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Fri, 19 July 2019

Day 1: Poor Weather Delays Start of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019

Optimism amongst the sailors taking part in the 16th annual Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek soared early on Thursday morning as they awoke to a blue sky and glorious sunshine.

That positivity was unfortunately short lived as dark clouds, gathered on the distant horizon, quickly rolled in and by the time competitors boarded their yachts for the first day of racing, the heavens had already opened.

Thunder storms, torrential rain, lightning and very poor visibility meant that there was no racing on Day 1 of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Rain doesn't deter a true sailor and yachts headed out to the start area off Koh Lon while the spectator and media boats followed.

Shifting, gusty winds, and very low visibility around the southeast coast, sprinkled with some thunder and lightning, forced Race Management's hand to send all back to shore to wait it out. They eventually flagged AP over A and called it a day at 1pm.

The Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is taking place from 17-21 July 2019 and has attracted top sailors, and their families, from around the world. This is the 16th year that the event is taking place, bringing much needed publicity and tourism revenue to Phuket and other parts of Thailand.

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