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The “Sail-Past,” a salute in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
13.12.2016

The “Sail-Past,” a salute in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

Photo by Guy Nowell

 

Phuket, 9 December, 2016– The 30th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta held a “Sail Past” ceremony today with a procession of keelboats, multihulls and dinghies sailing past the Royal Thai Navy vessel HTMS Klaeng and other Navy ships. The Sail-Past received the participation of over 1000 sailors in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

The fully flag-dressed Royal Thai Navy vessel is stationed off Koh Pu, and was joined by sailing ships from the 2016 Regatta fleet. At 8.55 am, a sound signal was given for the fleet to form a column and pass HTMS Klaeng, while sailing crews salute in honor of His Majesty the King in a spectacular display of deep respect for His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Royal Thai Navy, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, and the Province of Phuket.  

According to Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, “The Sail-Past is a unique event that is only held within the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. It is something that all of our competing sailors are delighted to be able to be a part of.”

Sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta include Principal Host Sponsor Kata Group, and Strategic Partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Co-Sponsors: Central Pattana PCL, Haad Thip PCL.

Media Partners includes Phuket Gazette, Gazette Radio, The Nation, Prestige, Sea Yachting, The Greater Phuket Magazine, True 4 you, Madame Figaro, Luxury Society Asia, Yachtstyle, The Guide Phuket, RL Magazine, One Coast, and Phuket Marine Guide.

 

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ABOUT PHUKET KING’S CUP REGATTA

For three decades, Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has been the pinnacle of international regattas in Asia, dedicated to HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for his passion and support for the sport of sailing. The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has also helped to position Thailand as one of the world’s premier and most popular centers of the International yacht racing scene.  The event routinely attracts more than 200 yachts from around the world with over 1000 sailors of different nationalities to compete in the glittering Andaman Sea waters off the coast of Phuket. 

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Royal Thai Navy, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, and the Province of Phuket. The most prestigious regatta in Asia includes Phuket Dinghy Series, International Dinghy Classes, Keelboats and Multihulls amongst its competitive classes.

Sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta include Principal Host Sponsor Kata Group, and Strategic Partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Co-Sponsors: Central Pattana PCL, Haad Thip PCL.

Media Partners includes Phuket Gazette, Gazette Radio, The Nation, Prestige, Sea Yachting, The Greater Phuket Magazine, True 4 you, Madame Figaro, Luxury Society Asia, Yachtstyle, The Guide Phuket, RL Magazine, One Coast, and Phuket Marine Guide.

 

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