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Nov
24

Phuket Fashion sets the scene

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Phuket Fashion and SKAL do it for the kids

After a weekend of storms and torrential rain the annual SKAL International Phuket and South Thailand fund raiser “Red Passion”  looked like it was going to be a wash out as the event organizers and all the helpers and volunteers headed to Zazada Beach Club at Surin Beach, Phuket.

Phuket Fashion Show singer Eka Liu

Eka Liu

 

Fortunately the brand new Zazada Beach Club had everything in hand and a weather contingency was in place and after a few requests to the “man upstairs” the rain yielded and the wind died down.

The Phuket Charities

 

The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception and musical rendition from Eka Liu which was followed by the first of the evenings LIVE auctions with the benefactors being the SKAL Scholarship Fund, Phuket Sunshine Village, Phuket Has Been Good to Us and Phuket International Women’s Club, all supporting the education of Thai Children.

 

Phuket Fashion Bangkok opera singersDinner was served in a organized and well planned manner and a credit to the Zazada team as they catered for over 160 guests, and while they all ate and drank there was a wonderful opera set from the Grand Opera company from Bangkok.

 

Following dinner and after a few short showers everything moved onto a Phuket Fashion Show supplied by the lovely Katalina and here seven models and all the staff that helped make this an evening to remember deserve a special vote of thanks.

 

Phuket Fashion Katalina Collection

Katalina and her models

Full Monty Cast of 2012 Appearance.

More LIVE auctions and a tombola fund raising and then the finale of the evening, a guest appearance of the Full Monty Cast from 2012. The video will follow shortly.

 

Overall an excellent fund raiser, the Phuket Fashion Show a highlight and along with everyone else including the two MC’s from local Phuket radio station 91.5 FM Paul Norris (aka DJ Doris) and Steve Johnston SKAL can be proud to have pulled off such a successful event in the weather situation.

 

Thank you sponsors

Phuket Fashion DJ's from 91.5 FM

Steve Johnston, Kanyarat Jones and Paul Norris 91.5FM Phuket Island Radio

Of course any event like this needs sponsors and The Phuket Gazette and Phuket Island Radio 91.5 FM   once again were there promoting the tickets sales well in advance and PG TV capturing the evening along with a host of other sponsors from B B&B, Chalong Bay Rum, W Cafe, Choice Foods, Swissotel, Gourmet One and Katalina Collection.

 

Well done SKAL a fantastic initative to share fund raising amongst four local charities and a credit to everyone that was involved.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
14

Ironman Champions

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Ironman Champions

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii , Oct. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New Ironman champions were crowned as Pete Jacobs (AUS) and Leanda Cave (GBR) overtook a challenging, world-class field under difficult conditions at the 2012 IRONMAN World Championship presented by myList. Jacobs, who finished second at last year’s race, captured his first IRONMAN World Championship title. Finishing in 8:18:37, the Australian ran his way to the title after beginning the marathon more than seven minutes behind Marino Vanhoenacker , who led off the bike. An Australian has claimed the men’s title at the last six consecutive IRONMAN World Championship races. Cave had a solid race from start to finish and overcame surges by multiple competitors throughout the run to secure her first IRONMAN World Championship title, crossing the line in 9:15:54.

Ironman Champion Leanda Cave

Jacobs excelled over an impressive men’s field that included last year’s third place finisher Andreas Raelert (DEU), Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) and last year’s champion Craig Alexander (AUS). Andy Potts (USA ) exited the water first for the second year in a row, but Vanhoenacker (BEL), Sebastian Kienle (DEU) and Jacobs established themselves through the lava fields of the bike course with the Belgian and German ultimately pulling away just before the turn-around in Hawi . Kienle got a flat tire, leaving Vanhoenacker to lead the way into T2 with the lead. He held his position for almost 16 miles of the run until Jacobs, who posted last year’s fastest run-split, made the pass to take the lead.  The rest of the race was a dash to the finish as the Aussie secured the title in convincing fashion.

“It still hasn’t sunk in, it’s all a bit surreal how it happened,” Jacobs said after the race. “I was confident heading into the race that I could do it, and I just still can’t believe it finally happened.”
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The great news for Phuket is that Cave is scheduled to race this December at the Laguna Phuket Ironman. The full story is here Cave, an ITU World Long Distance Champion, has been hitting peak form in the run-up to Kona and today has proved her fitness.

Laguna Phuket Ironman race will now be awesome, despite an indifferent start to the year that followed a spectacular end to her 2011 season when she recorded a third-place finish at the Ironman World Championship, a win at Ironman 70.3 Miami, runner-up finish at the ITU World Long Distance Championship in Las Vegas and her first Ironman title in Arizona. Cave can now look forward to  a thrilling duel with 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Champion and defending Laguna Phuket 70.3 Champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia and fellow Australian Belinda Granger and a field of other top pros on the first weekend in December.

Sep
3

Phuket gets a new Triathlon

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PHUKET, 

Hot on the heels of the London 2012 Olympics, the Governor of Phuket together with the Absolute World Group, International Sports Events Consulting (ISEC) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU), announce Phuket will host the Absolute Phuket ITU LD World Series Triathlon 2013. One of only eight in the prestigious ITU Long Distance World Triathlon Series, the Phuket Triathlon will take place 4th and 5th May 2013 in Patong.

 

The event expects over 600 athletes including top professional athletes, Olympians and World Champions who will line-up alongside amateurs to participate in Phuket’s first ITU triathlon event, the Absolute Phuket ITU LD World Series Triathlon 2013.

 

The Absolute Phuket ITU LD World Series Triathlon 2013 is strategically positioned in the global triathlon calendar, at the beginning of the Europe and USA seasons, and will attract many elite and amateur triathletes to compete in Phuket’s warmer climate, together with a large showing from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, Japan, Australia and Thailand. More than 25 countries will be represented in the first year.

 The Course.

The course runs though Phuket’s stunning coastline and west coast beaches of the Andaman Sea. Athletes start with an open water swim off Patong Beach, transition to their bikes and race south past Karon Beach to Kata Beach, and back – a technical and hilly route, where one lap is approximately 25km. The run is a flat road race around Patong, heading south along the beachfront, with one lap approximately 5km. The finish will be on Bangla Road, in the heart of Patong.

Taking place over the weekend of 4th and 5th May. Consisting of three disciplines – swim/ bike/ run – the two days will include a number of distances and race formats, including Sprint (750m/ 20km/ 5km), Olympic Distance (1.5km/ 40km/ 10km), team relay, celebrity relay and ITU Kids. On Sunday 5th May, the main event will be the Double Olympic Distance race (3km/ 80km/ 20km).

Aug
4

Kathu Street Culture 2012

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Kathu Street Culture

gets going with a huge paarde in the centre of Kathu Phuket.

Today saturday the 4th August was the opening with a beautiful parade of the Street Culture Kathu fair which is open until the 6th .

Please take the time to look at the gallery we have just uploded.

Jul
24

Phuket Raceweek Final day

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22 July 2012 (PHUKET)

The best was saved for last as the final day of the 2012 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek saw 10-12 knots of breeze gusting to 15, and some spectacular competition around the southern islands of Phuket, which brought to an end an exciting and successful week.

Two races – a windward/leeward and an islands course – for all except the Classics was the decision by Race Officer Simon James for the Cape Panwa Hotel Race Day, and the fresh breeze delivered some great sailing, and surprises to the results table.

IRC Racing.

Jing Jing (Rick Pointon) went into the last day with a clear lead in IRC Racing I and IRC Overall classes, and looked unlikely to give it up. In the stronger winds, the all-new Aquila Reichel Pugh 45 Katsu (Ben Copley) performed well and put in solid last day performance scoring two firsts, pulling them up the leader-board into second overall in IRC Racing I. Despite a 2,3 on the day Jing Jing won both IRC Racing I and IRC Overall comfortably. Wan Marang (Kevin Whitcraft) finished third overall in IRC Racing I.

Sportsboats.

In the Sportsboats class, racing went down to the wire, the winner being decided on the final race. A first in Race 1 left the Phuket 8 Surf Patrol (Ray Waldron) in a strong position, however, on the longer course Race 2 they were beaten by the Welbourn 25 Brace! Brace!! Brace!!! (Paul Murphy), with its Dynamic Stability System. But that was not enough to knock them off the top spot and Surf Patrol won the series by two points with Brace! Brace!! Brace!!! in second and Longitude (Rolf Heemskerk) third.

Skandia Endeavour of Whitby (Stuart Williamson) and Phoenix (Niels Degenkolw) started the day tied on points with all to play for in IRC Racing II. However, surprises were yet to come. Skandia Endeavour of Whitby won the first race but placed fifth in the last race, letting Ruby Tuesday (John Vause) in with two second places today, enough to take the title by a single point. Phoenix were third overall.

Two points separated the top three in IRC Cruising going into the last two races today and all was set for a climatic encounter. A collision at the pin-end of the startline between Jenzminc VI (Andy Brennan) and Dreamtime (Rob Azzopardi) added to the intensity. Sail in Asia (Mike Downard) won line honours and the win on corrected time in Race 1, and held on to beat Remington (Jim Ellis) buy one minute on corrected time in Race 2 to win the series by two points. Remington were second overall and Dreamtime third.

In the Firefly One-Design class Voodoo (Hans Rahmann) had already wrapped up the title yesterday with a masterclass of multihull sailing. They went on to score another first today to underscore their superiority. Moto Inzi (Roger Kingdon) scored a 4,1 to finish second overall with Twin Sharks (John Newnham) in third.

Multihull.

The Andaman Cabriolet catamaran DaVinci (Mark Pescott) had already won the Multihull Racing title yesterday with an unbeatable run of first places, and today continued their impressive form with two more wins, making it eight from eight. Add to that five from five at the Phuket Multihull Regatta one week ago and DaVinci are 13 races undefeated. The other Andaman Cabriolet design, Nina (Rob Cullen), finished second overall ahead of Sweet Chariot (Henry Kaye), who enjoyed today’s stronger winds, in third.

In the Classic class, the top two were tied on points and all could be lost (or gained) on the final race. McBob The Boat (Joe Gruba) threw away their chance by finishing fourth, leaving the door open for Sirius (Simon Morris) who won today and topped the series with 4 points.

34 entries and over 500 participants from around the world took part in the 2012 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Final prizes were presented by at a lavish beachside party at the Cape Panwa Hotel.

Website: www.phuketraceweek.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/phuketraceweekregatta
Photos: www.phuketraceweek.com/high_res_media_download.htm

Media Contact:
Duncan Worthington (English)
Infinity Communications
Tel: +66 (0) 81 893 4006
Email:
bdm@infinity-comms.com

Jun
19

Youth sailing in Phuket

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Phuket FM Radio and Sunsail get together to promote Youth sailing in Phuket

Phuket Raceweek

May
8

Health and Fitness Festival 2012

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Health and Fitness Festival 2012

91.5 FM Health and Fitness Festival 2012

FRIDAY 11th MAY

19:00 Mangosteen: Media Launch and Official Opening

SATURDAY 12th MAY

08:00 Nai Harn Lake: Yoga Class – Ocean Bloom / USA

10:00 Atmanjai: Hard Core Training – Ocean Bloom / USA

10:00 Mangosteen: Adapting principles of Ayurveda & Yoga in ones lifestyle – Dr Subash / India

10:00 Serenity: Organic Cooking Class

12:00 Atmanjai: Zumba Class – Sophie & Elise

13:30 Atmanjai: Kundalini Yoga Class – Sukh Aman Kaur / UK

15:00 Atmanjai: Fit Heart, Mind & Soul – Dr Judy Hinwood / Aus

15:00 Mangosteen: Satvik food – Food and cooking concepts for a Healthy Detoxed Self – Dr Subash / India

15:00 Serenity: Raw Nutrition – Sylvie / USA

19:00 Serenity: Pool PartyHealth and Fitness Festival 91.5

SUNDAY 13th MAY

08:00 Nai Harn Lake: Yoga Class – Ocean Bloom / USA

10:00 Atmanjai: Busting Negative Health Habits – Tim Robins / UK

10:00 Mangosteen: Eye yoga – Yoga for the eyes strained by screens – Dr Subash / India

10:00 Serenity Organic Cooking Class

11:00 Mangosteen: Hands on experience in performing The Indian Head Massage – Dr Subash / India

12:00 Atmanjai: Theory of Meditation – Tobi Warzinek / Swiss

14:30 Atmanjai: Expect a Miracle School – Dr John Hinwood / Aust.

19:00 Atmanjai: Meditation – John Campbell / UK

TICKETS Bt2,200

EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR RESIDENTS Bt1,900.

Mar
27

Lights out Phuket 2012

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Lights out Phuket 2012 this year is held on the 31st March.

At 20.30 local time, pleas switch something off for an hour to  help save the WORLD!!

Earth Hour Phuket 2012

Lights out Phuket is one of great event to get INVOLVED.

 

Mar
8

10th Annual QSI Fun Run

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QSI Fun Run 2012

The QSI International School of Phuket, a non-profit organization, to hold the QSI 10th Annual Fun Run.  This year the event will be on March 10, 2012 at the Bang Wad Dam and consists of a 1 km and a 6 km runs for all age groups, and for the more serious racers  a 12 km race along with a 6 km team challenge relay event.

This year’s QSI 10th Fun Run will include the running events with an awards ceremony giving out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each event by age groups a very nice medal and also team trophies for school combined team efforts, a raffle and a silent auction, some bouncy rides and other attractions for the young children, along with food and drinks to make this an enjoyable family day.

Our goal is to raise funds for the students at QSI, to give all Phuket students an opportunity for some sports competition.

A lot of family FUN!

For more information please visit http://phuket.qsischool.org/

Mar
5

The Absolut Mango House Festival 2012

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The ABSOLUT Mango House Festival 2012, March 7, 8 and 9, 2012 at Mango House Bar + Restaurant in Lanta Old Town, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.

DJ Neil Pierce, who will hit the decks at Thailand’s premiere funky house music event.

Mango Hous Festival 2012

 


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