- Champagne Run sailing race launching from Phuket next month

December 17, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Visitors to Ao Chalong in Phuket will be able to witness the start of a new sailing race event called the Champagne Run next month.
Launching on January 7th 2012, the race is being organised by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and will see a variety of different types of boat setting sail from Ao Chalong Bay towards Langkawi in Malaysia.
The race is a feeder event for the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, which is held from January 9th to 14th, with expressions of interest from potential participants currently being solicited.
Prizes will be presented to the fastest times recorded by monohull and multihull vessels, while all competing racers will be given a bottle of champagne and a medallion for taking part.
After departing from Ao Chalong, the racers will arrive the following day at Telaga Harbour in Langkawi, with the presentation ceremony being held at 19:00 local time.
This is one of many sailing events taking place at Ao Chalong Yacht Club, the clubhouse for which is located at Soi Phon Chalong on Chaofa Road East Phuket.
It organises Sunday races twice a month and has been operating in the area since the early 1990s.
Sailing enthusiasts can find a massive selection of Phuket hotels at, including the Patong Merlin Hotel.

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