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4th Edition (2013) by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary From the Andaman Islands to Darwin
4th Edition (2013)
by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary
From the Andaman Islands to Darwin
Included in this edition: an ALL-NEW expanded Indonesia
chapter featuring stunning Raja Ampat – plus notes on Palau
and short introductions to The Philippines and Hong Kong
detailed charts including GPS positions
updated anchorage information
regional cruising guide
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Yachts & Yachting
Car sales: Sure Motors
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Phuket tide tables: September-October 2013
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Sunsail – yacht charters & sales
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Lemongrass House
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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products)
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Surfing Day •

6-8 September 2013 @ Kata Beach Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day 2013. RipCurl Girls Go Surfing Day sees exclusive activities for 200 girls to get surf training with world class surfers from Australia and Bali. There will also be extreme water sports such as jet ski, fly board and more. The event finishes with a party beside the beach.

There will be Thai stars, celebrities and street icons to see and meet. Visit the Facebook page to get free tickets and accommodation. www.facebook.com/RipCurlThailand

Raise funds •

13 September 2013 @ Boathouse on Kata Beach, Kata Red Hot Jazz. Hoo, catch the heat! It's an evening of 'Red Hot Jazz' to raise funds for the Phuket Has Been Good To Us foundation. In addition to jazz, there's dancing and art plus a four-course dinner of French cuisine and a free flow of selected beverages. The entry donation is 3,500 Baht. Contact: Boathouse on Kata Beach, Tel: +66 76 278146.

Artists on Show •

Till 13 October 2013 @ VR Gallery, Mom Tris Villa Royale, Kata Noi Phuket Artists on Show. Three local Phuket Thai artists and two

resident artists will be displaying some of their favourite works at VR Gallery. Pieces include combinations of oil on canvas, mixed media and wood with themes ranging from nature, nautical, nude and abstract. It's a fascinating and multifaceted display of art work.

Tel: +66 76 333568.

www.momtriphuket.com.

Cultural Festival •

Till 27 September 2013 @ Phuket City Por Tor Festival 2013. The 'Hungry Ghosts' festival is an important merit-making event for ethnic Chinese. Special food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors' altars to 'feed the ghosts' that are

said to have been released from hell for the month. Relatives pay their respects and appease them with gifts of food, with turtle cakes being the most popular offerings. The turtle symbolises longevity and by giving these cakes, the worshippers believe they will prolong their own lives. Contact: TAT Phuket Office, Tel: +66 76 211036, +66 76 21 2213 tatphuket@tat.or.th.

SuperKidz Triathlon •

Till 31 October 2013 @ Laguna Phuket Thanyapura SuperKidz Triathlon Series Pt 2. Come on Phuket youths (aged 6 to 18 / adult) and participate in exercise and fun! The second installment of the SuperKidz Triathlon Series is a running race, following a successful Aquathlon held on June 8. Participants from Thailand, Malaysia, UK, the Netherlands, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Russia and the US are expected. Contact: Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Tel: +66 76 336000 www.thanyapura.com

Summer Family Festival •

Till 31 October 2013 @ Laguna Phuket Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival 2013. The four-month long event offers daily Kidz Fun Zone programmes, discounts on tours, spas and golf and is followed by casual evenings of family entertainment featuring a BBQ Beer Tent (operates daily) with televised major

international sports events on the big screen. There will also be live music, quiz nights and other entertainment, including a bouncy castle for the little ones, evening Kidz Lounge with age-appropriate movies and Happy Hour bar prices and barbecue fare in the Festival Beer Tent – for the adults of course.

Tel: +66 76 362300.

www.lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival.

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Regular Events

The International Business Association of Phuket Regular Regular

meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month.

British Business Association - Phuket Holds monthly dinners Holds monthly dinners

and Social & Networking evenings. For more information please check the website www.bbap.org or contact the social secretary Richard Valentine at socialsec@bbap.org.

Computer Clinic

Phuket Computer Clinic The regular free weekly

computer clinic roundtables continue every Sunday morning, 10am at the Sandwich Shoppe, Chalong. If you have a Windows problem that needs to be solved, or a question about internet service in Phuket, drop by and ask one of the assembled gurus.

Lions Club
Lions Club

Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly membership

meeting and fellowship dinner on the 2nd Tuesday each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, +66 81 374 2088. info@lions-club-patong.org www.lions-club-patong.org.

GOMS
GOMS

Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of

local gentleman gathers every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden for a few beers, to share information and raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Valentine Guytonbeck, vguytonbeck@gmail.com.

Cricket / Rugby

The Outrigger Hotels / Twenty Cricket League at

the ACG Cricket Ground Matches are played every Sunday from 9am and there's touch rugby on Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com. www.acgphuket.com.

ACYC
ACYC

Ao Chalong Yacht Club Offers competitive but fun racing on

Sundays twice a month. Both keel boats and multihulls can participate in the day's race. Series 2, Race 3 is on the 15 September, Race 4 is on the 29 September. All are welcome to sail. Contact Scott: +66 81 985 6879. sduncanson@quantumsails.com. www.acyc.asia

Phuket International Women's Club Committee Meeting - 1st Committee Meeting - 1st

Thursday of each month. Meet & Greet (casual coffee morning) -

2nd Thursday. Monthly Luncheon (restaurants around Phuket) - 3rd

Thursday. Coffee Morning (at a member's house) - 4th Thursday.

For the September's lunch will be at The Holiday Inn, Patong. All are

welcome but registration is essential. Members B500 and guests B650. Contact: Carole Dux, +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com.

Entertainment

September Choices

Acoustic live music

Two Chefs Kata beach every, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

night. Starting around 7 pm. In Two Chefs Karon it's every night.

@ Two Chefs Bar & Grill Acoustic live music at

Live Music
Live Music

@ Tai Pan Live Music Every night with international

singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. The show is on every night through to 11.45pm.

DJs & live music

@ Banana Bar & Disco Patong Dancing clubs with a

mix of Thais and visitors in regular attendance. Relax at the bar on the

ground floor and enjoy live music at night. The upstairs disco is the

place to check the dancing scene and songs played by DJs.

Live sports
Live sports

@ Roxy Bar, Phuket City Roxy brings you a fun

atmosphere, food and live sports – and there's free pool and wi-fi. Quiz night every Wednesday. Happy Hours from 5-8pm every day.

Live music and cheap beer

@ Rom Dee, Phuket City Live music

and cheap beer in a small venue in Phuket Town. Live music every

night and it gets quite busy. A perfect place for drinks and cozy

conversation with a laid-back feel.

Live music every night and it gets quite busy. A perfect place for drinks and cozy

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Central Festival Phuket, +66 76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, +66 76 600555

Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, +66 76 600555 WHAT'S ON RIDDICK Genre : Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action,
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RIDDICK

Genre : Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller Starring : Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Molla, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Matthew Nable

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a lifeless, sun-scorched planet. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. THE FAMILY Genre : Comedy,

THE FAMILY

Genre : Comedy, Crime, Action, Adaptation Starring : Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to

a sleepy town in France under the witness protection programme after snitching on

the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them

in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife

Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo) blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down.

enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. RUSH Genre : Biography, Action, Adventure Starring

RUSH

Genre : Biography, Action, Adventure Starring : Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Bruhl, Natalie Dormer, Christian McKay

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed - handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point.

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WHAT'S ON off Phuket Cha-Am/Hua Hin Golf Festival 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS 5 - 13 October Till

Cha-Am/Hua Hin Golf Festival 2013

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- 13 October

Till 6 October 2013 @ Prachuap Khiri Khan

Vegetarian Festival Phuket 2013 @ Phuket

The participating golf courses are: Royal Hua Hin, Palm Hills, Imperial Lake View, Springfield Royal, Majestic Creek, The Eagle Milford, Sea Pine, Sawang Resort and Kaeng Krachan Country Club. All the above are offering green fees at 999 baht/round.

Tel. +66 32 513885.

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Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards 2013 @

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November

Adidas King of the Road 2013

The Melbourne Cup @ Phuket

9-10 November Phuket Triathlon ITU Long Distance Series @ Patong & Karon, Phuket

13-16 November Phuket International Sport Fishing 2013 @ Chalong Bay, Phuket

8 September 2013 @ Bangkok Adidas King of The Road (KOTR) is a historic running championship held across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. The overall distance of the KOTR across the five countries is 84 km. Adidas KOTR Thailand 2013 will deliver international race standards in a unique environment at Suvarnabhumi Airport in the morning. The race route is alongside the runway! Apart from the main 16.8 km route, Adidas is offering shorter running distances of 10 km and 5 km for those who have sport in their hearts. www.adidaskingoftheroad.com.

Kin Hoy Duu Nok Took Muak Festival

8-16 September 2013 @ Cha-Am Beach, Phetchaburi This famous food festival is held at Cha-Am beach in Phetchaburi

province every year. Lots of fresh seafood and local products as well as night-time squid hunting, a fishing competition and bird-watching.

Tel. +66 32 471005-6.

www.tourismthailand.org

Phichit Boat Racing Festival

Early September @ Nan River in front of Tha Luang Temple, Phichit Phichit Boat race is usually held the first Saturday and Sunday in

September (depending on tides). Spectacular long tail boats – built from the wood of auspicious trees – compete in a race along the Nan river. In addition to the contest there are a variety of activities, including the Miss Pichit Boat Race beauty contest, that turn the festival into something of a local party.

Tel. +66 53 717433.

www.tourismthailand.org.

16-17 November 2nd Phuket International Womens Soccer 7s @ Laguna, Phuket

17 November

Loy Krathong Festival 2013 @ Nationwide

17 November

Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon @ Bangkok

24 November

20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon @Laguna, Phuket

29 November - 6 December

Phuket King's Cup Regatta @ Kata Beach, Phuket

16-18 December Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2013 @ Kata Rocks, Phuket

Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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We all know one of those places… they never advertise but they’re busy. Why? ‘Word of mouth’. People tell their friends, “You must try

word spreads. In this monthly column, we spread the word further about the great-value nooks and crannies that we know about on Phuket.

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Bangkok Hospital, Sam Kong.
The restaurant is BIG! with mix of indoor & large
covered outdoor area . Its kitchen offers a huge
selection of Thai & international food . The food
is tasty and the prices range from 60-90 baht for
most dishes. In the evening, outdoors is the place
sit to chill and listen to live music or watch the
big screen TV. Deep-fried chicken with lemongrass
is a great choice for kids. The signature Dairy Hut
Burger is good too.
A small but friendly restaurant serving a range of
tasty classic Thai dishes such as lamb massaman
curry and European specialities such as prawn
salad with home-made dressing, very popular
New Zealand lamb-burger, delicious lunchtime
specials plus sandwiches, breakfasts, afternoon
teas and more. It ’s a combination of delicious
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10am-10pm. Opposite Phuket Grocery near
Robinson Department Store, Phuket City.
An open small vegetarian restaurant t
with a homely atmosphere. Staff are
friendly and speak English . The menu
has all sorts of Thai dishes made to
order, international items such as
pizza , spaghetti , pasta , sandwiches
and salads. This is real restaurant
with an extensive selection and good
prices. A delicious pepper mushroom
dish served with rice is highly
recommended . Vegetarian Margherita
Pizza at only 150 baht.
10-7pm. From Heroine's Monument turn
towards Paklok. Follow signs to Bang Pae
Waterfall; turn left off the main road.
11am-9pm. Samkong Village off
Yaowarat Rd. behind Bangkok Hospital.
With a 360˚ view of Phuket's
rainforest, Peang Prai
serves traditional Thai and
international food – at
exceptional prices. The staff are
sweet but, service can be a bit
slow. The crab curry is the best!
Cappuccino at 50 baht is good
and the presentation is
Beer only 50 baht.
Simple place with a few plastic
chairs, no air conditioner
but packed every day. Offers
a great variety of fresh ice
creams. Prices start at 28 baht
for four scoops of your choice ,
ranging up to 40 baht.
'Special' highly recommended
is the deep-fried ice cream.
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1.3
1.7
2.2
2.6
3.0
3.1
3.0
2.6
2.1
1.6
1.1
1.0
1.1
1.4
1.9
2.4
2.8
3.0
3.0
5 2.7
2.2
1.7
1.2
1.0
1.1
1.4
1.9
2.5
2.9
3.2
3.2
2.9
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.9
0.8
1.1
1.6
2.2
2.7
3.1
3.1
6 2.9
2.5
2.0
1.4
1.0
0.9
1.1
1.6
2.2
2.7
3.1
3.3
3.1
2.7
2.1
1.5
1.0
0.8
0.9
1.3
1.9
2.5
3.0
3.2
7 3.2
2.8
2.3
1.7
1.1
0.9
0.9
1.2
1.8
2.4
3.0
3.3
3.3
2.9
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.8
0.7
1.0
1.6
2.2
2.8
3.2
SUNDAY
8 3.3
3.1
2.6
2.0
1.4
1.0
0.8
1.0
1.5
2.1
3.1
3.1
3.3
3.1
2.7
2.1
1.5
1.0
0.8
0.9
1.3
1.9
2.5
3.0
9 3.3
3.2
2.9
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.9
0.9
1.2
1.7
2.3
2.8
3.1
3.1
2.9
2.4
1.8
1.3
0.9
0.9
1.1
1.6
2.2
2.7
10 3.1
3.2
3.0
2.6
2.1
1.6
1.1
1.0
1.1
1.5
2.0
2.5
2.8
3.0
2.9
2.6
2.1
1.6
1.2
1.0
1.1
1.4
1.9
2.4
11 2.8
3.1
3.0
2.8
2.4
2.0
1.5
1.2
1.2
1.4
1.7
2.2
2.5
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.6
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.7
2.1
12 2.5
2.8
2.9
2.9
2.6
2.3
1.9
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.9
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.2
1.9
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.8
13 2.1
2.4
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.5
2.3
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.6
1.9
2.1
2.2
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.2
2.1
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.7
14 1.8
2.0
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.4
2.2
1.9
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.1
1.9
1.7
SUNDAY
15 1.6
1.7
1.8
2.0
2.3
2.5
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.4
2.1
1.8
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.8
2.1
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.3
2.0
16 1.7
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.8
2.2
2.5
2.8
2.9
2.8
2.6
2.2
1.7
1.3
1.1
1.2
1.4
1.8
2.2
2.6
2.8
2.9
2.7
2.4
17 2.0
1.5
1.2
1.2
1.4
1.7
2.2
2.7
3.0
3.1
3.0
2.6
2.1
1.6
1.1
0.9
1.0
1.3
1.8
2.4
2.8
3.1
3.1
2.8
18 2.4
1.8
1.3
1.0
1.0
1.3
1.8
2.4
2.9
3.2
3.3
3.0
2.6
1.9
1.3
0.9
0.7
0.9
1.4
2.0
2.6
3.1
3.3
3.1
19 2.8
2.2
1.6
1.0
0.8
0.9
1.3
1.9
2.6
3.1
3.4
3.3
2.9
2.4
1.7
1.0
0.7
0.7
1.0
1.6
2.3
2.9
3.3
3.3
20 3.1
2.6
1.9
1.3
0.8
0.7
1.0
1.5
2.2
2.8
3.3
3.4
3.2
2.7
2.1
1.4
0.9
0.6
0.8
1.3
1.9
2.6
3.2
3.4
21 3.3
2.9
2.3
1.6
1.1
0.7
0.8
1.1
1.7
2.4
3.0
3.3
3.3
3.0
2.4
1.8
1.1
0.8
0.7
1.0
1.6
2.3
2.9
3.3
SUNDAY
22 3.4
3.1
2.6
2.0
1.4
0.9
0.8
1.0
1.4
2.0
2.6
3.1
3.2
3.1
2.6
2.1
1.5
1.0
0.8
0.9
1.4
2.0
2.6
3.1
23 3.3
3.2
2.9
2.3
1.7
1.2
0.9
0.9
1.2
1.7
2.3
2.8
3.0
3.0
2.8
2.3
1.8
1.3
1.0
1.0
1.3
1.7
2.3
2.8
24 3.1
3.1
3.0
2.6
2.0
1.5
1.1
1.0
1.2
1.6
2.0
2.5
2.8
2.9
2.8
2.5
2.0
1.6
1.3
1.1
1.3
1.6
2.1
2.5
25 2.8
3.0
2.9
2.7
2.3
1.8
1.4
1.2
1.2
1.5
1.9
2.2
2.5
2.7
2.7
2.5
2.2
1.8
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.9
2.3
26 2.6
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.4
2.1
1.7
1.5
1.4
1.5
1.8
2.0
2.3
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.8
2.1
27 2.3
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.3
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.9
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.0
28 2.1
2.3
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.2
2.1
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.9
SUNDAY
29 2.0
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.1
2.0
30 1.9
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.8
2.0
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.2
MIDNIGHT
NOON
NIGHT
OCTOBER
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
 

1 1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2 2.0

1.7

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.7

3 2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.3

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.0

4 2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

5 2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.3

2.9

3.3

3.4

SUNDAY

6 3.2

2.7SUNDAY 6 3.2

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.6

3.1

3.5

7 3.4

3.1

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.3

2.8

3.2

3.3

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.2

2.8

3.3

8 3.5

3.3

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.5

3.0

9 3.3

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.1

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

10 3.0

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

11 2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.0

12 2.3

2.512 2.3

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.3

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.8

SUNDAY

13 1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

14 1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

15 1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

16 1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.1

2.7

17 2.3

1.7

1.3

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.3

3.1

18 2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.2

3.4

3.3

19 3.0

2.419 3.0

1.7

1.2

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.3

3.4

SUNDAY

20 3.2

2.7

2.1

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.4

21 3.3

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.2

22 3.3

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

23 3.2

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.8

24 3.0

3.1

2.9

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.5

25 2.8

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.0

2.3

26 2.5

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

SUNDAY

27 2.3

2.5SUNDAY 27 2.3

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.9

2.0

28 2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.0

2.0

29 1.9

2.0

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.0

30 1.9

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

31 1.9

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.9 3.0 2.9 2.5
2.9
3.0
2.9
2.5

18

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(Advertorial)

(Advertorial) CHOLAMARK BOAT Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The company has about 30 employees

CHOLAMARK BOAT

Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The company has about 30 employees and we build inflatable boats and RIB's in the range of 2.10 metres to 7.50 metres. We offer repair service, general overhauls and tube replacements.

repair service, general overhauls and tube replacements. • We offer a wide range of inflatable boats
• We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon. • In addition
• We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon.
• In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer Williams and Highfield tenders.
• Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general
inflatable dinghy overhauls.
• Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft floor dinghies.
• We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply
and use anti skid mats.
• We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged.
• Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels
• Rental of dinghies.
• Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares, parachute te flares. flares.
• Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing.
Our office and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa
Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer.

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany.

Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday.

is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi

The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to “The Lighthouse”makes for easy collection and delivery subject to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).

To Kata & Karon To Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. Airport School To Rawai To Phuket
To Kata & Karon
To
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
Airport
School
To Rawai
To Phuket City
CHALONG
Post Office
CIRCLE
Boat ramp
To Chalong Pier
CHALONG BAY
For more information Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. 16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130
For more information
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 283112
hans@hansboat.com
www.hansboat.com
: +66 76 283113
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EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN CREWED PRIVATEYACHT: Sunsail day charters are available throughout the year, offering a unique way to experience Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds.

Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds. Own the NEW Leopard 444 SUNSAIL 444 CAT:

Own the NEW Leopard 444

SUNSAIL 444 CAT: Built by Robertson & Caine. 4 en-suite cabins & covered forward cockpit. YOU PAY ONLY 356,850 US$. Sunsail pays all mooring fees, maintenance & insurance throughout the contract.

fees, maintenance & insurance throughout the contract. Koh Samui 20% Discount EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIA SAILING

Koh Samui

20% Discount

EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIA SAILING ADVENTURE: Book any new bareboat charter from Koh Samui, departing April to September and receive a 20% discount off the charter fee.

September and receive a 20% discount off the charter fee. Used Yachts for Sale SUNSAIL BROKERAGE:
September and receive a 20% discount off the charter fee. Used Yachts for Sale SUNSAIL BROKERAGE:

Used Yachts for Sale

SUNSAIL BROKERAGE: Sunsail now have several models of used yachts coming out of the fleet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED, EXCELLENT VALUE.

out of the fleet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED, EXCELLENT VALUE. RYA Courses May to October LEARN TO

RYA Courses

May to October

LEARN TO SAIL: Join one of our RYA courses which run every week from May through October. You can come on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising areas in the world, learning as you go.

on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising

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on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising
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Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fish

Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.

DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and cleanliness of our fleet but on the attentiveness and service quality of our staff. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place. Security is our top priority at all times and our fleet is fully equipped to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment from life jackets to life rafts.

Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or

the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or racing in one of the local

racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the hidden islands you wouldn't normally see.

Our 52ft Sunseeker“DaVinci S50”is also named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hi-powered motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip

or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnificent vessel

is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk

beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people.

The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV, Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise

while admiring the scenery. Up on the flybridge there is seating for

a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a

wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away.

or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away. 119 B6 For further information 28/46 Moo
or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away. 119 B6 For further information 28/46 Moo
119 B6
119 B6

For further information

28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410)

28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) : +66 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com

: +66 89 588 3476

bruce@davinciphuket.com

www.davinciphuket.com

Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) : +66 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com www.davinciphuket.com

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DAVINCI YACHT CHARTERS Bruce Issell Manager, DaVinci Yacht Charters 22 How long have you been

DAVINCI YACHT CHARTERS

Bruce Issell

Manager, DaVinci Yacht Charters

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How long have you been with DaVinci Yacht Charters? Three years ago I started as a captain to fill in some time. When we purchased our second yacht, I started full time as the founding Manager of DaVinci Yacht Charters.

What were you doing / where were you living & working before? Prior to coming to Phuket I was in Hong Kong and China for seven years, working in the marine industry as a captain and offshore sailing instructor and for two years as a project manager with a well known Asia-wide yacht broker.

Where are you from? I grew up in Morwell, the power generation hub of Victoria, Australia. I trained in electrical/mechanical engineering in the coal mining and power industry and went on to own and operate an electrical contracting businesses. At 43 I sold up and went sailing full time.

What’s special / different about DaVinci Yacht Charters? We're very service oriented. Our primary considerations are that our guests are safe, that they're well taken care of and that they have a great time out on the water. We try to follow our well-knows Italian restaurant's motto, which is: "Great food and people you know".

Why would someone choose your service compared to your closest competition? We have a great reputation for beautiful well-maintained yachts and great service. From the hotel to the yacht, and return, our guests are well taken care of every step of the way

Tell us something about your role in the business? We're a

young business, so I'm a bit of an all-rounder

and training staff to the booking office, marketing and accounting.

As we are growing many of these roles are moving to new staff positions.

What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? As we're experiencing quite rapid growth, managing the strategic increase in skilled staff, for both operations and administration, is challenging in a specialised service industry such as ours. Add to this the seasonal shifts in tourism and it becomes even more so.

…and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? Well, I've been studying the Thai Language for four years now; I can read and write Thai quite well, but my comprehension, vocabulary and spoken Thai progress much slower than I would have liked. I'm a firm believer that life in Thailand will be greatly enhanced for anyone who can communicate fluently in Thai.

from driving yachts

who can communicate fluently in Thai. from driving yachts What is your main target market? We
who can communicate fluently in Thai. from driving yachts What is your main target market? We

What is your main target market? We actively target several markets, from the traditional European and Australian markets to the now established yacht-loving Russian market and the emerging markets of Korea, China, India and the middle east. Each requires different marketing approaches and different product packaging.

Marketing is obviously important – what is your approach to marketing DaVinci Yacht Charters ? We use many marketing strategies to ensure good brand presence within the local tourism market. Both for our iconic Italian restaurant in Nai Harn and our yacht charter business also based in the south of Phuket. Radio, magazines, newsprint and billboards, as well as sponsorship of community events and yacht racing to develop brand awareness throughout the region. We use the internet extensively for marketing into the west and into China, for those planning holidays in advance.

What do you like most about what you do now? I have spent most of my life running my own businesses, The challenges required have always been attractive to me. I like the diversity of roles required in management.

And what do you like least…? Sitting long hours in the chair and the resulting lack of exercise.

What do you (and the business) hope / expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? For the yacht charter business we're on track for over 100% growth this year and expect to see 50% each year for the next three years. Some of the emerging markets are very exciting; we hope to capitalise on our strong connections and experience in the Chinese market.

What do you see as your biggest successes to date? Back-to- back wins in Phuket Raceweek and our successful entry into the Korean and Chinese markets.

successes to date? Back-to- back wins in Phuket Raceweek and our successful entry into the Korean

To what extent does the current global financial mess affect your business? We entered the market, for the most part, after the mess, so it's there and things will be better as the European economy recovers – which it is now showing signs of doing.

Is the DaVinci group involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes? Yes, quite a lot, from charity fashion parades ('Black is Back') every year at Davinci Restaurant to the purchase of a kids sailing dinghy at Ao Yon , a floating pontoon for the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and annual sponsorship of Go Eco Phuket. Both our restaurant and our yacht charter business have given many prizes for charity event auctions. We're also a member of "Clean Up the World" and have several community activities in the pipeline.

Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. What tools (if any) do you use to schedule your time? Well the best thing about my job is that the work is extremely variable. Most days I start in my office at the computer, where I spend many hours.

We get many inquiries from around the world and a lot of these come in overnight. Often I need to head out to the Ao Chalong or Ao Po pier to greet guests prior to their cruise. Once a week a visit to the various chandleries and twice a week yacht inspections. And, every now and then I get out on one of the yachts for a charter or some VIP entertainment.

How would you describe your leadership style? Open and inclusive. I believe in passing responsibility down the line and enjoy watching staff get a buzz from their efforts.

What's your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? To build a great family life, an exceptional vibrant and progressive business and develop healthy life style habits.

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s t y l e h a b i t s . DAVINCI YACHT CHARTERS DaVinci:
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DaVinci: Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek winners - 2012 & 2013

For further information about DaVinci Yacht Charters

+66 89 588 3476.

www.davincicharters.com

winners - 2012 & 2013 For further information about DaVinci Yacht Charters +66 89 588 3476.

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Getting better with age

10 th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

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Getting close at the mark as Voodoo chases down Katsu. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

After four days of racing and spectacular beachside parties, the 10th Anniversary award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek was deemed a resounding success as it came to a close at a lavish Gala Dinner with a fitting finale of fabulous fireworks.

Good winds gusting up to 20 knots over the four days produced some exhilarating sailing for the 37-strong fleet and, led by Principal Race Officer Simon James, the on-water race management team delivered a mix of challenging courses for all boats across the six classes.

The might classic yachts were a sight to behold. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
The might classic yachts were a sight to behold. 2013
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
DaVinci (foreground), winner in the Multihull class at the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
DaVinci (foreground), winner in the Multihull class at the 2013
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

After a number of years off the racing circuit, Australian Peter Ahern, together with Scott Bailey and Fergus Wilmer, recently purchased the well-campaigned Team Premier and renamed her Oi!. Phuket Raceweek was their first competitive event back on the circuit and with an international crew onboard, they won seven from eight races in IRC Racing I and were clear class winners.

IRC Racing II was dominated by fellow Australian Peter Sorensen and his crew on Fujin. Eight wins from eight races speaks for itself and as sailing star Steve McConaghy, who was racing onboard the former Ichi Ban, said, “you could sail this thing backwards and still win.”

McConaghy, who was racing onboard the former Ichi Ban, said, “you could sail this thing backwards

Over recent years, Raceweek has attracted a growing number of charter boats and this year was no different with both Sunsail and Asia Marine having chartered boats in the regatta, as well as a number of private boat charters.

“This year we have seen more charter enquiries than ever before and we had a good number of chartered boats taking part, with crews from as far afield as the UK, USA, New Zealand and even Chile,” said Jones.

Having travelled possibly the furthest to take part this year was the skipper of BeauX Esprits, Keith Garry, who flew in from Chile to join an all-Australian crew from Metung Yacht Club in Victoria, who had chartered the boat specially for the 10th Anniversary regatta.

“This is the first time our club has competed in an international regatta, and we expect that this is the first of many more regattas for the Club. Our crew is made up of enthusiastic middle aged-plus crew, and our experience is mainly with racing at club level. We don't have high expectations of success as we're here to be enthusiastic competitors and to have fun and enjoy the company of other crews,” said Terence Grundy.

Including a number of charter entries, IRC Cruising was the largest class with 11 entries this year. Up against the charter boats was a number of local stalwarts who were looking to use their local knowledge to give them an edge. It was one such boat, the Ao Chalong Yacht Club entry Windstar, skippered by Peter Wood and with a crew of local sailing veterans, that were undefeated winning all five races in their series and taking away the class title.

five races in their series and taking away the class title. Oi!, overall winner in IRC

Oi!, overall winner in IRC Racing I at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2013.

The super-fast Firefly 850 sport catamarans, all built in Phuket, thrived in the strong winds, putting on a exciting display of sailing and, in some cases, acrobatic-like maneuvers, for the spectators – with boats recording speeds in excess of 20 knots (37 km/h). Reading the conditions best and sailing consistently was Twin Sharks, skippered by Briton John Newnham, who didn't contend the last race having already won seven from seven making him the clear class winner.

The Multihull Racing class saw a remarkable comeback by Phuket sailor/ designer, Mark Pescott helming DaVinci, who after a slow start placed second and first in the last races, to become the Multihull Racing class winner and defend their title by just one point.

The four classic yachts competing off the southeast coast of Phuket was a sight to behold. A rarity at any regatta in Asia, Phuket Raceweek has attracted a competitive Classic class every year since its inception and this year, after some early exchanges, it was Simon Morris' Sirius who took the win and successfully defended their 2012 title.

While a number of Australian crews took home a lot of silverware at this year's regatta, noticeable was the large number of top- performing local boats from Ao Chalong Yacht Club, an indication of the strength of Phuket's competitive sailing scene.

For results and photos of the action, visit www.phuketraceweek.com.

REGATTA SPONSORS & PARTNERS Fujin (right), winner of IRC Racing II. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel
REGATTA SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Fujin (right), winner of IRC Racing II. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
Sponsorship is essential to the success of any event and the
organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek offer a
sincere Thank You to the sponsors and partners of the 2013
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, including: Cape Panwa
Hotel, Mount Gay Rum, Kantary Bay Hotel, Tourism Authority
of Thailand, DaVinci Yacht Charters, Jaguar Land Rover,
Sports Authority of Thailand, Budget Car Rentals, Charter
Catamaran, Cholamark Boat, Gerolsteiner, Gybe, Mont Clair,
NeilPryde, Nivea sun, Phuket Beer, Rodenstock, The Moorings,
91.5FM Phuket Island Radio, Asia Pacific Boating, Cape +
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MyDestinationPhuket, Phuket Gazette and PGTV, Prestige
Magazine, SEA Yachting, The Greater Phuket Magazine, The
Nation, ISS Security, iTree, Phuket International Hospital,
Phuket International Boat Show, The Boat Lagoon, Electrical
Marine, Krabi Boat Lagoon, Sunsail, Quantum.
Marketing support by Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd.
– The Sponsorship Experts.

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26 PATINYAKORN BURANROM Patinyakorn “Ging” Buranrom spoke with us via Skype from Waikiki, Hawaii, shortly after

PATINYAKORN BURANROM

Patinyakorn “Ging” Buranrom

spoke with us via Skype from Waikiki, Hawaii, shortly after completing the TRANSPAC 2013 regatta, making history by becoming the first Thai skipper to race this major international ocean sailing competition. Here, he reveals how his love of sailing was sparked as well as his efforts to bring more of his fellow countrymen into the sport.

Please tell us more about the TRANSPAC race. TRANSPAC is a 4,100-kilometre race across the Pacific Ocean that starts near Los Angeles and finishes in Honolulu, Hawaii. With co-skipper Michael Spies and our crew aboard the Sansiri, a Tripp 40 design, we placed third in division 7 with a time of 12 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes, sailing under the banner of the Ao Chalong Yacht Club. We started out fast with strong winds early on – I was hungry as we had no time to eat. But later on, because of a high pressure system called the Pacific High, there was no wind, which really slowed us down in the last few days.

How did you feel after completing the race? The race was great. Unforgettable. It felt very good to be the first Thai skipper in an international ocean race.

Can you tell us more about your fellow crew members? I sailed with co-skipper Michael Spies, who is one of the top-ranked navigators of the world, as well as three crew – all professionals, who have won five world championships between them. Everyone was working hard. Michael really wants to win a world championship, and he’d never raced the TRANSPAC, which is the oldest offshore ocean race in the world. He found the boat, we bought it, and then we found the crew. In Thailand we have many good sailors, so I was proud to have the opportunity to join this team. Richard Hudson is an excellent navigator, the top sailing navigator in the world. At the helm was Hugh Halliburton and Wayne Powell was at the mast. This was the first race we sailed together.

This was quite a big race to do for the first time. Did it pose any unexpected challenges for you? Sailing with one American and

three Australians

they all speak English but everyone has a different

accent. So it was sometimes difficult for me to understand them.

What’s next for you in competitive sailing? For this year we plan to race in the Asian Yachting Circuit, maybe the China Coast Regatta, the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Singapore, Malaysia and maybe another ocean race. I think we’ll come back to Phuket for the King’s Cup Regatta too. I also race with an all-Thai crew on my boat, Sansiri Oh La La and will probably do more racing with them.

What’s your favourite Regatta in Asia? The best regatta for me is the Phuket King’s Cup, and I would be very proud to someday win this race. For Thai people, because the race is named after our King, who was a great sailor himself, it would be a great honour to win.

You’re living in Phuket now. When did you arrive here and where did you live before? I’ve lived in Phuket for five years. I’m from Mahasarakham province in the Northeast, and I was living in Bangkok before moving to Phuket. I first came here on holiday and decided I wanted to live here.

came here on holiday and decided I wanted to live here. When and how did you

When and how did you get into sailing? I started sailing after moving to Phuket with my friend at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club. The first time I sailed just for fun, but soon realised that I really loved it. There are so many things I enjoy about it: you can go around the world with the energy from nature. You get to see amazing places.

Where do you live in Phuket? I live on my boat, moored in Ao Chalong, when I stay in Phuket. I love it. I’m thinking of buying a house or land, but I might buy a bigger boat instead.

Tell us about your work. Do you have a business or job? I have a family farm in my home town. I had a business in Bangkok before and a business in Phuket, but I’ve sold them and I’m just sailing full time. I plan to start many businesses soon, however. I’d like to buy a sports team, probably a football club in my home town. I also want to make a hotel business, and maybe some kind of business involving yachts. I’m not sure yet but definitely something to do with boats.

Are you involved in any other sports? I play football. I was the captain of the football team at my university, King Mongkut Institute of Technology, where I graduated with a degree in engineering in 2007.

Tell us more about your family. My mum’s still living in my home town. She was a teacher but she’s been retired for many years. My father passed away many years ago. I have three older brothers, living in different areas around Thailand.

What does your family think about your sailing adventures? My mother is quite happy about it. Since I was young my family tried to teach us to do what you love. My mother always says, “Do what you love to do, do what makes you happy and don’t make trouble for other people.” No one else in my family sails, but I’ve taken my brothers out on my boat many times.

What does the future hold for you? As I said, I hope to buy a football team and I want to buy another boat, maybe a catamaran, within a few years. I want to do more to help my local communities, especially in education and sports. I’m involved in a number of clubs and charities that provide educational and social support. In Phuket; I love to teach Thai people how to sail. Sometimes I’ll just take people out on the boat to let them get a taste of what it's like. Sailing is quite expensive for Thai people, so I like to give them a chance to try it. My boat is small, but everyone is welcome to come and sail with me.

people, so I like to give them a chance to try it. My boat is small,
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MIX BISTRO

28 MIX BISTRO Ingredient 40g finely chopped fresh tuna 5g carrot 60g fresh tuna thinly sliced
28 MIX BISTRO Ingredient 40g finely chopped fresh tuna 5g carrot 60g fresh tuna thinly sliced

Ingredient

40g finely chopped fresh tuna

5g carrot

60g fresh tuna thinly sliced into circles

5g crispy nori

20g finely chopped fresh green mussels

10g wakame

10g sliced ginger

10g mussels

½ of 1 lime

Salt, ground black pepper and olive oil to garnish

of 1 lime Salt, ground black pepper and olive oil to garnish Method Thinly slice the

Method

Thinly slice the 60g tuna into 3 x 6cm circles. Chop the remain- ing 40g of tuna into a small dice. Add a drizzle of olive oil, salt, a squeeze of lime juice and leave it for a few seconds. Dice the mussels the same size as the tuna and cook them together. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, limeade and zest of lime to taste and mix thoroughly.

To serve

Mold the the cooked chopped tuna and mussels into a circle. Layer it on pre-prepared fresh tuna. Dress with olive oil, lime squeeze, salt and pepper. Garnish with boiled carrot crush and crispy nori.

Wine recommendation: Central Valley Genesis Sauvignon Blanc, (Chile) or DB Sparkling Brut (Australia)

Sous Chef Artchakarn Rittisamarn

Sous Ch e f Artc hakar n is a Thai national an d was b or n in T ran g province , on Thailan d ' s Andaman Sea coas t. He be came inter e sted work in g in the kitc hen as his f amily has its own r e stau ran t bu sin e s s .

Ch e f Artc hakar n has over seven y e ars experience work in g in the kitc hen s of many leadi