Multihull Solutions Regatta celebrates 12th year on the water
Celebrating twelve years on the water, and hopefully, many more to come, the Multihull Solutions Regatta, organized by the Phuket Yacht Club, sails from the 12th to the 15th of July in Chalong Bay on Phuket’s protected east coast. This regatta has become many a sailor’s “green season” favourite due to the more consistent southwesterly monsoon winds and cooler temperatures.
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.
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.
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 Phuket Yacht Club organizing committee.
PYC Commodore Scott Duncanson and his team have more than a few regattas under their belts and are happy to ride the surge in multihull popularity worldwide, which has helped the MSR become Asia’s largest multihull-only regatta (Photography by Scott Murray/SEA Yachting) .
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.
Please take a look at the entries page HERE and all the results will be HERE.