THE 2016 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta came to a stunning conclusion with a prize presentation and dinner reception at Kata Beach Resort attended by over 1,500 participants and VIP guests. The week-long event attracted record numbers who enjoyed excellent sailing conditions in what has become Asia’s top regatta. President of the King’s Cup organising committee Kevin Whitcraft, his brother Tom and their team sailing the latest TP52 THA 72 overcame the formidable challenge of Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood, to win their first Phuket King’s Cup.
One of the highlights of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta was a ‘Sail Pass’ ceremony featuring a procession of keelboats, multihulls and dinghies sailing past the Royal Thai Navy vessel HTMS Klaeng and other Navy ships. The Sail Pass received the participation of over 1000 sailors in honour of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.
Kevin Whitcraft (left), President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Puripan Bunnag (right), Director - Domestic MICE - Department of TCEB in recognition of TCEB’s continuing support.
The President of Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Piya Missita, Assistant Vice President - Branch Marketing to Central Pattana (CPN), for co-sponsoring the 30th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta at Centara Grand Beach Resort.
Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Glenn Rodiel Ferrer (right), General Manager of Kata Beach Resort and Spa, in recognition of Kata group’s continuing support as principle host sponsor.
Sea Hub, the winning team in the Cruising class, was awarded their prize by Supranee Pongpat, the Executive Director for Advertising and Public Relations Department of TAT.