Thursday, December 6, 2007
King's Cup 07 - AY Lay-Day Report
What's happening at Asia's premier yachting event? Prize winners at the King's Cup should be aware that trophies received over the last few day's maybe incorrect. Anyone comparing the daily AY Race Reports with the KC website results and the nightly prize giving awards will have noticed they are not one and the same. Apparently the primary results officer has suffered a case of Asian belly and even the start boat volunteers are staying zip on the subject. From my own experience the provisional results have not only been late but significantly changed each time I refreshed the page. The assembled media waited hours for race results to appear and then were forced to change the story at least 4 times over the next few hours before daring to send the daily reports with any degree of accuracy.
This regatta normally takes off like a bull set loose in a China shop. After a few days any problems that arise are desperately solved by the relevant committees before lay-day is over. This gives everyone a chance to coast along while the final two days of racing is being rapped up. Hopefully by the resumption of racing on Friday the website results will be completely corrected and there after smartly updated for the rest of the event. Skippers and boat time keepers are now advised to drop by the race center at Kata Beach Resort and check on the latest provisional race results officially posted on the notice board.
Idle crew with nothing to do should know that the 5th Phuket International Boat Show opened today and runs till Sunday at the Royal Phuket Marina just north of Phuket town. A full array of fabulous yacht brands are on display with ample space for marine suppliers and luxury waterside property developers to exhibit their products in air conditioned comfort.
The not so energetic looking at resting up in the hotel should look no further than one of the healing massages being offered to soothe those aching bones. After posting this report I'm off to pamper myself with a bit of nail manicuring together with head and foot massages. It's not all work and no play! Welcome to the lay-day.
More KC 07 info and results at www.kingscup.com
Photo Edition of the AY Race Reports at: http://asianyachting.com/news/PKCR07.htm