Superyachts to compete at ASR Cup
Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
After an opening night cocktail party aboard the La Numera Uno, the superyacht – and other sailing vessels including Intrigue, Minico, Aphrodite and Aspiration, will compete in their quest to be the second annual overall winner and take home the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous (ASR) Winner’s Cup in Phuket.
(Photo: Asia Pacific Superyacht)
Race participants will be accompanied by motor yachts Siam Princess, Darling, Azul A, and other non-racing pleasure craft.
As the sun rises over Mai Khao Bay, excitement will fill the air as motor yachts take up their viewing positions and captains and crews await the sounding horn on board the 70ft motor cruiser Siam Princess Committee Boat.
Also for the first time, a Corinthian Class will be on order for those who prefer non-competitive fun sailing.
Sailing, camaraderie and parties are the order of the three-day gathering of superyacht owners and their guests and captains.
Welcoming guests at the event for their first year as a co-sponsor is Yacht Services Thailand, joining sponsors Sala Phuket Resort and Spa and Asia Pacific Superyachts.
ASR Cup organiser Gordon Fernandes said, "This is the longest-running event of its nature in the region and continues to be the superyacht drawcard for Asia. Phuket is a fabulous destination and a starting point – especially given the new Thai Government Charter Regulations."