Latest NewsPhuket King’s Cup – Gasson recalls the early days By
Phulet King's Cup media,
11:08 AM Thu 8 Dec 2011 GMT
Only three sailors over the last 25 years hold the distinction of winning the Racing Division of the Phuket King’s Cup four times. Bill Gasson is one of them. A founding member of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta and Phuket King’s Cup Committee President in 1992 and 1993, Gasson has not sailed the event for several years but has returned for the event’s 25th edition.
Thailand's Wiwat Poonpat leads at 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta By
Event Media, Phuket ,
3:07 PM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
The third day of racing at the 2011 Phuket King's Cup Regatta, hosted by Kata Group Resorts Thailand, set sail in the best weather conditions of the week so far, with winds up to 16 knots providing some exciting racing. In the IRC 2 Class it was Wiwat Poonpat skippering 'Royal Thai Navy 1' who triumphed with two wins from two to jump to the to of the leaderboard.
AY Race Report 3 By
AsianYachting MultiMedia, Phuket ,
12:55 AM Thu 8 Dec 2011 GMT
Blue sky and 15 to 18 knot North Easterly tradewind is every sailors dream when conjuring up images of past King Cups. Today was the day when everything came together and the race committee took advantage by running three races for the racing classes and two races for some of the cruising classes.
And they're off: Inaugural Kiteboard racing at Phuket King's Cup By
King's Cup Event Media, Phuket ,
1:10 PM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
Much has been said of mixing kite boarding and sailing and much more will be said in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics as the kite board fraternity pitch to be an official event. While these discussions continue, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Thailand has taken a bold step introducing a Kiteboard Class to the 25-year old multi-class regatta.
Phuket King’s Cup - Neil Pryde world leader in Wind and Kitesurfing By
Phuket King's Cup media,
9:59 AM Wed 7 Dec 2011 GMT
At 72 years old Neil Pryde is one of the stalwarts of the Phuket Kings Cup and indeed of Asian sailing. Pryde, a New Zealand born sailor has been in Asia for almost 50 years and he loves the sailing conditions Asia has to offer.