Upcoming Event – Phuket Raceweek

July 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Attractions, Exotic South East, General Fun

Photo Credit - Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

Photo Credit - Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

The Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is set to continue with four days of international standard yacht racing from 20 to 24 July 2011. Now in its eight year, the award-winning event will combine five nights of parties and entertainment at Evason Phuket & Bon Island resort in Rawai. Fresh off being voted the Best Asian Regatta 2011 at the annual Asia Boating Awards in Hong Kong, the regatta will feature a mix of competitive racing and glamorous parties in ultra chic settings at one of Thailand’s leading luxury resorts.

The Evason Phuket & Bon Island is part of the Six Senses Resorts and Spas portfolio of properties. The property boasts an idyllic location overlooking the Andaman Sea with 64 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and accommodation to match. The acclaimed chef Thomas Jakobi will be present at the resorts’ Into the Beach restaurant, one of the many race venues for the upcoming regatta. The fine dining establishment was recently graded 10 out of 10 in a review by Thailand Tattler, and was the only restaurant in Phuket to have earned such high marks.

“Six Senses is delighted to continue our partnership with Phuket Raceweek. We are pleased at the international recognition the event has garnered. This year will be very special with Dee Caffari as our ambassador,” enthused John Philipson, the Managing Director of Six Senses Resort and Spas Thailand.

Photo Credit - Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

Photo Credit - Six Senses Phuket Raceweek


Among the leading entries confirmed for the event so far are five first-timers, led by David Ross’s brand new Ker 40 pure racing yacht, KukukKERchu, which will debut at Phuket Raceweek. Dee Caffari, the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against prevailing winds and currents in 2006, will also be present to add a touch of legend into the event.

The regatta will be run over six or seven classes, including cruising, bareboat and charter yachts. The race promises to be exciting and competitive for the serious boats, while a number of fun courses around the islands are also available for those looking to just enjoy a day out in the sea.

For more information, head on to www.phuketraceweek.com or email raceweek@image-asia.com.