‘ASR Superyacht Cup’ Returns to Phuket for 18th Year

October 23, 2018

Yachting Journal

Photo: Asia Pacific Superyachts

The highly regarded Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup regatta dates of January 18-20, 2019 marks the return of the ASR Cup to the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort & Spa and pristine Mai Khao Bay Phuket for thrilling racing and exclusive events dedicated to superyacht owners and their guests and captains and crew.  

The 18th annual ASR Cup promises to be an even more spectacular event than in the past - filled with gorgeous cruising, camaraderie amongst owners and captains, unique parties and sailing superyachts in pursuit of winning the 4th annual ASR Cup Trophy. Sail and motor yachts over 70’ are invited to join this prestigious annual race gathering and participate in the ASR Cup – where last year’s winner S/Y Aphrodite, once again took home the ASR Cup.

This year the sponsoring SALA Phuket Resort & Spa, the ASR Cup headquarters hotel, is introducing a new event for superyacht owners on Day 2, reports Nicolas Reschke, Group Director of Business Development at SALA Hospitality Group: “The upcoming Regatta will be a milestone for SALA Phuket Resort & Spa as it signals our commitment to the sporting event, its organizers and its participants. This is the 3rd time we will be the host venue and we are thrilled to add a culinary highlight prepared by our international chefs from all three SALA Resorts and Spas. This special dinner will be a great addition as it offers our invited guests a perfect venue to network and get informed about what is happening in the yachting world.”

Sparking off a competitive superyacht rivalry, the ‘Superyacht Winner’s Cup’ will be awarded following two days of fierce racing during the 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.  10-15 superyachts are expected with many owners extending their stay to enjoy fantastic cruising options on the Andaman seas. The prestigious, invitation-only sailing superyacht regatta is accompanied by an entourage of beautiful motor yachts.

The well-known and co-founding ASR Cup Organizer, Gordon Fernandes, enthused, “It’s a great pleasure to once again organize the ‘ASR Cup’, part of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, to be held at the beach side SALA Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand.  We have been organizing this special gathering for over 15 years and the feedback from the owners who have participated in the event has been very positive. We look forward to another very successful ASR Cup and wish good luck to all participating vessels in joining the only on-water gathering of superyachts in Asia dedicated entirely to owners, their guests and families and captains and crew. The ‘Owners Dinner’ prepared by three international chefs brought in from SALA Resort & Spa properties on Day 2, the first day of racing will be proceeded by an impressive party aboard a stunning superyacht on opening night”.

The event welcomes owners and their guests and captains and crew from around the world.

An event unlike any other, the ASR Cup is a chance for superyachts to race (or pleasure sail) and an occasion for owners and captains to enjoy the exclusive whirlwind of elegant yet relaxed events on and off their vessels with an option to stay on for extended cruising.