and already three boats have entered and interest from more has been received.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek parties are legendary. For the participants, it’s four days of racing and four nights of beachfront parties. All included in the entry fee, the parties are fully-stocked and loaded with delicious buffets and free-flow drinks, and the setting on a private beach fronting the delightful Cape Panwa Hotel, is exceptional.
For non-sailors just wanting to join a party, tickets are available per night, or at a reduced rate for the whole duration. Find out more HERE.
Want to Join?
The best way to enjoy Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is by getting involved and racing the event. There are classes for the serious and the less serious, and courses reflect this, combining windward/leewards with some scenic island routes.
There are a number of charter boats available from one-design Platus to cruising monohulls and multihulls, and charter prices start from as little as 80,000THB. Browse a selection of excellent charter boats HERE.
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For more information, visit www.phuketraceweek.com.
Featured photo: Photographs by Adriano Trapani (www.phuketraceweek.com)