Strong support from new strategic partners and sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015

In Photo (From Left): Tom Whitcraft; Commodore of Royal Varuna Yacht Club and Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, Santi Kanchanabandhu of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee; Maj Gen Patchara Rattakul, Chief Operating Officer of Haad Thip (Thailand); Koravic Bhanubandh Na Ayudhaya, The Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee; Ploynapat Chotesangsri, Kata Group Marketing Communication Manager, Krit Kunplin, Marketing Assistant Vice President of Central Pattana PCL; Supichaya Suracupt, Director of Social Affairs and Publicity of Central Pattana PCL; D.D.S. Kuntera Tantirungsi, Deputy Director, The Government Lottery Office and Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Vice President, Administration and Strategic Support, Thailand Convention and Exhibition (TCEB), together for partnership and sponsorship briefing ahead of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015.

Bangkok – The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta celebrated a successful 29th anniversary in partnership with three new strategic partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), as well as one new sponsor, Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN) to join a roster of ongoing sponsors that continue their support for Asia’s classic race, including principal host sponsor Kata Group, PTT Group, Siam Winery & Mont Clair and Haad Thip PCL. In addition to the valuable support the Regatta receives annually from cornerstone sponsors, these new partnerships are helping to grow the reputation of the Regatta for 2015 and beyond.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is one of the standout international sporting events in the Asia region that helps sponsors to promote their brand on a worldwide sporting stage. Many Sponsors of Phuket King’s Cup Regatta use this prestigious event to grow their brand identification, taking advantage of the opportunity to host customers and partners at this spectacular Andaman seaside location.

Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.

Website: www.kingscup.com

Contact information: Phuket King's Cup Regatta Office T/F: +66 (0) 7627 3380.

General inquiries: info@kingscup.com.

Racing inquiries: racing@kingscup.com Entry is now open to competing sailors.

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About the Phuket King's Cup Regatta – Asia’s legendary yacht race under Royal Patronage

Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event has been held every year since, during the first week of December.

Under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta is organized by the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket.

Sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015 include Principal Host Sponsor Kata Group, and Strategic Partners The Government Lottery Office (GLO), TCEB, and TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand). Co-Sponsors: Central Pattana PCL (CPN), PTT Group, Siam Winery and Montclair, Haadthip PCL and SINGHA Corporation. Media Partners: Phuket Gazette, PGTV, Prestige, SailWorld.com, Yachtstyle, Sea Yachting, Phuket Magazine, Image Asia, The Guide Phuket, RL Magazine, Phuket Marine Guide, and Art & Culture.

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