Phuket Race Week is a week of various sailing events culminating into a four-day regatta
of International Racing standards.
The program involves a two-day sports boat racing event, a one day of dinghy racing and then
the main event, a regatta of over 4 days racing with 30 to 40 boats competing in all classes.
Each day racing begins at 10:00am and finishes no later than 3:00pm.
Early Morning Boats Getting Ready in Chalong Bay
The event entailed a week of international-standard IRC
yacht racing with four distinct classes; Sports, IRC, Club
and Multi-hull. Nineteen skippers and their crew battled it
out in the Andaman waters off the South East coast of Phuket.
But some of the finer highlights occurred after each day of
racing where the evening parties at the Evason Resort Hotel
ran well into the night
Phuket Race Week is quickly becoming an internationally
recognized event, much like the Royal Varuna Yacht Club's King's
Cup. But what makes Race Week special is that it's co-organized
and co-managed locally by Phuket based organizations such as
Image Asia Events, the company that brought PIMEX, (Phuket's
International Marine Expo), to fruition. And the Ao Chalong
Yacht Club, Phuket's most established and active yacht club
situated on the beach of Chalong Bay, a short walk up from
Yachties Checking in Evason Resort Hotel Reception
With the well known King's Cup event in December, the
recently revitalized Andaman Sea Rally in January and the laid
back Phang Nga Bay Regatta in February, the timing of Race Week
couldn't be better. Held during the breezy month of July each low
season, it perfectly divides the long time span between races
offering relief to local and international sailing enthusiasts,
eager to get back in the game.
But perhaps the most compelling aspect of Race Week is its venue, the
Evason Resort Hotel. Unlike other Regatta's that change venues
throughout the course of the race, Phuket Race Week starts and
finishes each day right off the coast of the Evason. No more tuk-tuk
rides to remote locations or waiting for transportation, when you pull
your Dinghy up to the Evason pier, you are only a few short steps away
from the party.
Sri Lanka Themes Rooms
The Evason is a 5-star Ocean Front Luxury Resort Hotel located in Rawai
in the South of Phuket. It is built on a hillside overlooking the
Andaman Sea and surrounding islands where the regatta takes place
each day. The venue commands stellar views over the sea, so early
finishers can relax and drink icy cold beers while watching other
racers making their way to the finish line. Specially discounted
beer's that is. Thanks to Sponsors such as Foster's, you'll be able
to enjoy all the first class food, entertainment and surroundings of
a luxury resort at down to earth Ao Chalong prices.
Quality Accommodations at the Evason
The deep channel water allows Yachts to be anchored just a few meters
off the Evason's Into the Beach terrace bar and restaurant, where
each evening's award parties take place. Or you can catch one of the
many long tail shuttle boats going back and forth between the Evason
and Ao Chalong Bay 7km to the North.
If there was ever a regatta where you wanted to stay and play in
absolute luxury, this is it. The Evason Resort has a wide range of
rooms available for the week including special Race Week promotional
rooms at the Andaman Cove Condominiums (part of Evason) located closest
to the Regatta venue bar, restaurant and activities.