The Thai island of Phuket is preparing for an influx of visitors in July, as more than 500 sailors and spectators from around the world head to the Island to compete in the prestigious Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2015, set to take place the 15th to 19th of July off Phuket’s southeast coast. Now in its 12th year, Phuket Raceweek’s reputation overseas continues to grow as an increasing number of participants from all over the world fly in to take part and enjoy the beauty of Phuket’s Green Season.
“All of us at Cape Panwa Hotel are excited about Raceweek. It is truly a privilege to host such a prestigious event, and have an opportunity to meet such talented and driven sailors from around the globe. We can only hope that all of our guests enjoy our numerous restaurants, our secluded beach that is calm year round, and the lively parties that will be held during this year’s regatta. I have a personal stake in this year’s regatta, as I will participate on board my own yacht. I look forward to a spirited race, and may the best crew win,” said Mr. Tirapongse Pangsrivongse, the owner and CEO of the hotel’s owning group Cape & Kantary Hotels, who is also competing on his newly acquired 12.8-metre boat, Kantus’ Bride
Phuket’s strategic central position and yachting hub status in Asia. Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is the opening event of the 2015/16 AsianYachting Grand Prix – a regional sailing championship that includes twelve of the best regattas in Asia. Organized by Media Business Services, the regatta consists of four days of world-class racing from 15th to 19th July off Phuket’s southeast coast.