- As well as being rich in tradition and custom, Phuket has now been labeled the "Caribbean of the Orient" by international yachtsmen who vie for the coveted Royal Trophy. This prestigious event, which starts at Phi Phi Island was established in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of King Bhumibhol. Despite the growing number of participants and followers, there has been recent pressure placed on the Phuket Yacht Club to seek a date when the winds are more favorable. However, at present it remains on its original and more significant date.
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