Kata Group host sponsor of 2013 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Kata Group Resorts Thailand is to be the host sponsor of the 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, making this the 15th year that the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013 Nominee has supported the renowned Thai yachting spectacle.

Kata Beach Resort and Spa, one of six properties owned and managed by Kata Group, is the established home of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, serving as race control, media centre, party host and venue for the Regatta Award Ceremony. The group also houses staff of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee and its support teams, as well as providing high quality accommodation to sponsor representatives and VIP attendees.

Pamuke Achariyachai, President of Kata Group Resorts Thailand, said, “We are honoured to continue to support the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, one of Asia’s most revered and competitive sailing events. The King’s Cup is a great opportunity for us to achieve worldwide awareness of the Kata Group brand. Last year, we also received a prestigious trophy from the Personal Representative of His Majesty the King of Thailand in recognition of our long-standing support of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, and we are proud to continue our sponsorship of this magnificent race into 2013 and beyond.”

Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience within the reach of a broad demographic of customers who love to travel to this beautiful part of Thailand. The Group currently owns and operates six resorts in Thailand: Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket; Beyond Resort Karon, Phuket; Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket; Kandaburi Resort & Spa, Koh Samui; Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang Nga and Beyond Resort Krabi in Krabi.

Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee, said, “Over the years, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has been the arena for epic, close-quarter sailing action, whilst it also enjoys a reputation for its legendary series of beachside parties and closing celebrations. Kata Group has provided consistently excellent accommodation, food, entertainment, management facilities and event support to the King’s Cup for many years, and we are truly appreciative of their devoted and on-going host sponsorship.”

As a principal fixture on the Asian Yachting Circuit, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta under Royal Patronage annually features upwards of 100 boats, ranging from high tech to live-aboard ocean cruisers, multihulls and classics. International-standard race management is combined with lively beach parties to create this world-renowned yacht racing exhibition.


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.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be held from November 29 to 6 December, 2013. Sponsors of the 2013 Phuket King's Cup Regatta include Kata Group Resorts Thailand, PTT Global Chemical, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mont Clair, Singha Corporation, Sansiri PLC, Haadthip PLC, TAT, and Sunsail. Media Partners include Phuket Gazette, Phuket Magazine, Sail-World.com, SEA Yachting and YachtStyle Asia.

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