Phoenix, Fugazi, Twin Sharks & Dragon take top honors

Sailor's Regatta 2020

Twelve knots of wind greeted PRO Matt McGrath on the final day of the Sailor’s Regatta 2020, and he ran two races for each class in Ao Chalong using the same sequence he had all regatta: monohulls (IRC) followed by OMR Multis then the Fireflies & Platus.

Niels Degenkolw’s Phoenix won top honors in the Monohulls-IRC class followed by Andrew McDermott Jessandra who edged Vitaly Plaksin’s Uminoko by one point for second spot in the final standings. Paul Baker’s Farrgo Express was fourth with Gary Smith’s Endeavour of Whitby fifth and Martyn Henman Second Nature, who sailed up from Langkawi for the event, finished out the class.

Dan Fidock’s Fugazi team had a great regatta and won the OMR Multihull division edging out Dirk Weiblen’s No Fear for top spot by two points. Dirk was sailing with the Jakobsens, down from Pattaya for the event, and must now try and get home to Shanghai. Marc Chapus’ Moto Inzi was third in the class, which was rounded out by Bill Kane’s The Sting.

The surprise of the Firefly class was Peter Taylor’s Ballerina who ended up finishing second overall with a six-man crew. Usually, this class is a two-horse battle between John Newnham’s Twin Sharks and Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo with Twin Sharks usually prevailing. But Taylor as he deftly displayed agility steering out of the packed Ao Chalong anchorage in the morning – engine up – made a number of shrewd tactical moves throughout the regatta to finish six points behind Twin Sharks’ all-star crew. Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol followed in third with Voodoo, less Hans Rahmann, in fourth and Mick Coleman’s Mamba in last spot, honoring Henry Kaye by flying his spinnaker.

PYC stalwarts Alan and June Cawardine sailed on different boast for the first time in a while as Alan was crew on Ballerina and June crewed on Mamba.
Nathan Masopust and his crew on Dragon won the Platu class after recently winning the Transworlds in Pattaya followed by Beaver, Tiger, The Fox, Wolf and Cheetah in that order as very little separated the boats in this One Design class all regatta.

Following the lead of Mick Coleman the PYC sold raffle tickets and raised Bt100,000 to help alleviate Mark Horwood’s hospital bills. Horwood, who was the PYC Commodore from 1998 – 2002 is recovering from mouth cancer and in the ICU of Phuket’s Vachira Hospital.

Brent McInnes of the Phuket Cruising Yacht Club provided the photography boat for the regatta and Brendan Kealy kindly supported the start boat with Kathy De Cruz handling the start flags.

And a big shout to John Newnham and all he’s done for the club as his latest donations allowed for the purchase of new racing buoys and lifejackets for the junior sailing program.

The full results are here

Nothing but blue skies

Sailor's Regatta 2020

Good sailing weather greeted all competitors as they bolted from the start line just past midday on day two of the third annual Sailor’s Regatta. PRO Matt McGrath had the Monohulls (IRC) & OMR Multis do one race — a round-the-island course — while he set three races each for the Fireflies & Platus in Ao Chalong Bay.

blue skies

Vitaly Plaksin’s Uminoko took honours on the day in the racing monohulls with Niels Degenkolw’s Phoenix coming second followed seven seconds later on elapsed time by Andrew McDermott Jessandra who shadowed Phoenix on the last leg on the course. Paul Baker’s Farrgo Express was fourth while Gary Smith’s Endeavour of Whitby and Martyn Henman Second Nature both didn’t finish as the wind didn’t hold for them as they tried to turn Koh Larn. Going into the final day tomorrow Phoenix leads the class with four points trailed by Jessandra at seven and Uminoko with ten.

Dan Fidock’s Fugazi had line honours in the round-the-island-race (01:42:00) finishing almost an hour ahead of Moto Inzi who earned second spot on corrected time in the OMR Multihull Class. Dirk Weiblen’s No Fear was third followed by Bill Kane’s The Sting in the four-boat class. Heading into the final day’s racing, Fugazi has a good lead with three points while No Fear and Moto Inzi trail with seven and eight points respectively.

John Newnham’s Twin Sharks led the Firefly class on day two with a first-place finishes and two seconds. It’s as it John’s crew has a direct line to Poseidon when it comes to navigating the waters around the Phuket Yacht Club. Peter Taylor’s Ballerina has been the surprise of the class so far and moved into second overall while Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol and Voodoo (missing Hans Rahmann, who is back in Hamburg as his mother passed recently) follow in third and fourth with Mick Coleman’s Mamba bringing up the rear.

Dragon continued to lead the Platu class followed by Beaver, Tiger, The Fox, Wolf and Cheetah in that order but there was very little space in the One Design class with much jockeying for position and all still in play on the final day.

Organizers took precautions before the regatta making sure all participants signed a “Coronvirus COVID-19 Self-Declaration form”, which included a clause which said they must withdraw from the regatta and self-quarantine if they came down with any symptoms related to the virus.
Everyone involved in the regatta has had their spirits buoyed by the competition. With so much fear and paranoia being spread around it is refreshing to know that while precautions do need to be taken events like these can still be held.

Racing continues on Sunday. Full Race day 2 Results are here.

Twenty-one boats and 104 sailors take to the water

The third annual Sailor’s Regatta organized by the Phuket Yacht Club took sail on Friday March 12th with competitors coming from around the region to race in four different classes (Racing Monos & Multis, Fireflies, & Platus).

This was the third Sailor’s Regatta to be held and while many other regional regatta have seen their numbers dwindle this “no frills” regatta has seen its numbers grow from five to nine to twenty-one boats this year.

The regatta numbers were a bit of good news for a Club that has had its share of sadness lately. Phuket sailing legend Henry Kaye passed away last weekend. The Club also lost Tomas Andersson, known as “Swedish Tom” recently, and PYC stalwart Mark Horwood is still in ICU at Phuket’s Vachira Hospital, convalescing from cancer surgery. Top all this off with the fear and paranoia caused by the coronavirus and the Sailor’s Regatta with a few days of fun on the water was a much-needed respite and boost of confidence for club members.

PRO Matt McGrath sailed two windward-leewards today and could have gotten in a third race but many of the sailors wanted to pay their respects to Heny Kaye and needed to make their way to the top of the island to attend a service for Henry to do so.

Niels Degenkolw weaved his usual magic today taking Phoenix to top spot in the Racing Monohull division with two first-place finishes followed by Andrew McDermott Jessandra with had two-second place showings. Gary Smith’s Endeavour of Whitby, Paul Baker’s Farrgo Express, Uminoko helmed by Vitaly Plaksin and Second Nature skipped by Martyn Henman followed in that order.

John Newnham’s Twin Sharks led the Firefly class after day one based on its first- and second-place finishes. Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol, with a good day on the water, was in second with four points on a third and first-place finish. Peter Taylor’s Ballerina was third in the pack of five, which was rounded out by Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo in fourth and Mick Coleman’s Mamba in the fifth spot as it finished last in both races.

It was strange to see Moto Inzi not sail with the Fireflies for the first time, but owner Marc Chapus modified the boat with a Bimini, forcing it into the four-boat OMR Multihull Class, where it finished third today followed by The Sting helmed by Bill Kane. This class saw all entries repeat their placings in both races, so Dan Fidock’s Fugazi came first twice, Dirk Weiblen’s No Fear twice, and so on.

It was great to see cooperation from Mike Downard’s Sail in Asia as six of his Platus made their way over from Ao Yon to sail in their own One Design class. And in that class, Dragon was the top boat today winning both races followed by Beaver and Tiger, who flip-flopped second-and third-place spots, ending up with five points each. After that, The Fox, Wolf, and Cheetah repeated their placings in both races at fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectively.

Congratulations to Commodore Scott Duncanson and the PYC for going ahead with this regatta as sporting events, leagues and tournaments have been canceled across the globe including Ocean Marina’s Top of the Gulf Regatta, which was to be held in early May.

Racing continues on Saturday. Full Race day 1 Results are here.

Phoenix & Twin Sharks capture top spots in Jai Dee Regatta


PRO Matt McGrath, overseeing his second PYC regatta, contemplated sending the participants on a round-the-island course on the final day of the inaugural Jai Dee Regatta but weather forecasts had the wind dying down as the afternoon dragged on. Fearing the sailors would be stuck under the hot sun for hours, he elected to go with three windward-leeward courses instead.

And when it was all sailed and done, Niels Degenklow, the wise and wily Dane, captured top honours in the regatta’s monohull division.

But only just, as his boat, Phoenix, hung on to edge Vitaly Plaskin’s Uminoko by one point after seven races. Mini Me had a great final day with two victories enabling the spice-orange Shaw 650, helmed by Paul Burke, to clinch third overall. Jessandra II, Over Here and Magic followed in that order.

Twin Sharks won all three races on the final day thereby distancing itself from arch-rival Voodoo. This enabled John Newhnam’s crew to edge Hans Rahmann’s by three points to capture the regatta’s eight-race multihull division. Commentating on Twin Sharks performance, veteran sailing commentator Paul “Flatty” Baker said, “Ten metres after they rounded the top mark their jib was down and their kite was up – that’s how you win races.”

Tom taking a rest on “Twin Sharks”

Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol claimed three third-place spots on the final day to clinch third overall in the four-boat class with Marc Chapus’ Moto Inzi settling for last spot.

And speaking of Surf Patrol, it was skipper Ray Waldron’s idea to stage this regatta as this time of year as a feeder regatta to the world-renowned Phuket King’s Cup, which sails in two weeks. And it really worked out well, with almost all participants praising the event and vowing to return next year.

Commodore Scott Duncanson said that as a result of the shifting wind conditions he had never seen so many different boats reach the top mark first. Yet the challenging racing and challenging conditions were met head-on by all competitors.

A big shout-out to the PYC’s restaurant and kitchen staff, particularly Khun Jeab and Khun Om, who did a great job of keeping the participants fed and refreshed during the regatta.

And although the regatta was designed for Phuket-based sailors, participants came from far and wide for the event including John Newhnam from the UK, Alfie Rowson from Indonesia, two of Ray Waldron’s crew from Downunder and Morten Jakobsen from Pattaya.

And a big thank to Tim Milner for supplying his catamaran Charro as the committee boat for the regatta.

Twin Sharks and Voodoo continue Battle Royale

Twin Sharks and Voodoo.

The Hatfields and McCoys would be envious of the rivalry between John Newnam’s Twin Sharks and Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo, except the competitive drive ends on the water and is replaced with the camaraderie and the sharing of suds shore side.

After two days of racing Twin Sharks sits ahead of its arch-rival by one point as it flipped first-place finishes with Voodoo from yesterday and Voodoo slipped to second overall by finishing third in race two today.

Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol sits in third spot with 19 points while Marc Chapus’ Moto Inzi sits behind him by three points.

Monohull racing saw the Russians on Vitaly Plaskin’s Uminoko grab two first-place finishes and first overall going into the final day. Niels Deganklow’s Phoenix sits a point back in second after five races, followed by Jessandra II, Over Here and Mini Me.

Mike Downard’s Sail in Asia crew, sailing David Bell’s old Jeanneau Magic, decided to go home halfway through the third race cementing their hold on the final spot in the monohull division.

Describing the day’s racing,Twin Sharks crewmate Alfie Rowson said, “There was lots of snakes and ladders with the wind shifts and pressure changes. As a result, both classes saw tight racing with positioning and tactics playing a huge role in the final results.”

Comic moment of the day went to Ray Waldron’s crew as with the wind waxing and waning, Surf Patrol’s rudder snagged the starting buoy as it crossed the start line for the first race. After a sufficient amount of cussing and cursing, they did return it to its proper place.

PYC Commodore Scott Duncanson was particularly pleased with the constantly changing positions during the days racing as shifting wind conditions enabled different boats to seize the lead at different times throughout the day. Scott was crewing on MiniMe a Shaw 650, recently purchased and refitted by Paul Burke. Its copper-brown coloring teamed with the crew’s red shirts really stood out in the glare of the midday sun. Scott described the day’s racing as “brochure-like and he was bang on. Two good days of sailing have greeted the inaugural Jai Dee Regatta and the final day on Sunday promises plenty of action with both division titles still up for grabs.

Great sailing conditions greet Jai Dee Regatta

Great sailing

The first annual Jai Dee Regatta sailed off the waters off Ao Chalong on Friday, November 15th. Organized by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC), “Jai Dee” means good-hearted in Thai and is an apt name for this regatta, which is run by volunteers. It’s also the first regatta for big boats in Thailand that has ever had a Thai name.

Ten boats participated; six in the Monohull class, four in the Multihull (Firefly) class. PRO Matt McGrath did a super job on the day getting in three races for the Fireflys and two races for the Mulithulls before the wind died down. Matt was ably assisted on the committee boat by Tim Willis, Mark Horwood, and Kathy de Cruz. Chandran Nadarajan, as always, did a terrific job laying the marks and Mick Kealy gracefully donated and drove the photographer’s rib.

After day one, Voodoo held down top spot in the Multihull division with four points while Twin Sharks was in second spot with 5 points followed by Moto Inzi with two points in third spot and Surf Patrol in fourth with 11 points.

The Multihull division looks like it will play out in two tiers with John Newhnam’s Twin Sharks and Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo carrying on their historic and heated rivalry in the top tier – the two boats seem tied at the hip at times and always seem to be only a few boat lengths apart at every finish line or mark rounding.

Moto Inzi and Surf Patrol will fight it out for third spot with Marc Chapus’ crew still getting used to their fairly recent acquisition and Ray Waldron’s crew still feeling out the teething pains of the latest version of Surf Patrol.

In the Monohull division, Niels Degenklow’s Phoenix four-point total had it in first place at the end of the day; followed by three boats with six points each (Jessandra 2, the Russian boat Uminoko, and Morten Jacobsen’s Over Here). MiniMe, a refurbished Shaw 650, was next with eight points and Mike Downard’s Magic last with 12 points.

It was great to see Niels Degenklow’s Phoenix back competing in a smaller regatta. A long-time participant in the big regattas and winner of many Bay Regattas, he and other local sailors are starting to rethink their participation in the no-frills regattas. The idea for this regatta and the PYC’s Sailor’s Regatta in March is that they are designed for local sailors and focus on racing. There is a final night party, but that’s it, no frills or daily parties (flat rate of Bt4,00 per boat) though all participants are more than welcome to sample the sumptuous morsels on offer at the PYC.

Also nice to see Mike Downard bring a crew of his young sailors over from his Sail in Asia school in Ao Yon. Though they definitely had problems handling their sails at times, their “never say die” and stick-em attitude won over their fellow sailors.

PYC Commodore Scott Duncanson said the regatta was staged at this time because there is a large gap between Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek and the King’s Cup. The sailing weather is also good and the event is a good lead-up to the King’s Cup and high season.

Making the racing interesting today was the wind shifts; the southwesterly monsoon hasn’t left and the northeasterly hasn’t totally arrived so the tacticians’ navigational skills were tested as the winds swirled from one side of the course to the other. Racing continues tomorrow at 11am.

Phantom V captures Multihull Solutions Regatta title

Phantom V

The Stealth catamaran Phantom V won the Racing Multihull Division of the 2019 Multihull Solutions Regatta. The crew reveled in victory as boat builders Alan Carwardine and Roger Diggleman were on board, as was owner Andrew Hurford. The boat’s four first-place finishes, never finishing lower than third, helped it clinch the title hi-lighting three days of great racing.

Bonza (old Fugazi) won line honors in almost every race.

Warwick Downes’ Bonza (the old Fugazi) flew around the course all regatta earning line honors on most races but had to settle for second overall though it did win two races.

The new Fugazi found its way on the last day, flying through the course,

On the final day, Dan Fidock’s new Fugazi (a Bakewell White 10.5) shed its teething problems as it romped through the water like a bat out of hell. It earned line honors (and second overall) in race one crossing the finish line in 1:35:29, sailing around Koh Bon and Koh Loh before turning for home at the Phuket deep port safe watermark. It also won race two on the day for the Racing Multis, a three-lap windward-leeward giving the boat its first victory of the regatta.

Liz Schoch, as always, displayed the skill set that has made her one of Phuket’s best sailors.

Glyn Rowlands’ Twister 2 featured three generations on board – with Glyn and Karen having their daughters and grandchildren along for the ride. The catamaran finished fourth and if not for an FPSA on race three might have even placed higher. Dirk Weiblen’s No Fear came last in the five-boat division but a combination of DNSs and DNFs saw it only start three of the seven races held in the Racing Multis.

Fireflies launch a Battle Royale

The Firefly division was a Battle Royale from the get-go between arch-rivals Twin Sharks and Voodoo as only a point separated them going into the final day of racing. Fittingly, it was all decided on the last race when Twin Sharks managed to push Voodoo into fourth place with a port vs starboard incident on the downward leg of the last lap enabling Twin Sharks to move into second place in the race and grab the title.

Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo staged a Battle Royale with Twin Sharks throughout the regatta,

George Eddings’ Blue Noze was in the midst of it all throughout the regatta winning one race and taking third overall. Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol finished the regatta with a strong performance winning the last race but placed fourth overall. Marc Chapus and his crew on Moto Inzi never really did get over their teething problems finishing last in the majority of the races.

Cruising Multihull

Zam Bevan’s ShoVel won all its races in the Cruising Multihull division but its sole competitor Bill Kane’s The Sting was granted “the perseverance trophy” for its “never say die” attitude during the event.

Bill Kane’s The Sting’s competitive spirit earned them the perseverance trophy.

Day three racing was sponsored by East Marine Asia. Great job by the PYC and Commodore Scott Duncanson for putting on a tremendous regatta. A tireless effort by Tom Cracknell and other volunteer committee members helped the regatta run smoothly. Khun Jeab and her crew in the kitchen made sure all the sailors’ thirsts were quenched and that their bellies were full. The Thailand Yacht Show graciously provided the food for the final party.

Skipper Ray Waldron rides high on Surf Patrol.

The 2020 Multihull Solutions Regatta is set for July 10-13, make your plans now to participate in one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting regattas. Contact title sponsor Andrew de Bruin at if interested in chartering a multihull (Photography by Scott Murray/SEA Yachting).

Strong winds & tight racing hi-lite MSR’s day two

Strong Winds

Whitecaps and winds gusting to the mid-teens greeted sailors as they lined up for day two of the 2019 Multihull Solutions Regatta.

The Racing Multis sailed two races today; the first a three-lap windward-leeward in Chalong Bay and the second a longer course out to the safe water mark just before Cape Panwa.

Hans Rahmann and his tight-knit crew always make things interesting.

Andrew Hurford’s Phantom V and Warwick Downes’ Bonza flipped positions on the day with Phantom V winning race one and Bonza coming second. Then race two was the reverse with Bonza stretching its legs and flying through the water and Phantom V placing second.

Glwyn Rowlands’ Twister 2 with two third-place finishes on the day consolidated its hold on third place in the division.

Dan Fidock and crew getting accustomed to their new boat.

Dan Fidock and his crew on Fugazi are still developing their new boat, and had some good thru-the-water speed, but had a bit of trouble with their halyard locks. They sit fourth in the division with fifteen points.

Dirk Weiblen’s No Fear, unfortunately, had trouble early in race one and had to withdraw from racing for the day.

Moto Inzi sailing under the watchful eye of the Big Buddha.

There were three races for the Fireflies on the day: the first, a three-lap windward-leeward course; the second a two-lap windward-leeward course and the third being a triangle course in Chalong Bay.

For the last five years, this division has seen a heated rivalry between John Newnham’s Twin Sharks and Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo. This on-water rivalry is matched by the camaraderie the boats share off the water. They have reigned dominant in this division for some time and today was no different.

Voodoo and Twin Sharks continue their epic battle in the Firefly division.

A rare poor drop by Twin Sharks on the leeward side of the first mark allowed Voodoo to push through and claim the first race. From there on in it seemed as if the boats were joined at the hip with only a couple boat lengths marking the distance between the two at each rounding.

George Eddings’ Blue Noze suffered some bad luck when they preferred spinnaker went down in the third race and they dropped from first place to last quickly.

No one knows how to ride a hull better than Warwick Downes and Bonza.

The Fireflies, which were designed by Phuketian Mark Pescott and built by Phuketian Mark Horwood have been a mainstay of the regatta since day one.

After two days of racing featuring six races with one drop, Voodoo sits atop the Firefly leaderboard with seven points with Twin Sharks only one point back with eight points. Blue Noze, Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol and Marc Chapus’ Moto Inzi follow in that order with 15, 17, and 22 points, respectively.

The Blue Nose crew always seem to have fun on the water.

Zam Bevan’s Sho,Vel has won all five races in the two-boat Cruising Multihull Class as today it beat Bill Kane’s The Sting in both the windward-leeward race it sailed as well as the race around Koh Lon.

Kudos go to Simon James and his crew for great course management on the water and a big thank you to Captain Brent McInnes of the PCYC for providing the photography boat. Day two racing was sponsored by Octopus Electrical Services.

Andrew Hurford’s PhantomV skirts the shoreline on race day two.

The principal sponsor for the sixth straight year was Andrew de Bruin and Multihull Solutions. Race day sponsors include Boat Lagoon, East Marine Asia and Octopus Electrical Services. Supporting sponsors were SEA Yachting, the Thailand Yacht Show, Asia Catamarans, Regattas Asia and Doyle Sails (Photography by Scott Murray/SEA Yachting).

Strong winds greet sailors on first day of MSR

Day one of the twelfth annual Multihull Solutions Regatta was delayed for an hour due to strong shifting winds gusting to 31 knots. PRO Simon James then got the fleet underway just before 1 pm with the Racing and Ocean Multis sharing the same start, followed by the Fireflies. Some shifty maneuvering by John Newnham’s Twin Sharks saw Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol go OSR in the Firefly division, but then it was off to the races around Koh Bon. Fluctuating weather and wind conditions caused some frustration and an eventually shortened course for the shortened multihulls.

Moto Inzi prepares to do battle against the regatta’s more experienced crews.

By the time the second race got underway later in the afternoon the wind had died down to seven knots and PRO James held two more windward-leeward races, the first being three laps. The second race, two laps, was shortened shortly before 5 pm when racing was scheduled to end for the day.

Battling Racing Multihull Class

There was a minor battle within a major battle in the Racing Multihull Class – the battle of the Fugazis; Dan Fidock’s new customized catamaran vs. the old Fugazi (a Moore 37), now Bonza. It was the first race for Bonza with its new crew and the first race for the new Fugazi (a Bakewell White 10.5).

Glyn Rowlands Twister 2 (a Stealth cat: always gets nice images in the setting sun.

Phantom V took the division on this day, with Warwick Downes’ Bonza coming second. Dirk Weiblen podiumed on No Fear finishing third on the day. This boat was previously known as Offline and This! Dan Fidock’s Fugazi was fourth and Twister 2 fifth.

Twin Sharks skipper/owner John Newnham surveys the course ahead.

Competitive Fireflies

The Firefly division was particularly competitive with multiple lead changes throughout the three races. Twin Sharks won the day, Blue Noze came second and Voodoo placed third overall, after being disqualified from the third race. Surf Patrol and Moto Inzi rounded out the class in that order.

Marc Chapus & his all-French Moto Inzi crew seemed to enjoy their time on the water.

in the Cruising Multihull Class, Zam Bevan’s Sho,Vel won the day with new sails and tactical skills capturing all three races. Its only other competitor in the division, Bill Kane’s The Sting, unexpectantly had to undergo minor repairs before race one, so had to sit that one out but joined in for the latter two races.

The Bonza crew had a lot of fun getting used to their new boat.

Two Protests

There were two protests on the day: the first, in race two, saw a port-starboard dispute between Twin Sharks & Moto Inzi resolved when Moto Inzi retired gracefully. In race three, Surf Patrol and Voodoo bumped near the shortened finish line. The protest committee decided in Surf Patrol’s favor handing Voodoo a DSQ.

The regatta’s on-water team deserves a lot of credit for pulling off three races in challenging weather and wind conditions that changed dramatically throughout the day.

Hans Rahmann takes a short break while steering Voodoo.
  • Thank you to sailing oracle Captain Marty Rijurkis for pointing out that this was indeed the 12th Multihull Solutions Regatta.

Thank you Sponsors

The principal sponsor for the sixth straight year is Andrew de Bruin and Multihull Solutions. Race day sponsors include Boat Lagoon, East Marine Asia and Octopus Electrical Services. Supporting sponsors are SEA Yachting, the Thailand Yacht Show, Asia Catamarans, Regatta’s Asia and Doyle Sails (Photography by Scott Murray/SEA Yachting).

Please take a look at the entries page HERE and all the results are HERE

Multihull Solutions Regatta celebrates 12th anniversary

Multihull Solutions Regatta celebrates a decade on the water

Celebrating twelve years on the water, the Multihull Solutions Regatta, organized by the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC), sails from the 12th to the 15th of July in Phuket’s Chalong Bay. This regatta has become many a sailor’s “green season” favorite due to the more consistent southwesterly monsoon winds and cooler temperatures.

Moto Inzi capsized last year; Marc Chapus’ new crew eager not to repeat the mistake this time around.

Twelve Yachts ready to Race

Twelve yachts are set to compete across three divisions: Racing & Cruising Multihulls and the Firefly 850 Sports One Design Class. With participants coming from Australia, Malaysia and even the United Kingdom cementing the regatta’s reputation as an international event.

Three generations of Glyn Rowland family will be sailing Twister 2.

The Fugazi Racing team will be cutting its teeth on a new 10M sports cat. Fugazi (Ex Ninja), designed by Brett Bakewellwhite as a training boat for the 2013 Korean Americas Cup team. The boat weighs in at around 750kg, despite having a mainsail larger than the original Fugazi trimaran. The boat was optimized at Asia Catamarans with the addition of adjustable carbon T foil rudders from Halls and Asiayachtspars. The team includes Joel Berg, Nick Guthry, Scott McCook, Ciaran Corrigan and Dan Fidock. The Fugazi crew along with Twin Sharks are returning to defend their Racing Multi & Firefly champion’s titles, respectively.

Short of tying them to the dock, there’s n slowing down John Newnham’s Twin Sharks.

Simon James and his team on the water.

Principal Race Officer Simon James, fresh from a very successful Koh Samui Regatta, returns to manage the racing while an exciting social program is being planned by the PYC organizing committee.

Blue Nose is always in the thick of the fight in the Firefly division.

PYC Commodore Scott Duncanson and his team are happy to ride the surge in multihull popularity worldwide, which has helped the MSR become Asia’s largest multihull-only regatta.

Thank you to our Sponsors.

The principal sponsor for the sixth straight year is Andrew de Bruin and Multihull Solutions. Race day sponsors include Boat Lagoon, East Marine Asia and Octopus Electrical Services. Supporting sponsors are SEA Yachting, the Thailand Yacht Show, Asia Catamarans, Regatta’s Asia and Doyle Sails (Photography by Scott Murray/SEA Yachting).

Please take a look at the entries page HERE and all the results will be HERE.