PTT Global Chemical Supports Phuket Dinghy Series For A Second Year
Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
PTT Global Chemical will sponsor the 28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta for the second consecutive year. To inspire Thai youth to take up competitive sailing, PTT is also sponsoring two junior events under the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Dinghy Series Race 2014, an international Dinghy Class race.
“It is an honour to be able to promote sailing as a sport for young people and help develop the skills of young sailors here in Thailand,” says Supattanapong Punmeechaow, President and Chief Executive Officer at PTT Global Chemical. “The country's 2014 Optimist World Championship win in Argentina demonstrates the growing popularity and potential of Thai juniors in this sport, and we are committed to supporting its development and raising the international profile of Thai sailing."
“I'd like to say thank you to PTT Global Chemical for their kind support over the last two years,” says Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee. “At last year’s Regatta, the junior series was a real success and the support this year will prove to be a great contribution to competitive sailing development in Thailand."
The Phuket Dinghy Series was introduced in 2010 as part of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, creating a network between sailing clubs to inspire more youths in Thailand to take up the sport. The Optimist challenge for the under 15 class, will hold races at Kata Beach Nov 29–30. The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta International Dinghy Classes will be held Dec 1-5.
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta will be held Nov 29 - Dec 6 in Phuket, Thailand.