Phuket is set to welcome around 2,000 international participants to the forthcoming Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

Phuket is set to welcome around 2,000 international participants to the forthcoming Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.The event is the largest of its kind in Asia and will welcome around 100 boats with crews taking flights to Thailand from a number of countries.

Starting on December 4th, the regatta takes place off the coast off Kata Beach and offers entrants tropical sailing waters.

“The 2010 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is considered the regatta in Asia and this year, with already 97 entries, we are hopeful of surpassing last year’s record fleet. We have entries coming from all corners of the world to Phuket,” said Kevin Whitcraft, president of the 24th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee.

Last year, a survey conducted by Infinity Communications & Consultant estimated that participants spent in excess of THB 40 million (£0.84 million) during the week of the regatta.

The event will see a total of five races over the week-long event, with the winners receiving their awards at a special ceremony on December 11th.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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