Online registration for the Six Senses Phuket
Raceweek regatta has opened with savings of up to 25% for entries
received by 19 June.
The Six Senses Phuket Raceweek will be held from
22-26 July at the Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa, with racing off
the southern tip of Phuket.
Grenville Fordham, MD of Raceweek
organisers and rights owners, IMAGE asia, said, “We hope everyone
takes advantage of the ‘early bird’ entry fees. The participants
get a great deal and we get the information we need to plan the
best event possible – so we all win.”
Raceweek 2008 saw five Firefly 850s battle it
out in 25 knots of wind and a heavy swell. This year, eight or
nine are expected to be in the line up, those sold outside Phuket
having made their way back ‘home’.
It is still not clear how many Corsair
trimarans, which have started arriving in Phuket in increasing
numbers, will make it to Raceweek; much depends on whether
Pattaya-based Corsair owners decide to bring these light,
trailerable multis south in July to test their competitiveness in
the both the SEA Property three-day multihull event scheduled for
3-5 July and Raceweek on 22 July.
Fireflys apart, the multihull fleet looks like
being the most interesting yet, with the anticipated participation
of Henry Kaye's and Arnie Duckworth's new 'flying machines'.
In another multihull development, a new
catamaran design built in Phuket will use Raceweek as its sales
launch. The Andaman Cabriolet, by Composite Catamarans, is being
promoted as the ideal multihull ‘cruiser-racer’ for the Andaman
Sea. The Composite guys are looking for a convincing performance
during Raceweek with their first boat (Niña), which is scheduled
for launch just a couple of week before the racing starts.
Composite Catamarans have also come on board as
a sponsor of the Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2009, staging a
competition in conjunction with Evason Phuket.
The first prize is a charter holiday on
Niña, combined with accommodation at Evason, worth around 5,000
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