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Postcard sailing at Phuket Kings Cup


10:21 AM Mon 1 Dec 2008 GMT
'Phuket King’s Cup 2008, Aquavit 5' Sail-World.com/ AUS &copy Click Here to view large photo
Perfect sailing conditions on the eve of the Phuket Kings Cup regatta, with most of the fleet enjoying some gentle practice racing, 8-12 knots, flats seas and sunshine.

One of the toughest divisions being contested at this 22nd annual Phuket Kings Cup is the IRC Division 1.

Watching the crew work there were a few stand outs. Matt Allen, the Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is sailing the Beneteau 44.7 Ichi Ban. Aquavit 5, Helmut Schuttles's Beneteau 45 First Aquavit 5 also looked good. Mike Downard's red hulled Farr Thailand Elite Switchblade will be a definite threat.

The Mark Prescott designed Firefly 850 class is again very strong, with eight of the Thai built multi-hulls set to blast around the course. Roger Kingdon's Moto Inzi will start favourite again but she could be hard pressed.

Phuket King’s Cup 2008, Corsair 36 Zhuka - Sail-World.com- AUS&copy Click Here to view large photo



The multihull division will be hot too; the fleet includes six Vietnam built Corsairs.

Absent from the water today was the Royal Thai Navy 1 Farr MRX. She was dismasted yesterday. Her skipper explained she was sailing in 13-14 knots when the forestay deck fitting broke away from the deck and the mast of the boat fell back to the deck. Fortunately none of the Navy crew was injured but the boat is out of the regatta.

Phuket King’s Cup 2008, Enjoying the day on Lowanna - Sail-World.com- AUS&copy Click Here to view large photo



Phuket King’s Cup 2008, Argo - Sail-World.com- AUS&copy Click Here to view large photo




Racing
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

HKG 2166

Fortis Mandrake

Nick Burns/Fred Kinmoth

Nick Burns/Fred Kinmoth

HKG

Bermudian Sloop

1.279

HKG2112

Hi Fi

Neil Pryde

Neil Pryde

HKG

Bermudian Sloop

1.336

GBR 88R

Island Fling

Paul.F.Winkelmann

Steve Dodd

GBR

TP 52

1.351

HKG600

Jelik

Frank Pong

Frank Pong

HKG

RP75

1.483

8889

Quantum Racing

Ray Roberts

Ray Roberts

AUS

Dk46

1.208


Premier
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

AUS 4100

Australian Maid

Jon Wardill

Jon Wardill

AUS

Custom

1.183

1295

Big A

Horst Lakits

Horst Lakits

MLT

S&S

1.045

NZL 8818

Intrigue

Dr. Ian Nicholson

Dr. Ian Nicholson

GBR

Global 80

1.311

THA 666

Lawana

Suwan Poapoksakul

Suwan Poapoksakul

THA

X-512

1.153

53023

Macquarie- Frangipani Girl

David Ross

David Ross

AUS

Swan 53

1.062

AUS 5419

Millennium

John Clayton

John Clayton

AUS

Jutson 60

1.225

USA 61684

Nomadess

John E Mcpherson

Ed Collins

USA

Custom

1.200

RUS1

Ocean Agassy

Somov Vyachteslav

Ermakov Ilya

RUS

Beneteau 53f5

1.126

HKG 1985

Shahtoosh

Peter Cremers

Peter Cremers

HKG

Warwick

1.291

GBR 1202

Yo Mo

Bob Yapp

John Leigh

GBR

Next 56

1.237


Sports Boat
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

THA 103

Emma Mathilde Ji-Zip

Morten Jakobsen

Morten Jakobsen

THA

Platu 25

0.874

118

Kingfisher Tua Lek

Prasarn Meesuk

Prasarn Meesuk

THA

Platu 25

0.874

JNP 6287

Motor Net

Kenchi Takahashi

Kenchi Takahashi

JPN

Platu 25

0.874

T4167

Pornstar

Kipson Beck

Rob Shaw

THA

Shaw 650

0.966

HKT 801

Somtam Express

Scott Duncanson

Scott Duncanson

THA

Phuket 8

1.012

THA 114

Team Puma

Nobuyuki Kawanish

Damloksak Yongtim

THA

Platu 25

0.874

HKT 804

Vino

Ray Waldron

Andy Whitboorne

AUS

Phuket 8

0.999


IRC 1
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

28000

Aquavit 5

Hellmut Schutte

Hellmut Schutte

GER

First 45

1.114

SUI 4901

Blue Juice

Beat Bosshard

Beat Bosshard

SUI

J120

1.086

JPN6373

Emma

Toshio Furuta

Toshio Furuta

JPN

Mumm36

1.095

SIN2811

Happy Ending

Jonathan Mahony

Jonathan Mahony

SIN

Mumm30

1.081

AUS6038

Ichi Ban

Matt Allen

Matt Allen

AUS

Beneteau First 44.7

1.114

AUS1943

Katsu

Ben Copley

Ben Copley

AUS

Swan CS 42

1.179

SIN 1231

MDBS L'autre Femme

Brent Morgans

Brent Morgans

SIN

Beneteau 40.7

1.066

MAS41

Moya Hin

Peter Jones

Peter Jones

AUS

BH 41 MOD

1.127

THA 99

Octopussy

Tom and Kevin Whitcraft

Jaray Tipsuk

THA

41 MX

1.073

GBR 3993R

Panic

Jeff Davison

Jeff Davison

GBR

Mumm 30

1.081

GBR 6612 R

Sailplane

Rob Bottomley

Rob Bottomley

GBR

First 47.7

1.114

SIN 888

Thailand Elite Switchblade

Sail in Asia

Mike Downard

THA

1.089


IRC 2
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

3020

Bad Habit

Des Kearns

Jerry Boelens

AUS

1.062

9290

Di Hard

Yachtpro International

Gould & Cusack

THA

Frers 42

1.047

4497

Madame Butterfly

Peter Dyer

Peter Dyer

GBR

3/4 ton

1.000

SIN 2626

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Judith Clark

Peter Forbes

SIN

X-372

0.984

JPN777

Phoenix

Niels Degenkolw

Niels Degenkolw

DEN

3/4 Ton IOR

0.977

THA 2008

Royal Thai Navy 1

RTN.

CPO.3 Wiwat Poonpat

THA

Farr MRX

0.979

THA 817

Royal Thai Navy 2

RTN.

NC Pontap Sukudom

THA

Farr MRX

0.980

MAS88

Skandia Endeavour of Whitby

Stuart Williamson

Stuart Williamson

GBR

First 34.7

1.020


Sunsail One Design
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

S1

Princess Anna

Sunsail

Achim Griese

THA

Sunsail one Design

0.965

S2

Princess Arieta

Sunsail

Jan Ruedel

THA

Sunsail one Design

0.965

S3

Princess Athena

Sunsail

Wolfgang Kallenberg

THA

Sunsail one Design

0.965

S4

Princess Christina

Sunsail

Nick Rose

THA

Sunsail one Design

0.965

S5

Princess Isabella

Sunsail

Jakob Handte

THA

Sunsail one Design

0.965

S6

Princess Sharda

Sunsail

Tony Oates

THA

Sunsail one Design

0.965


Bareboat Charter
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

E1

Emmjay

Nong Mine Phuket Sail

Geoffrey Lee

THA

Beneteau 50

1.039

51

Fidji

Asia-Marine

John Haynes

AUS

Sunlight30

0.858

S16

Jig Saw (DANAYA)

Sunsail

Ian Galbraith

GBR

Sunsail43

1.003

A11

Kinnon

Asia Marine

Trevor Joyce

THA

Hanse 400

1.005

B 34

Little Eva

Eva Yachting

Jan Kisteit

THA

Bravaria 34 Cruiser

0.935

33

Montclair (Fei Mao)

Asia-Marine

Daniel Schwalb

THA

Bavaria

0.954

40

Sandy Ann

Asia Happy Sailling

Andrey Duvanov

THA

Jeanneau S/O 40

0.980

B38

Shiraz

Thaisail Co,. Ltd. Phuket

John Rutherford

THA

Bararia 38

0.962

11

Sudsakorn Too

Asia Marine

Hiroshi Aida

THA

Hanse 315

0.949

S10

Sunsail Bintang

Sunsail

Keith Blankly

THA

Sunsail Odyssey 40

0.981

S12

Sunsail Intan

Sunsail

Theo Bakker

THA

Sunsail Gibsae 43

0.950

S15

Sunsail Morakot

Chin Yew

Peter Leniy

THA

Sunsail 43

1.001

YP9

Suphanwadee

Yachtpro(Thailand)

Scott Jacobsen

THA

CO323

0.942

GBR6010T

TAG

Sail in Asia Co,. Ltd

Toru Inoue

THA

Feeling 10.90

0.955

5643

Venture

Mike Crisp

Tony Pheiffor

THA

Hanse 400e

1.045

D1

Wagenborg I

Dream Yacht Charter

Barend Volgers

FRA

Harmony 52

1.108

D2

Wagenborg II

Dream Yacht Charter

Arnold Boere

FRA

Harmony 47

1.022


Firefly 850
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

540

700 Yachtclub Pagatoon

Pierre Forsans

Chris Jongerius

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

959

Blue No Ze

Ronald The

Damian Kimball

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

FF222

Moto Inzi

Roger Kingdon

Roger Kingdon

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

888

Sea Property

Peter Dyer

Peter Dyer

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

FF559

Seahorse Interiors-Mamba

Henry Kaye

Henry Kaye

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

690

The Frog

Phillip Wardnor

John Newnham

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

888

Twin Sharks

Brent Gribble

Brent Gribble

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000

FF 777

Voodo Child

Hans Rahmann

Hans Rahmann

THA

Firefly 850 Sport

1.000


Multihull 1
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

THA-94

Cedar Swan

Radab Kanjanavanit

Radab Kanjanavanit

THA

F-9A

0.792

459

Charro

Latitude 8 Yacths

Mark Horwood

THA

Multihulls

0.783

223

Dingo

Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson

THA

Corsair

0.831

204

Hotel Travel Shanghai Baby

Neil Ayre

Neil Ayre

THA

Corsair C28R

0.800

GBR720M

Miss Saigon

David Liddell

David Liddell

GBR

Corsair

0.810

THA 290

Pimalai Charm

Anurat Tiyaphor

Bob Garner

THA

Corsair C31

0.888

O11

The Sting

Dave Wales

Dave Wales

Thai

Corsair 750 Sprint

0.818

396

Typhoon

Matt McGrath

Matt McGrath

THA

Stiletto 27 Catamara

0.809

M 296

X Catriot

Bob Brindley

Bob Brindley

AUS

Whiteheavan 11.8

0.775

Zhuka

Bob Sleason

Bob Sleason

THA

Corsair

0.920


Ocean Rover
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

20

Chameleon

Faraway Yachting

Shane Smith

THA

Faraway48

B18

Hinewai

Ocean Odyssey Pty Lt

Peter Knight

AUS

Mauritius

K26587

Magic Lady

Keitaro Kurihara

Keitaro Kurihara

GUM

Logan Custon

F8

Patrick

Philippe Dallee

Philippe Dallee

FRA

Beneteau Oceanis 43

GBR 9846T

Rusalka

Kevan and Sheila Perrins

Kevan Perrins

GBR

Oyster 435

160

Smystery

Charles Hay

Charles Hay

GBR

Jenneau SO 45DS

0.991

Thalassa

Russian Sailng Club

Krasnoperov Oleg

RUS

Beneteau Oceanis 423

1.059

None

Unity

Christine Chin

John Holder

MAL

Hunter410(1999)

200

Zorba

Chapus Marc

Chapus Marc

GBR

Contraste 44


Classic
Sail No
Boat
Owner
Skipper
Country
Design
TCF

Non

Argo

James Stoll

Simon Koch

BVI

Schooner

C38

Dondang Sarang

Paul Brunning

Christopher Edwards

GBR

Wooden Sloop

None

Sirius

Simon Morris

Simon Morris

AUS

6639

Tradition

Roger Foley

Roger Foley

NZL

Herreshoff

WYT

Waconda

Ralph Goetz

Simon Jupe

THA




by Rob Kothe




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