Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
Event Media

Media Business Services, lead by Mr. Byron Jones and Mrs. Kanyarat Jones, have been announced as the new owners and rights holders of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. The news was broken at the closing party and Gala Dinner of the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Raceweek Founder Grenville Fordham of Image Asia Events, made the handover official in front of 500 sailors, VIPs, guests and the media. “I'm very happy with how Raceweek has grown over the years and I am proud of what I and the Image Asia team have achieved,” said Fordham, managing director of Image Asia Events.New Ownership For Cape Panwa Phuket Raceweek 1Grenville Fordham (l) and Byron Jones (R) at the closing party of the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

“For myself, it is time to move on and in looking for someone to take the regatta forward. I could not have found better than the Media Business Services team. Byron and Khun Kanyarat have been very hands-on co-organising this year's event and have done a great job. They now know what's involved from beginning to end to make this regatta work, and I have full confidence in them continuing its tradition of success.”

Byron Jones, managing director of Media Business Services (MBS), said: “We are very excited to be entrusted with the future of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. We are not actually new to the event, having been a media partner for a number years through our other business, 91.5FM Phuket Island Radio, and having worked closely with Grenville and the Image Asia Events team in a co-organiser capacity this year.” He added: “We are aware of what makes this event such a success and judging by the feedback at the closing party and since, 2013 was one of the most successful yet. We won't be changing an award-winning formula, more contributing some new ideas and developments that we believe will make the event an even more enjoyable experience for all involved.”

The 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek welcomed a 37-strong fleet for the 10th Anniversary, and sailors enjoyed some of the best racing yet off Phuket's southeast coast. The dates for 2014 have already been set: the 11th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will take place 16th - 20th July at Cape Panwa Hotel.