The final of the Phuket King’s Cup Dinghy Series, part of the renowned Phuket Kings’ Cup Regatta, took place on the 24-25 October 2015. (The other weekends involved in the Regatta Series took place in June and August 2015.) The first day of the dinghy racing saw some light winds with just enough breeze enabling the Racing Officers to get all three races in as planned. On the Sunday, there was an increase in wind giving the sailors more favourable and fun racing conditions to enjoy.
Phuket Youth Sailing Club were excited to enter many of their talented young sailors into the regatta and were delighted when the club’s sailors came first, second and third overall in the weekend event in the Optimists class and winning the PKCR Dinghy Series with some 45 entries in all. Congratulations to current defending champion, Nattapong (Max) Yoang-ngam on winning the series once again. Congratulations also to Thanakon (Paton) Maefildea in 2nd place and Phawat (Tong) Phongwilai in 3rd place overall.
Their new wave of trainee sailors also had a highly successful first series with their sailors taking first, second & third place in the beginners category.
In the Laser Fleet, 13 year old Kartoon (Toon) Jundet had an outstanding weekend with a win in all six of his races but it wasn’t enough to stop defending champion, Teerapong (New) Tohkratoak (aged 18), one of his fellow club sailors, ultimately winning the series.
The winners of the series are due to be awarded their trophies by the King’s representative at The Royal Awards Ceremony on the 12th December 2015.
Phuket Youth Sailing Club sailors are now very much looking forward to competing in the Phuket Kings’ Cup Regatta International Dinghy Class in both Optimists and Toppers from the 5-12 December 2015.