Phuket Yacht Race Week kicks off today

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Hotels in Cape Town and Kantary

Cape Panwa Hotel by Cape & Kantary Hotels is organizing the “Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2022” from today to Sunday.

Organized by Media Business Services in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, this is the 19th edition of what is hailed as a premier international regional sailing competition, featuring island voyages and the spectacular scenery of Phuket during the green season.

The event includes four days of sailing competition off the southeast coast of Phuket and four nights of beach partying at the Cape Panwa Hotel. The competition is divided into six categories: IRC Racing Zero, IRC Racing I, IRC Cruising, Multihull Racing, Firefly 850 Sports One Design and Pulse 600.

It attracted 22 boats, including more than 200 crew members from more than 25 countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Denmark, England and New Zealand.

photo courtesy of Cape & Kantary Hotels

Among the vessels confirmed to participate will be Hollywood Team, let’s go, APW Whitby effort, Sakura, Good, Voodoo and twin sharksand many more are expected to register before the race begins.

Phuket is recognized as the yacht cruising center of Asia. This green season is when most beaches in Phuket have high waves and strong winds. On the east coast, where the Cape Panwa hotel is located and where Phuket Raceweek takes place, however, steady winds and waves make for satisfying swimming and sailing.

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