2016 Multihull Solutions Phuket Regatta Set to Make Waves
Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016
The exciting four-day event July 14-17 is in the making and has already attracted more than 25 entries for racing at Phuket’s waterways. It is organised by Phuket Yacht Club and sponsored by Multihull Solutions.
The event is open to all multihulls (catamarans and trimarans) 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 Corsair Pulse 600s.
Cruising multihulls will enjoy their own exclusive course throughout the event, while five world-renowned Corsair Pulse 600s have already entered, promising a thrilling spectacle of racing over the three days.
The regatta continues to be arguably the best value event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, with Early Bird entries costing only 4,500 Thai Baht per boat including skipper (approx. $120 AUD) or 2,000 Thai Baht per crew member (approx. $52 AUD).
Multihull Solutions Asia general manager Andrew de Bruin said the 2016 regatta has received interest from all over the Asia Pacific region.
“It’s clear that the regatta is now a significant event for multihull enthusiasts throughout Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand, who realise it is a fantastic chance to escape the winter chill and enjoy some exhilarating racing and unforgettable social events,” Andrew says.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Phuket Yacht Club to make it one of the most popular regattas in the entire Asia Pacific region,” he says.
“We are hoping for a repeat of last year’s wonderful windy conditions to deliver exciting action on the water, and our 2016 social itinerary is the best yet with parties scheduled at the Phuket Yacht Club including an evening with complimentary beer courtesy of Corsair Trimarans.”