Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

The inaugural Phuket King’s Cup Regatta was founded in 1987.  The regatta began with a mixture of keelboats, catamarans, Lasers and even windsurfers. Over the years it has grown to become Asia’s most popular regatta. The regatta is organized under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand. The Regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising 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 One Design Platu Class at Kings Cup Regatta

Sail in Asia has taken part in this race since 1997 and has been successful in IRC 1-4 over this period with such superb boats as Switchblade, Tag, Pinocchio and of course Piccolo.  We have recently introduced the only monohull One Design Class with the Platus (2016) and with a seven boat fleet which included the Royal Thai Navy.  In 2017 we started the Asian Airlines regatta with the same fleet and in 2018 we again, offer these boats to the racing sailors, from Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, FedEx, Emirates and South East Asia Airline. Its a useful extra event to prepare for Phuket Kings Cup.

Platus are available for only 70,000THB for Kings Cup Regatta 2018

Thats correct only 70,000THB and with new sails and even new engines.  Call us soon if you want to be involved in the joys of one design yacht racing.  This is the online design monohull class at Phuket Kings Cup Regatta and boats are available at a bargain charter rate for the entire week.


Choose your Platu for Kings Cup 2018

King’s Cup Charter

Our Charter Fleet offering 2018, includes several other great yachts that can take crews of 7- 9 people. The Farr 1104’s are incredibly fast and always in the the running for prizes as they sail well in all wind conditions. Piccolo and Pinocchio are in great condition with modern electronics new engines and a choice of laminate or Dacron sails.


Farr 1104s available for KC 2018

More recently the Phuket King’s cup Regatta has become a big boat event, attracting keelboats and ocean-going catamaran teams from around the world. As a principal fixture on the Asian Yachting Circuit, the regatta annually features upwards of 100 boats (record of 103 in 2007) and 2,000 sailors, ranging from the Formula One of the sea lanes, the Racing Class, to live-aboard ocean cruisers, multihulls and classics.

Choose your Platu for Kings Cup 2018

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta boasts International-standard race management that has been combined with lively beach parties on most nights during the regatta. The regatta is incredibly popular and the racing is keen and enjoyable.  The race courses are contingent on the class you are entered in.  Races are usually windward leeward for the racing yachts with a few round the islands races for good measure.  The cruising, multihull and premier classes are usually on trapezoidal courses or island courses. Talk to us if you want to know what boats you think would suit your group if you haven’t been here before.