Phuket King's Cup Celebrates 29th Anniversary
Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2015
The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta (Dec 5-12) is celebrating a successful 29th anniversary in partnership with three new strategic partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), as well as one new sponsor, Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN).
CPN joins a roster of ongoing sponsors that continue their support for Asia’s classic race, including principal host sponsor Kata Group, PTT Group, Siam Winery & Mont Clair and Haad Thip PCL.
In addition to the valuable support the Regatta receives annually from cornerstone sponsors, these new partnerships are helping to grow the reputation of the regatta for 2015 and beyond.
The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is one of the standout international sporting events in the Asia region that helps sponsors to promote their brand on a worldwide sporting stage. The regatta will be held at Kata Beach Resort and Spa and will host international racing classes across which over 150 boats and 1,500 plus sailors will compete in for one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies.
(Photo: Guy Nowell)
Consisting of five days of racing on scenic courses in the Andaman Sea islands, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta draws sailors and support crews from over 40 countries, including USA, Australia, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China.
This international gathering is a key event on the Phuket tourism calendar, generating over 400 million Baht for local businesses and offering residual value as it helps to grow the island of Phuket brand as a premier sports paradise on the world stage.
Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organised by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organising Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.