god gives up the ghost...
It's an unfortunate way to end a regatta of this magnitude but mother nature always plays a big part at any sailing event and has the last say. This let down will not detract from the importance of this regatta. Young Thai kids including 15 year old Watcharich 'King' Aebi has gained a lot of worldly experience and character building sailing knowledge going into the future. Its also an excellent opportunity for serious racing teams to test their boat and crew early in the season, to see if their on the right track before tackling other AYGP point scoring events. For those that were superstitious about this years 13th event, mark down in your diary next year, the 14th running will be from July 19th - 23rd.
The final prize-giving and Gala Dinner at Cape Panwa Hotel, was presided over by Mr. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The Phuket Raceweek Recognition Award for Services to Sailing went to PRO Simon James for the patience shown during the week and many years helping to develop the marine industry in Asia.
Aussie Mick Tilden's Pixalux Sudu Blue scored four wins in a row and the only class to keep a clean sheet, takes the lead in the 2016-17 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP). It would be good to have more multihull's competing at other events and give them selves a chance to win the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards.
Yesterdays results will stand as final overall results
First three skipper and boat in class.
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