Multihull Solutions To Sponsor Phuket Multihull Regatta
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Australian based catamaran and trimaran specialist Multihull Solutions has signed a two year deal to sponsor the Phuket multihull regatta, which will now be known as the Multihull Solutions Regatta – Phuket 2014.
The regatta, now in its seventh year, is organised by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and will run from July 10-13. Racing is open to all multihulls with an overall length greater than six metres that are acceptable to the race committee. Private and charter multihulls are welcome to enter, and the regatta is expected to comprise the following classes: Racing Multihulls with valid OMR ratings, Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class, Cruising Multihulls without OMR ratings and Classic Multihulls.
“I’ve been a member of the ACYC for 12 years as well as being on the committee for several years, and I have watched this regatta grow since its inception to the successful event it is today,” said Andrew de Bruin, Multihull Solutions Asia general manager. “As the regatta caters exclusively for multihulls, it was only natural that Multihull Solutions came onboard as a major sponsor. We’re particularly keen to see cruising classes join the racing yachts to make this the ultimate multihull regatta to do in southeast Asia.”
The regatta is comprised of three days of racing and is renowned for its busy calendar of social events and post-race entertainment.
Multihull Solutions officially expanded its operations to Southeast Asia in early 2014, with its Thailand office based in Phuket’s Boat Lagoon. The company is the exclusive distributor of Fountaine Pajot and Catana Catamarans in southeast Asia and will also represent Sunreef Yachts, TAG Yachts, NEEL Trimarans and Privilège Catamarans in the region.