23rd Phuket King´s Cup Regatta on its 2nd day

Phuket King’s Regatta

Phuket King’s Regatta

Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, is in its 2nd day of racing today with a fleet of 111 boats across 11 divisions.

All fleets will converge at the Ko Kaeo Noi first gate before leaving for Ko Hi and Ko Aso islands. They will head back through two gates and then finish at Nai Harn Beach.

The race is held for 5 days, with the last day coinciding with HM the King’s 82nd birthday anniversary on 5 December.

Athletes representing 33 nations will attend this year’s competition and it will attract 2,000 visitors.

Winners of the prestigious race will receive a King’s Cup, royally bestowed by HM the King.

HM the King, a skilled sailor who tied with his eldest daughter Princess Ubolratana at the 1967 international yachting event has since become the patron of the sport. HM the King’s numerous contributions to sports have earned him the “Insignia of the Olympic Order” by the International Olympic Committee, the only reigning monarch to receive the title.

The Phuket King’s Regatta, first organized in 1987, is held very year during the first week of December in the Andaman coastal province of Phuket. (NNT)

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