Thu, 11 July 2019

Sailing, Luxury and Fun - Countdown to Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019

Some of the world's best sailors will soon start arriving in Phuket, Thailand to compete in the 16th annual Phuket Raceweek.

Taking place from 17 to 21 July 2019, the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek has established itself as a key regatta on the Asian circuit and is the kick-off event for the 2019/2020 Asian Yachting Grand Prix.

The event will take place from the five-star Cape Panwa Hotel on Phuket island's southeast coast.

Two TP52s are set to go head-to-head in IRC Racing 0 with Ray Roberts racing his new Team Hollywood (ex Provezza) at Raceweek for the first time and looking to defend his title. He's up against his own earlier generation TP52 which has been chartered by Discover Sailing In Asia and will feature a multinational crew, many of which will be racing at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek for the first time.

Team Hollywood in action at Top of the Gulf Regatta 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Ray Roberts isn't the only one returning to defend his title, though.

Scott Bradley and his East Marine Emagine will be looking to return to winning-form in IRC Racing I and are up against last year's winner and another Sydney 40, Aquari, as well as Russian crew on the well campaigned MegaZip. Former class winner, Jessandra II will also be in the mix.

Phoenix, skippered by Neils Degenkolv, is looking to extend his unbeaten run and retain the IRC Racing II title but will be up against some tough competition. Farrgo Express and The Sydney based Balmain Yacht Club along with the Platu Dragon crew also from Sydney are back along with the Eastern Creek Karts skippered by Raceweek regular, Michael Spies, will all be there.

Team Hollywood in action at Top of the Gulf Regatta 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

The largest class looks set to be the Cruising Monohull Class. Racing neck-and-neck throughout last year's regatta, BeauX Esprits and Lady Bubbly are both back and Lady Bubbly will be looking to go one better this year. They will be up against Linda, Chinon, Venture, Atlanta – who returns after a few years’ hiatus – Kantus Bride, representing Cape Panwa Hotel, and Lola a Beneteau Oceanis 45 and Sumalee chartered by a crew from China.

The multihull fleet will be split into two classes, Firefly 850 Sports One Design, which includes Twin Sharks, Voodoo, Surf Patrol, Moto Inzi and Blue Nose, and Multihull Racing.

The all-carbon racing Tri, Bonza (ex Fugazi), is back with a new name and new owner in Multihull Racing. They will be up against the new Fugazi, a sports cat helmed by Dan Fidock, two Stealth catamarans from the Asia Catamarans yard – Phantom V and Twister 2 – as well as This!, DaVinci and the all-new Sho, Vel skippered by local multi-sailor Zam Bevan.

Party @ Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Four beachfront parties are scheduled to take place at the Cape Panwa Hotel. Known for the delicious buffets and free-flow of drinks, the parties have become a highlight of the regatta and a talking point for many. The four parties, entertainment, buffet and free-flow of drinks are all included in the price of Boat Entry and Crew Tickets.

As Phuket Raceweek coincides with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, there are some surprises in store for the Saturday party. Saturday raceday is sponsored by Asia Catamarans and sailors have been encouraged to dress up in a moon landing theme and there'll be a prizes for the best outfits.

Steven Howard of will be at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek to bring you hundreds of high resolution pictures and exclusive FHD video interviews.

As there will be so many Pictures from Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019 they are being uploaded to different pages: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9 and Page 10 (links will become live once they are uploaded - please bookmark this page and check back). See also: HD Video Interview with Captain Lyn Evans (AUS), Racing Gets Underway on Day 2 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019, Poor Weather Delays Start of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Attracts Top Sailors from Around the World, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019 to Take Place 17-21 July, Team Hollywood - Interview with Ray Roberts, Woman Sails from California to Terengganu, Malaysia - Interview and Pictures from Top of the Gulf Regatta 2019.

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