After the successes at Yyteri, Finland and Medemblik Holland, Starboard announces their third Phantom 295 event this year. From the 1st until the 5th of December,The Kings Cup will take over Phuket. Download your notice of Race by clicking here.
During the annual King’s Cup in Phuket, Thailand, forty complete charter kits will be readily available to youngsters who want to compete. Several windsurfing federations will send their best-ranked youth sailor to compete, and Daniel Blinnika, current vice-world champion in Raceboard youth will be the man to beat, as well as Olympic gold medalist Marina Alabau.
Starboard, in association with the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Province of Phuket, organizes the one-design class Phantom 295 races during this beautiful event in its 25th inauguration. 8 days of keelboat, multihull, and of course, Phantom 295 racing. Thailand’s dry season promises North – West winds and exciting racing conditions with no need for wetsuits; a lycra against the sun will suffice, in combination with sunscreen of course.
For young competitive windsurfers who want to get away from the cold winter and race some of the best Phantom 295 sailors in the world, this is your chance. Starboard will fly in the winners from previous editions, and by making 40 complete sets available for anyone who wants to compete, world class racing is guaranteed.
The organization has arranged a package deal with the Kata Beach Resort & Spa, for approx. EUR 100 a night, and a range of alternative accommodations in different price classes are listed on the Kings Cup website.
We advise competitors to fly to Bangkok, and book a budget airliner like Air Asia to get from Bangkok to Phuket, which is a very short flight. Phuket is not only a world-class watersports destination, but also one of the bigger Thai cities with a bristling nightlife, making this Phantom 295 event a trip of a lifetime. With competitors traveling to Phuket from all over the world, entries are limited and we advise you to book your place in advance.
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