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Phuket to host powerboat, real jet-ski races

Phuket to host powerboat, real jet-ski races

PHUKET: The Phuket Thailand Power Boat 2021 competition, with high-speed powerboat and jet-ski races, will be held at Karon Beach on Dec 18-19.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 9 December 2021, 04:16PM

Powerboat racing will come to Phuket on Dec 18-19. Photo: Idemitsu Thailand Powerboat

Powerboat racing will come to Phuket on Dec 18-19. Photo: Idemitsu Thailand Powerboat

The event is expected to attract 80 teams from all around the country, Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panaphong said yesterday (Dec 8).

The events include class races in Formula 5 (F5) boat, Sport 40HP Open, Scooter 30HP Open, and Jetski PAO 650cc, V/Gov Pichet explained at a meeting held at Phuket Provincial Hall to organise the event

The aim of hosting the event is to promote sporting activities for tourism and help stimulate Phuket’s tourism industry deeply affected by the pandemic, he said.

Kata and Karon are among the hardest hit tourism areas on the island, with most businesses shut down for nearly the past two years.

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The event is the result of collaboration by the Phuket Tourism and Sports office, Karon Municipality and the Sports Authority of Thailand, V/Gov Pichet said.

“Hosting the event will also promote Phuket through local and international media, which will increase the number of tourists in Phuket,” he said.

Over the weekend of Dec 18-19, Karon Municipality will hold its first “Roi Rim Lay Kata-Karon” seafood fair in Karon, he added.

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christysweet | 11 December 2021 - 10:24:06

Is 'tropical' a race?  No it's an environmental factor on evolution. Breeds of cats, dogs, horses, every animal are different  from these influences, but not people  , eh?   

Capricornball | 10 December 2021 - 18:07:34

Like most motor sports, I find the attraction is crashes, and frankly, I'd love to see some jet-ski crashes, so I'll go watch. As for all the comments, Christy is right again in that the reality is that no matter what Phuket tourism officials come up with, the primary draw will always remain young, attractive and cheap prostitutes. They are one of Thailand's most valuable country-wide ...

DeKaaskopp | 10 December 2021 - 14:06:00

Are the usual Thai basher aware that those races are held all over the world ? Coming up with a crude generalizing theory about the tropical  brain is as stupid as it gets and pure racism. Reading something like; "Thai officials with window/brain flaps" makes someone wondering about that writers own developed brain . Actually  a remark like that is a sign of a stunted brain.

JohnC | 10 December 2021 - 10:17:43

I don't think this is much of an idea, more likely to turn people away from the noise rather than attract spectators. Lets face it any regular to Phuket is used to being near run down by stupid tourists and beachboys on jetskis so why bring more of them here to create more chaos.

Timothy | 10 December 2021 - 10:03:22

Like there aren't enough stupid jet ski here already. How about peace and quiet when relaxing on a beach? Nah, people love the smell of gasoline, the constant roar of engines, and being hassled by touts every five minutes. 

christysweet | 10 December 2021 - 09:44:15

Instead of degradation upon the planet, why not advertise the real attraction-young, attractive and cheap prostitutes. Stop pretending! Pander to the 49% with 90% of the money and see the economy grow. Funds corruption, too!

christysweet | 10 December 2021 - 09:38:44

The tropical evolved  brain never developed a function for future planning. With food abundant year round, it never had to. Hence, Thailand. 

Kurt | 09 December 2021 - 21:01:09

V/G Pichet seem not to understand that foreign tourists are much aware of environment ( emissions) and that this racing a very wrong signal is about what the world has to do about stopping climate change. A dumber happeing this time can't be initiated. Well, Thai Officials with window/brain flaps.


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