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King’s Cup holds course as marquee sailing event

King's Cup in Phuket

King's Cup in Phuket. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.


PHUKET: The prestigious Phuket King’s Cup was first held in 1987 to mark the auspicious 60th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch.

His Majesty the King was a passionate sailor and created yachting history in 1967 when he and his daughter Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya won a gold medal in the OK dinghy class at the 4th Southeast Asian Peninsula Games. Each year, a personal representative of His Majesty presents the trophies to all the winners of the annual King’s Cup here in Phuket.

Full article: Phuket Gazette