The Ximula team is back once again at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta! It is our second time here and it is the biggest regatta we take part in all year. We have been eagerly waiting for this event since our participation last year.
The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2017 is held from 2nd December to 9th December.
Sat 2 Dec: Registration
Sun 3 Dec: Practice Race and Opening Ceremony
Mon-Wed 4-6 Dec: Race Days
Thu 7 Dec: Rest
Fri-Sat 8-9 Dec: Race Days
Sat 9 Dec: Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony
We arrived on 2nd December for registration and our dear sailboat, Ximula II is assigned number 58. After some minor checks on board, we head to our accommodations, Kata Bai D Inn! Our team stayed at the same place last year and we are glad to see our ‘marks’ from last year!
我们12月2日就抵达现场进行选手登记，这次，我们的出征帆船II 被分配到的编号是58号。在船上经过多项常规检查后，我们便前往住处——Kata Bai D客栈！去年，我们的团队就是住在这里，我们很高兴还能看到我们去年在这里留下的印记。
The team had some fun on Ximula II on 3rd December, before heading to the opening ceremony!
We head out with excitement for our first race the next day early in the morning. Kata beach was already filled with people!
While on board, the Ximula team earnestly awaits their instructions and made its final preparations. The race is starting!
With good wind on our sail, Ximula II set off to a racing start! The team work seamlessly and stayed right on the competition right off the bat. However, a moment lapse of concentration at the midpoint of the race, our spinnaker sail was tangled during its release.
今天的风力很好，Ximula II 快速起航了。团队配合的天衣无缝，并且在面对状况时能迅速做出正确的行动。然而，在比赛途中一下走神了，我们的大三角帆在展开的时候打结了。
The situation proves critical as we lost all of our time made while untangling the sail. We were unable to make the finish as the first race day comes to an end.
The Ximula team decided to take a more cautious approach on race day two, 5th December. While we did not achieve the top three standings, the team had a thrilling run.
Race day three presented us with the toughest course! The Ximula team took the challenge with open arms. The tough course heighten the team’s concentration and communication, and the flawless teamwork took us to our highest finish as of yet!
After three continuous race days, the team went for some island hopping on their well-deserved rest day! Phuket is truly amazing!
With their renewed selves, the Ximula team is ready for the second half of the race!
Stay tuned for our second half report and continue cheering on our Ximula team!