Thailand’s leading property developer has agreed to underwrite the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta until 2012
Founded in 1987, as a 60th birthday tribute to HM King Bhumibhol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, the King’s Cup, about to celebrate the 22nd sailing, has become the focal point in Thailand’s – especially, Phuket’s – burgeoning yachting, cruising and marine-leisure sector development industries.
The King’s Cup is traditionally sailed during the birthday week of King Bhumibhol, the Regatta Royal Patron who, as the world’s longest-reigning Monarch, will celebrate his 81st birthday on the fifth of December, 2008.
Raimon Land PLC, a consistent and generous supporter of many sporting, social and cultural events in the Kingdom, sees yachting as a prime vehicle for its aim of ‘developing a better environment’. Or, as Raimon Land CEO, Nigel Cornick expresses it: ‘The contribution to the Thai marine leisure industry is highly compatible with Raimon Land’s own life-style approach to development’.
As in every international Yacht racing event, the world authority, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has designated top-class judges for the 2008 Phuket King’s Cup, headed by world-renowned Olympic judge and arbiter of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, Bryan Willis, from the UK.
Bryan will be joined by other top professionals, Australian Mark Pryke,Thailand’s Radm Prasart Sribhadung and Rut Subniran, Malaysian Leonard Chin, Hong Kong’s Tom Sheppard, Wayne Boberg of New Zealand and Thai-based US lawyer, Al Chandler.
Raimon Land will host a press conference at their splendid Chao Phraya property, the River, on Thursday, 16 October, where full details, programme and a tentative list of entries will be available.