May
17

Phuket Tasar Champion Crowned at Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series

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The Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series recently finished in Phuket, Thailand with some close racing from this growing one-design fleet. Phuket is famed for its ‘big boat’ regattas with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, Phuket Raceweek, Bay Regatta and the SEA Property International Phuket Multihull Challenge, however, a recent resurgence in dinghy sailing and junior sailing is seeing a diversification in the Island’s sailing choices.

In 2007 the Tasar Worlds were held on Phuket, off Cape Panwa in the southeast of the Island, providing the initial impetus to Tasar sailing on Phuket. Four boats were bought by Phuket sailors to compete in the Worlds and since then the fleet has grown to eight, all based at the Phuket Yacht Club in Ao Yon on Phuket’s East Coast.

The Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series was organised by the Phuket Yacht Club and consisted of three events over two months, sailed off Ao Yon. Close racing throughout the nine-race series meant it was very easy to go from hero to zero in this one-design fleet. The title fight went to the wire at the last event of the series. Two drops were allowed and after a flat calm and rain greeted the sailors at the final event, racing finally got underway with good breeze.

Hot favourites, G-String – skippered by Phil Lawson when winner of the Tasar Class at the 2009 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – was skippered by Leslie Hand in the Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series and after finishing fourth in the final, finished fourth overall.

In third place overall was Dragonfly, skippered by Liam Kealy from Seakitt Casschris, skippered by Muzza Nordstrand in second, who after a great start to the series with a 1,1,2, fell off the pace later in the series. Winner of the Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series was Slipstream, skippered by Andrew de Bruin. A number of firsts and consistent high placings saw them take the series by three points.

Club racing is seeing a resurgence on the Island with a regular big boat program offered by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, junior sailing and Optimist events offered by the newly formed Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron, and one-design racing and junior sailing programmes offered by the Phuket Yacht Club – Phuket’s oldest Yacht Club.

Preparations are underway for the next Tasar series and there are still opportunities for more teams to enter. If interested, contact class captain, Andrew de Bruin on andrew@leemarine.net. The Phuket Yacht Club are looking to host a weekend Thailand Nationals for the Tasar class in the near future.

For information on Phuket Yacht Club, email phuketyachtclub@gmail.com or visit www.phuketyachtclub.info.


May
10

91.5FM Phuket 5km Community Walk

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Apr
30

91.5FM Media Vault

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The 91.5FM Media Vault is where we store past media for those of you who may wish to revisit a show/interview recording, a Phuket event video, a 91.5FM press release, or advertising material previews. 

Podcasts, Guest Interviews, 91.5FM Video


Apr
21

“Party for Japan”

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91.5FM Phuket FM Radio will be broadcast live in the event and Mark Wilkinson our dj will perform live start at 7pm to 10pm. help raise funds for the Japanese people.
Location: Davinci Restaurant Nai Harn
Time: 27 April 2011, 7-11.30pm
Ticket: 1000thb

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Apr
8

Songkran Festival Phuket Thailand

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The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia

The date of the festival was originally set by astrological calculation but it is now fixed. Songkran falls in the hottest time of the year in Thailand at the end of the dry season. Until 1888 the Thai New Year was the beginning of the year in Thailand thereafter 1 April was used until 1940. 1 January is now the beginning of the year the traditional Thai New Year has been a national holiday since then.

The Thai people celebrate this festival with water. Everyone gets soaking wet and since it is the hottest season of the year, be prepared to get soaked if your walking around.

The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns (sometimes mixed with mentholated talc), or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby. This, however, was not always the main activity of this festival. Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends and neighbors.

Apr
5

“Party for Japan” Davinci Restaurant

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This event will cost Thb 1000 per ticket including three drinks, the DaVinci Buffet and a live band.

Buy your tickets at the DaVinci Restaurant in Nai Harn or the Golden Tulip Mangosteen Resort, Serenity Terraces, Vijitt Resort or Friendship Beach in Rawai or during the Comedy Club event to be held at the Holiday Inn in Patong on April 20th.

This fantadstic evening is to help raise funds for the Japanese people displaced by this terrible catastrophe.

The Japanese foundation of Phuket will be selling t-shirts on the night. Come dance the night away with us while raising funds for a really good cause.

Tickets will be limited to a maximum 400 people so get your tickets early

At Davinci Restaurant Nai Harn on the 27th April 2011

Mar
16

Sunset Sea Turtle Release

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The 18th anniversary of Laguna Phuket’s sea turtle release ceremony will take place at the Banyan Tree Phuket beachfront at the beginning of April 2011. The event is to fundraise for Phuket Marine Biological Centre and the Third Naval Area Command, Royal Thai Navy to buy satellite tracking devices for the ongoing conservation and research programme, as well as food for turtle nurseries. Participants will able to play game booths on the beach, compete in turtle sand sculpture competitions, and donate to releasing juvenile turtles. The event will include the very first turtles equipped with satellite tracking devices to be released directly into the Andaman Ocean under this research programme.

Mar
11

This Month on Phuket FM Radio…

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91.5FM’s launch Lights Out Phuket!

On March 26, 2011 an anticipated total of more than 1 billion people from 223 countries around the world will switch off all non-essential lights and electronic appliances between 8.30 and 9.30pm local time in support of the fifth annual Earth Hour.

What started as a project between the WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007 has become a global tradition and the 2011 hour expected to be bigger than ever before as part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

As a central figure in the Phuket community, 91.5FM – Phuket Island Radio has launched and is actively supporting Earth Hour and volunteering to raise awareness of the movement so that everyone in Phuket – Thais, expats and holidaymakers – can join the fight to make a difference by switching off their lights.

More information about Earth Hour – written in both English and Thai – can be found at the website www.earthhourphuket.com and volunteers can also register their support for ‘Lights Out Phuket’ on the Earth Hour Phuket page on Facebook.

Climate change is of growing concern to everyone, something highlighted by the difficulties facing many around the world right now.

91.5FM hopes that everyone in Phuket on March 26 will join the station in switching their lights off for 60 minutes and contributing to the efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Get involved with Earth Hour and and get a FREE 30 Second on 91.5FM!

Go to www.earthhourphuket.com and click on the supporters tab to sign up for Earth Hour Phuket and 91.5FM will mention you or your business LIVE for 30 Seconds on Phuket FM Radio. Just add your name, Lights Out Phuket message and upload your logo to get started with this amazing event.

Twitter goes orange with 91.5FM!

Now you can follow all of your favourite shows that are broadcast from the studios of 91.5FM on Twitter.

Keep up to dat with everything that is happening on 91.5FM and throughtout Phuket direct from the dj’s as they present their shows to you. All the gossip and excitment as it happens plus local news updates, Phuket event highlights, traffic alerts, competitions, special promotions, and in show features.

To follow 91.5Fm – Phuket FM Radio on Twitter either search for ‘Phuket Radio’ or visit our profile at www.twitter.com/phuketradio

91.5FM Podcasts are here

91.5FM now offers you all of our evening shows from Monday to Friday as Easy to Download Podcasts so that you can enjoy these fabulous shows again and again at your own leisure. The Old Record Club, The History of Dance Music, Mark Wilkinson’s Club Classics, Kidology and Disco Daze are all available for download.

In order to make your podcast download easier Phuket FM Radio has broken each show in to 3 easy to download parts, each1 hour in length.

Best of all we keep the past three weeks of shows so if you miss part or all of one of you favourite shows on 91.5FM, just go to the Phuket FM Radio website: www.phuketfmradio.com and click the ‘Podcasts’ button to download what you want.

Introducing Mark Wilkinson

On January 14, internationally renowned DJ, producer, remixer and promoter Mark Wilkinson joined 91.5FM – Phuket Island Radio, bringing the very best contemporary and classic house music exclusively to 91.5FM four nights a week.

Mark has been in the music industry since the early 1990s and has brought an impressive resume to 91.5FM which includes having launched his own record label – Kidology Records; had a UK Top Ten hit with a remix of Lou Reed’s ‘Satellite of Love’ under his alias ‘Dab Hands’; and taken the Kidology label to top clubs in London, Ibiza and other locations around the world.

Kidology is all about vibrancy, colour, flair and putting the ‘party feeling’ back into club land and it is exactly that kind of energy and excitement that Mark will bring to 91.5FM from 7pm until 10pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Over the coming months you’re going to hear a lot of Mark but what about the man himself? In a two-part interview we have a look at who he is, what’s influenced him and how he arrived at 91.5FM.

What were your music influences at a young age?
Well from a very, very young age my Mum was all about Elvis and The Beatles, who of course were both huge and had some of the most amazing melodies in their songs. They got me into popular music but at roughly the time I decided that my Mum must no longer cut my hair – aged about 11 or 12 I think – I really got into soul. At that time Radio London used to have an awesome line up of DJs playing Soul, Funk, Rap & Hip Hop. Tony Blackburn, Dave Pearce and Steve Walsh were playing all the most upfront music every morning and most evenings too. I used to stay up late to listen then bunk off school in the mornings to catch Tony Blackburn daily – the signs of a misspent youth!! So that was where my real love of club music kicked in and it’s not left me yet.

When did you start getting into DJing and when did you realise that you might be able to do it for a living?
I started DJing at 17 at my mates’ house parties. I couldn’t really mix to begin with but people liked my music selection so I filled the dance floor areas. I noticed that other DJs didn’t get the same reaction from the crowd that I did, so then I started to do mix tapes (as it was back then). I gave them out to friends and they took on a life of their own; I’d get messages and calls from people I didn’t know saying they were listening to my tape at some party and it was going off! I guess I knew then I could make this my life, and it just grew from there. Once people knew the tapes and talked about them in the clubs, promoters wanted to book me for their nights. This was a bit more daunting but I was enjoying it so much I just went for it. Next thing you know I’ve played in 65 countries worldwide to hundreds of thousands of people and loved every second of it!

Given you’ve played to crowds all over the world, which is your favourite club?
Hmm, a good answer would have to be the next one…. and the really honest answer is that just can’t pick one favourite. The fact of the matter is, wherever I am playing, if there is a crowd of people – large or small – and they’re appreciating what I’m doing, then I love it too; that can be from 20 people at a small private party to thousands at a club or a festival.

Best friend in the industry?
I have so many friends worldwide in this industry that I am truly blessed. For example last year I dodged the volcanic ash cloud that was over Europe and I remember seeing people stranded at airports for days on end and thinking that if I was stuck in any location in the world there is always someone I could ring who would let me stay with them or find me a place to stay; I simply love that. There is no doubt, however, that my current Business Development Director at Kidology, Mr Paul Bryenton, is a truly great friend and has become invaluable to me, as well as being a friend he is an amazing business guy for me to work and grow with for the future.

What is Kidology?
Kidology is recognized as one of London’s most uniquely styled nights out and has been raising the bar in recent times, holding nights and tours as far afield as, Dubai, China, Russia, throughout Europe, Ibiza, the UK and, of course, Thailand. It started out a few years back in London at legendary venues such as The Cross, The End, Ministry of Sound, The Egg, and Pacha, and has now grown into a worldwide party brand. The ethos behind Kidology is to put the ‘party’ feeling back into club land; Kidology is a fun, flamboyant, and friendly night out, encompassing a special brand of great house music.

Feb
7

Earth Hour Phuket Launches ‘Lights Out Phuket’

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Earth Hour Phuket Launches ‘Lights Out Phuket’ an initiative to help SAVE THE EARTH.

On March 26th 2011 an anticipated total of more than 1 billion people from 223 countries around the world will switch off all non-essential lights and electronic appliances between 8.30 and 9.30pm local time in support of the fifth annual Earth Hour.

What started as a project between the WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007 has become a global tradition and the 2011 hour expected to be bigger than ever before as part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

As a central figure in the Phuket community, 91.5FM – Phuket Island Radio is actively supporting Earth Hour and volunteering to raise awareness of the movement so that everyone in Phuket – Thais, expats and holidaymakers – can join the fight to make a difference by switching off their lights.

More information about Earth Hour Phuket – written in both English and Thai – can be found at the website www.earthhourphuket.com and volunteers can also register their support for ‘Lights Out Phuket’ on the Earth Hour Phuket page on Facebook.

Climate change is of growing concern to everyone, something highlighted by the difficulties facing many around the world right now.

91.5FM hopes that everyone in Phuket on March 26th will join the station in switching their lights off for 60 minutes and contributing to the efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Earth Hour Phuket is a voluntary initiative of 91.5FM – Phuket Island Radio

Marketing Support by Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd

Jan
30

The Sponsorship Experts donate funds to the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron – Press Release

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The Sponsorship Experts donate funds to the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron
Giving back to the community, supporting the future of the sport and celebrating their fifth year working with Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

To celebrate their highly successful working relationship with Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, The Sponsorship Experts – Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. are donating a percentage of their profits from the 2011 event to support the Optimist Fleet of the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron; who will be using the boats every week for training to compete in all the Thai National events throughout the year.

Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is Asia’s fastest growing regatta; the event has seen unparalleled growth in the past five-years following a strategic alliance with Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. The Sponsorship Experts have brought to the regatta long standing brand partnerships which have raised the bar for sailing events across Asia. The Sponsorship Experts have once again been instrumental in the 2011 regatta securing the support of global brands for an almost sell-out year, only one Presenting Sponsor, two Co-Sponsors and one Official Supplier opportunities remain for the international event. Following in the footsteps of Six Senses Phuket Raceweek rights holders IMAGE Asia, who have supported youth sailing across the kingdom since the events inception eight-years ago; The Sponsorship Experts are aiding the sport once more by donating to the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron, ensuring the future of the sport through the next generation of sailors.
The Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron is a not for profit organisation offering local and underprivileged children the opportunity to learn how to sail and to encourage others to take part in the activity that is very much part of Phuket’s sporting culture. The Sponsorship Experts are proud to be supporting such a worth while organisation and aid the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron in their continued effort to encourage, enthuse and educate young people in the art of team work and sailing. Other boats have generously been donated by like minded companies, taking the Phuket Sailing Squadron up to an impressive fifteen boats.

Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd., Managing Director, Paul Poole added:
“Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is one of the highlights of the Asian sailing calendar and my own personal favourite. I have become passionate about the sport and its development for the community through our work over the past fiveyears. I look forward to seeing the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron compete in the coming months and am so pleased that we are able to give a little back and help disadvantaged children get involved in something so rewarding!”

Katy Gooch of the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron said:
“The Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron have been overwhelmed by the great support we have received. We thank Paul and many other companies for providing boats for the Optimist Fleet, taking them up to a phenomenal fifteen boats, the benefits that the squadron gains from such generous donations are priceless!”

Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd is an independent marketing consultancy based in Bangkok, Thailand,
specialising in commercial sponsorship and partnership marketing, working with both rights holders and randsacting as a catalyst by bringing them together and maximising the relationship.

The consultancy has packaged, sold and managed sponsorship & partnership opportunities for a wide range of
rights holders, having worked with many of the world’s leading brands to source and engage the right ponsorships and partnerships in order to maximise their potential.

Contact Details
For Further Information
Paul Poole (South East Asia) Company Limited
198 Tanou Road
Bovernives
Pranakorn
Bangkok 20200
Thailand
Tel./Fax: + 66 2622 0605-7
www.paulpoole.co.th

Paul Poole – Managing Director
(English Speaking)
Email: paul@paulpoole.co.th
Tel: + 66 8 6563 3196

Udomporn Phanjindawan – Personal Assistant
(Thai/English Speaking)
Email: Udomporn@paulpoole.co.th
Tel: + 66 8 6382 9949

Websites
www.paulpoole.co.th
www.phuketraceweek.com/sponsorship

http://phuketyouthsailing.org


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