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Dinghy Racing at Phuket Kings Cup Regatta 2017

The organizing committee are delighted to announce the return of Dinghy Racing to the Phuket King's Cup Schedule.

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

International Dinghy Classes

2nd - 9th December 2017



The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Dinghy Race will be organized by the organizing committee of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.

2.         RULES

2.1          The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.

2.2          No national authority prescriptions will apply.

2.3          The Rules of respective classes.

2.4          The Sailing Instructions that will be available at the Registration.


3.          EVENTS

Optimist (Boys) born in 2002 or later

Optimist (Girls) born in 2002 or later

Laser 4.7

Laser Radial

Laser Standard



4.1       The regatta is opened to all sailors from any nations.

4.2       The entry fee is:

Optimist:                     1,000 THB    

Laser 4.7:                    1,000 THB    

Laser Radial:               1,000 THB    

Laser Standard:           1,000 THB    

Topper:                        1,000 THB

5.         SCHEDULE

5.1    Registration will be on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Beyond Resort Kata.

5.2    The event will consist of 12 races and will be scheduled as:

                        Saturday 2nd Dec

10:00               Registration               

14:00               Equipment Paying Deposit

Sunday 3rd Dec 

10:00               Registration

14:00               Practice Race

18:00               Opening Ceremony

Monday 4th Dec

09:00               Briefing

10.00               First warning signal Race 1

13.00               Race 2 & 3

Tuesday 5th Dec                      

09.00               Briefing

10.00               First warning signal Race 4

13.00               Race 5 & 6

Wednesday 6th Dec                

09.00               Briefing

10.00               First warning signal Race 7

13.00               Race 8 & 9

Thursday 7th Dec                     Reserve Day

Friday 8th Dec                         

09.00               Briefing

10.00               First warning signal Race 10

13.00               Race 11 & 12

Saturday 9th Dec                     

18:00               Royal Awards Ceremony


Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.

7.       VENUE

The event will be held at Kata Bay, Briefing at Kata Beach in front of Club Med Hotel.

8.         COURSES

The course will be Triangle or Olympic Trapezoid courses.

9.      SCORING

9.1    Three races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.

9.2    When 5 races or fewerhave been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores

9.3    When from 6 to 12 races have been complete, a boat’s score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.


A boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receiving radio communications. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.


         The following prizes will be awarded for each class:

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize


Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: "The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone."

Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that: 

(a)  They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event; 

(b)  They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore; 

(c)  They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions; 

(d)  Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate; 

(e)  The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities; 

(f)    The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances; 

(g)   It is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with any risks specific to this venue or this event drawn to their attention in any rules and information produced for the venue or event and to attend any safety briefing held for the event; 



Each participating boat should be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of Baht 100,000 or the equivalent.


For further information and details of boat please contact:

Capt. Pornprom Sakultem: Mobile phone: 098-2900558


A pdf version is available for downoad.