Have you ever enjoyed a day out on the water? There's not much that beats a day on the ocean - clear seas, clear skies and fresh air. Well, there is something: Four days of racing in the warm tropical waters off Phuket's southeast coast, four nights of beachfront parties and wonderful camaraderie to boot. This is the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
To many, sailing is a sport for the wealthy. A luxury that few can afford. That, however, doesn't have to be the case. Chartering a yacht has become a popular vacation choice the world over, whether it's a day trip on the sea, a multi-day liveaboard trip or a jaunt on an inland waterway. And here in Phuket the options are numerous.
Phuket is surrounded by world-class sailing grounds. Accessible within minutes of leaving any marina the seascapes, islands, beaches and spectacular limestone karst topography are breathtaking. And there is no better way to enjoy such a stunning sailing area than with a group of friends on a bareboat charter.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek offers just that. Based at the five-star Cape Panwa Hotel, the onshore facilities are of the highest standard while Race Management on-the-water is by experienced World Sailing International Race Officer, Mr. Simon James.
Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director of organisers Media Business Services Co. Ltd. (MBS), explains: "Phuket is is very much on the world sailing map as a top charter destination in Asia. Chartering a yacht for a regatta in Phuket, however, is still relatively new to some countries. We have been making a concerted effort over the last three years to promote Phuket and the regatta for charter to a number of markets and open up the region to more sailing enthusiasts."
"Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is held during Australia's winter and as a result we see growing interest year-on-year from Australian sailors chartering a yacht in Phuket to compete in the regatta. Last year alone there were more than 250 sailors from Australia competing and we have a lot of interest again for this year."
The award-winning 14th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will take place 19th to 23rd July, 2017. A selection of quality yachts available for charter at the regatta is available from our Island Partner Sailescapes on the regatta's website.
For more information, visit www.phuketraceweek.com. IMAGE asia is proud to support the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 as a Media Partner.