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2012 King's Cup Regatta, Phuket Thailand
Posted On:  03/12/2012 09:35:32

Strong winds gusting to 22 knots 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. The finale shared the same day as His Majesty the King of Thailand's birthday.

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Tuesday morning's event 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 ...

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On Day Three, 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 Alabau Niera (ESP) 2-4, separating the top three by only 3 points.

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Sunday morning in Phuket started out with very heavy rain and a possible start looked doubtful as there was little to no wind. Luckily, there was a large swell which gave some hope for the days events . . .

Saturday delivered a nice constant breeze of about 15 knots which gave the Phantom 295 riders a chance to get out on the water all day with the occasional chance of planing.

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