Following the great success of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 regatta, 2017 marks the fourth year that Multihull Solutions is naming rights and the major sponsor of the Multihull Solutions Regatta in Phuket. This regatta is a Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) event and is run from the PYC from July 13-16.
Race-day sponsors Octopus Electrical and East Marine return this year with yacht charter company Sail Escapes, who have sponsored Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek for a number of years, have thrown their support behind the Multihull Solutions Regatta for the first with a one-year sponsorship.
Entries are being received with Adrenalin (Mark Horward), Kaze (Alan Hodges), cruising division entry Mojo (Rick Fielding), the newly badged Firefly 850 Surf Patrol (Ray Waldron) and the first of many Corsair Pulse 600’s, Multihull Solutions H30 (Andrew De Bruin).
With a large variety of boats and sailors expected again this year, Corsair Marine based in Vietnam, Java Yachting, Thailand and Sovereign BBQs and Grills, Australia are welcomed as supporting sponsors offering some superb prizes for cruisers and racers alike.
A record-breaking fleet of over 25 yachts is expected this year with the possibility of six locally built Stealth catamarans, seven Firefly 850s and five Pulse 600s providing a solid base for the regatta along with an array of specialist racing and cruising multihulls from around the Asia Pacific region.
– MarineScene Asia