PHUKET, 6 September 2021: The return of the award-winning Phuket Raceweek, last week after a one-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, showcased Phuket’s ability to host safe events.
The three-day sailing event was hosted at the popular Chalong Bay from 27 to 29 August, with 10 racing yachts featuring in the three-class races.
“We moved from our traditional July slot to August to accommodate local needs, and while we had to ensure all was in line with local authority rules and Covid measures, the event went off without a hitch,” said event organiser Media Business Services Co. Ltd’s managing director Byron Jones.
Phuket Cruising Yacht Club provided the headquarters for the18th Raceweek with many local businesses also supporting Phuket Raceweek to illustrate the island was ready to welcome visitors again.
Despite the challenges of putting on an event during a pandemic, the 2021 Phuket Raceweek will be remembered for three days of sailing in near perfect conditions, great camaraderie amongst the participants and a wonderful showcase of Phuket’s hospitality and preparedness.