Organisers Image Asia had been trying to nail down a venue sponsor for months, after the regatta’s home for the past eight years, the Evason Resort, was put up for sale.
The new venue is the Cape Panwa Resort. Like the Evason, it is on the east coast of the island, allowing races to be run in Chalong Bay, the same area as in the past.
The Cape Panwa takes over as title sponsor for the regatta, while it and its sister hotel, the Kantary Bay, are host venue sponsors.
Last year the regatta attracted a fleet of 37 yachts and was named best Asian regatta of the year at the Asian Boating Awards.
This year’s regatta runs from July the 18th to the 22nd. The website is here.