Strong winds gusting to 22knots delivered an exciting finale to the Phantom 295 Windsurfing event at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Three races (7, 8 and 9) were held back-to-back on Kata Beach.
Head over to Starboard and find out all the winners of the Kings Cup.
King’s Cup Day 4 started with great planing conditions thanks to strong but gusty winds up to 25 knots. At times, the wind was even a bit too strong for some. With 4 races completed that day and 6 in total, it was the most successful day yet and the Phantom 295 riders got to experience the equipment in all conditions.
Head over to Starboards website for a full report on day 4 with pictures.
With demanding and shifty conditions from 6 knots gusting to 12, the organizers managed to run two races before the wind died out in the afternoon. Hong Kong sailor Michael Cheng Chun Leung (HKG) is currently leading with an impressive 1-3 combo, but he had to make a run for his money to stay ahead of Chang Hei Man (HKG) 4-1 and Marina Alabbau Niera (ESP) 2-4, separating the top three by only 3 points. Read the full report of Day 3.
Day 2 at the Kings Cup in Phuket started out with very heavy rain and a possible start looked doubtful as there was little to no wind. Luckily some swell rolled in as the competitors had fun taking part in some SUP sessions and a bit of Beach Volleyball.
The third Phantom 295 event this year is well under way. More than 19 countries, 40 charter sets, sun, beaches, wind and some of the best youth racers
worldwide are in Phuket, Thailand for the Kings Cup. Check out the video from Day 1 which had practice races and registration!
Starboard have announced that the first two official Phantom 295 raceboard events (with charter board hire) are to be run in Yyteri, Finland (June 11th to June 16th 2012) in parallel to theISAF Raceboard Worlds event and at Medemblik, Holland (August 11th to August 19th 2012) alongside the ISAF Raceboard Youth and Masters Worlds.
Starboard Racing R and D Manager and co-developer, Remi Vila, who was instrumental in developing the Phantom, will be attending both events and there is also a third regatta planned for later in the year in Thailand. The Phantom Package was also designed in conjunction with Ben Severne and original creator of the concept Svein Rasmussen.