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Not the 34th Phuket King's Cup Regatta

by Guy Nowell 23 Nov 2020 15:31 GMT 06 December 2021
THA 72. Phuket King's Cup 2019. © Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup

We have received the following communication fro the Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organising Committee:

"The Organising Committee of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has come to the unfortunate conclusion that based on the current uncertainty regarding international travel, quarantine requirements, host hotel temporary closure and increased infections of Covid-19 worldwide, that the 34th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be postponed until 2021.

This decision was based on the view that the health and safety of our sailors is a top priority. Additionally, the PKCR has traditionally been an international event which at present is not possible. In today’s environment, with quarantine restrictions and too many other uncertainties, hosting the event is not possible.

We hope to host a scaled down 34th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta in the first quarter of 2021, and the 35th PKCR 04-12 December 2021.

We would like to thank our Royal Patron His Majesty the King of Thailand, previous participants, and sponsors for continuing to support the PKCR. We appreciate all the time and effort that has gone into preparing for participation in the event and racing in the Regatta.

The Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the PKCR Organising Committee remain committed to hosting a limited 34th Regatta soon, and the 35th in December 2021.

We looking forward to seeing you in Phuket in 2021."

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