Recognised throughout the eastern hemisphere as the premier sailing event of its kind, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be held from Dec. 1 to 8. This year’s competition will feature the largest and most competitive fleet of any regional regatta, with top sailors from around the region and beyond converging on Phuket to compete for the prestigious Royal Trophy. Over 35 countries will be represented with 1,000 sailors competing. Along with the racing will be six beachside parties including host venue Kata Beach Resort & Spa, with close to 2,000 guests attending nightly.