The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2016, now the biggest and most popular boating event of its kind in Asia, will this year pay tribute to His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The one-week event will feature several days of exhilarating races and on-shore events.
The event was first held in 1987 under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, and in collaboration with the Royal Thai Navy and Phuket Province. Back then, the Regatta featured a mixture of smaller vessels such as keelboats and catamarans.
These days, big oceangoing boats and multi-hull vessels come from all over the world to the event and thousands of sailors attend to enjoy the sea, swap tales and take part in the regatta’s legendary nightlife and parties.
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