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Phuket Update: Windsurfing added to Phuket King's Cup Regatta in December

Phuket Update: Windsurfing added to Phuket King's Cup Regatta in December

SAILING: Windsurfing will be reintroduced at this year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta taking place in early December, with Olympians joining the competition.

Friday 19 October 2012, 11:09AM


Siriporn 'Dao' Kaewduanggam and other members of the Thai national team will compete this year

Siriporn 'Dao' Kaewduanggam and other members of the Thai national team will compete this year

The Windsurfing class will include 14 sailors from the Thai national team, including Ek Boonsawad and Siriporn ‘Dao’ Kaewduanggam. Both teammates have experience in international competition as Ek competed in the 2012 London Olympics while ‘Dao’ won the 2012 Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Also competing will be six members from the Royal Thai Navy Base in Satthip. There are already 20 other sailors joining the event.

The racers will be provided with all-new Starboard Phantom Race windsurfers to ensure a parity of equipment for close racing, according to the organisers.

“Phuket could be considered something of an ultimate location for the sport for both professional competitors and also for novices wishing to explore a high-energy water sport,” said President of the Phuket King’s Cup Organising Committee Kevin Whitcraft.

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The windsurfing competition will take place December 2 to 5, while the entire regatta itself is set for December 1 to 8.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta started in 1987 to celebrate the King of Thailand’s 60th birthday and includes competitions in a broad range of watercraft, including dingy sailing and kite surfing.

For more information on the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, visit kingscup.com

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