The 15th Anniversary Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is set to take place on July 18 – 22, 2018 and has an entry list of crews from more than 20 countries already signed up to compete.
Thailand’s award-winning regatta also sees growth in the number of female sailors taking part.
Registrations are continuing to come in daily. It is reported that there is an impressive line-up of 40-footers already confirmed, with more expected to enter in the coming weeks. They will be joined by a good cross section of boats and crews in the IRC Racing II and Cruising Monohull classes. In the four multihull classes, there have already been 17 entries.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, being the season opener for the 2018/19 AsianYachting Grand Prix, over the years has established itself as a competitive and fun regatta, anchored in a wonderful onshore social scene and the best in beachfront parties.
This year’s charter entries are on the rise, with seven boats chartered by international teams already confirmed, on top of all the many regular faces at the regatta.
Another area of growth seen is the number of female sailors taking part. The female segment has been growing in recent years, mainly from Thailand-based crews, and last year, for the first time, an all-female crew from Australia joined.
This year’s regatta will see three all-female crews, plus female sailors racing on boats across the fleet. The Astraeus will be raced by a Phuket-based all-female team while the two Farr 1104’s Farrgo Express and Krabi Boat Lagoon Pinocchio are booked to be chartered, each one raced by an all-female crew from Australia.
The 15th Anniversary edition of the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will be taking place at Cape Panwa Hotel in Phuket. The hotel provides an ideal 5-star luxury venue with a private pier for easy shore access for boats and crews as well as a secluded beach for observers of the race to enjoy. The regatta continues to generate millions of Thai Baht for the island’s economy. For more on how the Raceweek is aiming to become a fully clean regatta, please click here.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will be taking place from July 18 – 22, 2018. Registration remains open at phuketraceweek.com/registration.php.