Since its inception in 1987, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta has grown to become Asia's premier yacht racing event. Traditionally held in early December, the Regatta was conceived to honour His Majesty the King of Thailand's 60th birthday.
Twenty-two years on and the event has grown from strength to strength, both in size and reputation. The King's Cup now boasts an enormous contingent of keel boats, multihulls and traditional craft.
King's Cup races are always hard fought affairs, although the atmosphere off the course is usually very relaxed and there is great camaraderie amongst participants. After each race, participants enjoy post race parties hosted by race sponsors. With drinks at crew-friendly prices and ample space to gather, the atmosphere of these post race gatherings is difficult to resist.