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Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

  • Overview


December 2017

Since its inception in 1987, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta has grown to become Asia's premier yacht racing event.  Traditionally held in early December, the Regatta was conceived to honour His Majesty the King of Thailand's 60th birthday.  Now 24 years on the event has grown from strength to strength, in both size and reputation, boasting the largest contingent of keel boats, multi-hulls and traditional craft.

The races are always hard fought affairs, the atmosphere 'off the course' is very relaxed and there is great camaraderie amongst all participants.  The combination of happy sailors and smiling Thai people gels well - above all the Regatta is a fun time to be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.  To this end after each race the participants enjoy the post-race parties which the race sponsors host.  Last year, they added the facility of a "Regatta Bar" right on the beach by the resort.  With drinks at "crew-friendly" prices and ample space to gather, they increased the fun atmosphere of the après-sail gatherings.

So whether you like having one hand on a beer while the others on the helm or you're in it to win it, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta caters for all tastes.


    Pricing & booking information

    All Sunsail yachts will compete in the Charter Class for their own Kings Cup.  Looking for a comfortable cruise without sacrificing your winning edge, we suggest you check out the Sunsail 384 or the Sunsail 464.  Their spacious accommodations coupled with their power boast the more impressive side of lavish racing.

    All entries in the Charter Class will race under the IRC handicap system and require a valid IRC Handicap certificate.

    For full pricing and to book your place on the Regatta, please contact a member of the sales team on 888-350-3568.
    Yacht Charter HireAs per rate sheet, call or quote online
    Entry to functionsPayable Locally
    What's Included


    Race Entry fees
    Welcome cocktail
    Race Support
    • Support Boat
    • Additional Riggings
    • Additional Supplies
    Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
    Yacht Measurement
    Pre-race Briefing
    Pre-arranged moorings at our marina
    Taxi transfers
    Local cruising taxes
    Mooring fees
    Departure Taxes
    Provisioning & beverages
    Spinnakers, poles, cruising chutes - not available in the Caribbean
    Delivery charges to/from Race locations(if required)
    Tickets & entry to official functions