THIS EXCITING FOUR-DAY EVENT has attracted more than 25 entries for racing on Phuket’s waterways, with many more expected to sign up before the action gets underway.

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THIS EXCITING FOUR-DAY EVENT has attracted more than 25 entries for racing on Phuket’s waterways, with many more expected to sign up before the action gets underway.

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Multihull Solutions is the major sponsor of the event, which is organised by Phuket Yacht Club. The regatta is open to all multihulls (catamarans and trimarans) with an overall length greater than six metres that are acceptable to the race committee.

Private and charter multihulls are welcome to enter, and the regatta is expected to comprise the following classes: Racing Multihulls with valid OMR ratings; Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class; Cruising Multihulls without OMR ratings; and Corsair Pulse 600s.

Cruising multihulls will enjoy their own exclusive course throughout the event, while five world-renowned Corsair Pulse 600s have already entered, promising a thrilling spectacle of racing over the three days.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Phuket Yacht Club to make it one of the most popular regattas in the entire Asia Pacific region,” says Multihull Solutions Asia General Manager Andrew de Bruin.

JULY 20-24


THE 13TH PHUKET RACE WEEK in Thailand is also expecting a large and competitive fleet.

“The multihull fleet looks to be going from strength-to-strength and we may be looking at a record fleet this year,” says Managing Director of organisers, Media Business Services (MBS) Byron Jones.

In Multihull Racing, the Stealth catamarans from the Asia Catamarans yard will be out in full force including regular racers Java and Hurricane, and a new one soon-to-belaunched is expected to join the line-up. Add to that IMAGE Asia Nina, Thor, the chartered DaVinci, the two 40+ foot trimarans Adrenalin and former Route de Rhum winner Tantrum 2, and Multihull Racing looks set to be a very strong class.

The Corsair Pulse 600s, numbering five, are looking for a one-design class and some close racing while the Firefly 850s will add a new build to their numbers, in addition to a number of chartered entries, and en masse they will be out looking to break the speed record if the breeze is up.

JULY 21-24

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FOLLOWING THE RACES in Chicago, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth in the UK will be held in July.

The four-day event at the Southsea Common will kick off with an exclusive preview day consisting of youth engagement day of the 1851 Fund, the official charity of the series. The charity will partner with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and provide inspiring free sailing taster sessions for the second year running to young people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

The second day will have on-water action and Red Arrows flying displays, as well as a meet-and-greet with the sailors. More exciting races will take place over the remaining two days, with the Royal Navy providing services and support as an official stakeholder.

With Sevenstar Star Transport acting as its official logistics supplier, Land Rover BAR launched #BringTheCupHome online campaign for the Brits to show support for the team on winning with the advantage of home water. The audience will look forward to seeing if the team will surpass overall leader Emirates Team New Zealand this summer.


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THE SAILING ACTION as part of Rio 2016 Olympic Games will get underway on Aug 8 with the RS:X windsurfing events on the Pão de Açucar course. The first medal races will take place on August 14, with two per day until August 18 when the 49er and 49erFX finals will bring the regatta to a close.

There have been concerns over water quality in Guanabara Bay, but initial tests carried out by ISAF following the second test event showed that the rate of illness among sailors was much lower than would be expected and within levels considered acceptable.

The regatta will be held on the same courses used for the second test event in August – three in Guanabara Bay and two out in the Atlantic Ocean – while a new reserve course within the bay has been added to the existing one located in the open sea.