Top Asian Sailors At Phuket Raceweek
Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014
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In the IRC fleet a number of top boats will be making their Raceweek debut this year, including the recently crowned 2013-14 Asian Yachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Yacht and Skipper of the Year, Foxy Lady VI lead by Bill Bremner. In addition to a season-winning performance at Samui Regatta last month, Foxy Lady VI is unbeaten in seven Asian regattas and will be put to the test in Phuket's summer season getting the 2014-15 AYGP campaign off to a flying start.
Others in the IRC fleet include Jessandra II, Island Fling, Fujin, Venture, Skandia Endeavour of Whitby and Phoenix, to name just a few.
The growth of multihull sailing is evident worldwide, and here in Asia that trend is well established. In Phuket specifically there is resurgence in multihull sailing and with the region's only mutihull-only regatta – Multihull Solutions Regatta – taking place in Phuket the week before Raceweek, the local multihull scene is thriving.
The Clean Regattas initiative is in full swing. One of the official suppliers is East Marine. As well as being the official on site Chandler at this year’s event, East Marine has embraced the green initiative and has introduced a number of eco friendly products. From refillable signal horns that use compressed air, to green boat cleaners and more, East Marine will be at the Regatta Village with a full service and equipment booth ready to serve all sailors.