Record Number of Entries expected for Evason Phuket Raceweek

Travel News Asia Friday, 15 June 2007

Back in Phuket after organising the Koh Samui Regatta 2007, Image Asia Events is gearing up for the fourth Evason Phuket Raceweek to be held at the Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa from 19 22 July 2007, with registration and the opening ceremony and party on 18 July.

Were anticipating the biggest Phuket-built Firefly One Design fleet ever to set sail, said Image Asia managing director Grenville Fordham. The impressive Classic boats are also expected to there in even greater numbers than last year, going all-out for the second Seraph Perpetual Trophy.

The Seraph Trophy was inaugurated in 2006 by Tom Howard, Seraphs owner, to commemorate the Danish schooners 100th birthday.

Evason Phuket Raceweek has grown steadily from 19 entries in 2003 to 31 in 2006 and the organisers are optimistic that the ever-increasing number of boats in Phuket will contribute to the regattas continued growth. While Raceweek does draw boats from Malaysia and Singapore, it is more of a local event than most other regional regattas, with Ao Chalong Yacht Club members as its mainstay. The club members, however, welcome the opportunity to pit their skills against visiting boats in their own back yard, Grenville added.

Raced over five or six classes this year, Raceweek incorporates 4 days of racing in the southwest monsoon, topped off by five nights of fun parties.

Following the same format as 2006, with a total of six parties, four parties will be held at Evasons Into the Beach deck, a venue that regular participants hail as one of the best regatta party venues in Asia. Two parties will be held off site: the Raimon Land party in nearby Kata Beach and the Big A pig roast party just up the road in Rawai.

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