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Award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek celebrates 10th Anniversary and Cape Panwa Hotel title sponsorship extension through 2015

July 6, 2013 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

The 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek presented by Mount Gay Rum, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a strong fleet of boats and international crews taking part 17-21 July at the five-star Cape Panwa Hotel.

An exciting race programme on-the-water, combined with a popular onshore social scene kicks off with a Barbadian-themed opening party and concludes with a lavish ticket-only Gala Dinner hosted by Cape Panwa Hotel.

Signing ceremony between Phuket Raceweek organiser and Cape Panwa Hotel. Pictured: Grenville Fordham, Co-Organiser, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (left) and Ms Tirawan Pangsrivongse, Project Development Manager, Kasemkij Hotels (centre).

Signing ceremony between Phuket Raceweek organiser and Cape Panwa Hotel.
Pictured: Grenville Fordham, Co-Organiser, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (left) and Ms Tirawan Pangsrivongse, Project Development Manager, Kasemkij Hotels (centre).

“2013 is a milestone year for the event. We look back at the last nine years in which Raceweek has built a reputation for delivering one of the best regatta experiences in Asia, and we celebrate this the 10th Anniversary year while looking forward to the next decade and develop on the success of this award-winning regatta,” said Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director of co-organiser Media Business Services (MBS).

The luxurious Cape Panwa Hotel is an ideal regatta venue with its established international reputation, private beach and pier, and spectacular sailing grounds right on the hotel’s doorstep. Following their successful first hosting of the event last year, Cape Panwa Hotel recently extended their title sponsorship and committed to be the home of Phuket Raceweek through 2015.

“We are very proud to continue our involvement with Phuket Raceweek and to extend our sponsorship of the regatta through to 2015. The synergies of an award-winning yachting event and the Cape Panwa Hotel with its unique location, luxury accommodation and first class facilities, are clear. Feedback from sailors and guests last year was very positive and we look forward to building on that this year and beyond. We want to thank the organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Image Asia and MBS, as well as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the Ao Chalong Yacht Club for their superb support,” said Ms. Tirawan Pangsrivongse, Project Development Manager, Kasemkij Hotels.

Four days of world-class yachting racing in Phuket, combined with four nights of magical, beachside parties has proven to be an award-winning formula for Phuket Raceweek having been voted ‘Best Asian Regatta of the Year’ at the 2011 Asia Boating Awards. Such accolades have helped to firmly establish the regatta on the Asian yachting circuit and the event’s worldwide recognition is evidenced by an increasing number of charter boats taking part this year, underscoring Phuket’s position as a leading sailing and marine tourism destination.

“This year we are seeing more enquiries and entries from overseas, and a growing charter fleet. We have sailors from as far away as the UK, New Zealand and the USA flying to Phuket to enjoy a unique regatta experience and enjoy the beauty of Phuket Island and its surrounds,” added Jones.

There is no better marketing for Phuket than repeat guests, and the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, as well as attracting a growing charter fleet and first-time participants, welcomes back past participants from near and far, including some of the top racing boats in the region, a strong cruising and multihull fleet, and the best Classic class in Asia.

The 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek looks set to be an exciting curtain raiser for the 2013/14 Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.

For more information: www.phuketraceweek.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhuketRaceweekRegatta

Twitter: www.twitter.com/phuketraceweek

YouTube: www.youtube.com/phuketraceweek

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