This past Sunday marked the end of the 30th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, and the first event since the passing of Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. As such, the Regatta observed a more hushed and reserved tone compared to previous years.
With that said, three of the five racing days offered excellent sailing conditions and made for some thrilling back-and-forth battles between the world-class field. This year also enjoyed the largest fleet of dinghies in the history of the Regatta – the same category of vessel Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great used to make an everlasting mark on Thailand’s sporting culture.
All said and done, it was a week of racing and events worthy of the Regatta’s 30th anniversary. Take a look back at the best moments from this year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta below.