THE 29TH PHUKET KING’S CUP REGATTA (Dec 5-12) came to a close after five days of good breeze and close racing.
In IRC Zero, Singapore’s Windsikher II took the top spot after a string full of first and second place finishes, while IRC One saw Kenn Eyears’ Rerefine from Singapore lead the class. IRC Two class saw some of the closest racing, with the top three trading places throughout. In the end, Karasu took the top spot.
Thailand’s Pine-Pacific won the Premier Class after taking first in six of the eight races. Russia’s Alexa put in another predictable win in the Bareboat Charter Class, taking first in six of seven races.
Russia dominated once again in the Open Charter Class, with Vladimir Oleynikov’s Popeye taking first.
The Royal Thai Navy entry Thai Navy 1 claimed the win in the Modern Classic Class, while IRC Cruising Class was won by Australia’s Slipstream. Australia’s Mohawk, who won six out of the seven races, won the top spot of Cruising Class.
Of the two Classic entries this year, Selma (FRA) took every race in the regatta apart from on the first day’s racing. In the Firefly 850 Sports Class John Newnham’s Twin Sharks (GBR) was the clear winner. Japan’s Minnie came in first in the Multihull Cruising Class, while the Multihull Racing Class saw Thailand’s Asia Catamarans Hurricane claim the win. Performance Multihulls was won by Australian Elizabeth Schoch on Sudu3.