The Bay Regatta coming back with yachts to take part in the annual race around Phang Nga Bay had ready to sail from Phuket on February 9th. Although the five days event is running by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) this year, the club confirmed the racing is being regulated by the same team as in previous years.
This event known as the Phang Nga Bay Regatta referred to the event that displaying some of the most attracting marine scenery in the world like its beaches, its limestone and cliffs of Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi. This year regards as its 14th year, the regatta is unique among Thailand sailing events. It is being primary key on the Southeast Asia yachting calendar with boats and crew return to compete annually.
The fun regatta hold the other part of racing like program parties while the number of the yachts limited to around 50 yachts. The participants are from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, Turkey, and also Thailand. They are expected to compete the honors of the classes Racing A, Cruising A, Cruising B, Multi-hulls, and Firefly 850.
Most of the regatta’s popularity begin from its preference to the serious as well as the not serious racers while most of the participants sleeping on their boats to the new harbor and party venue each night. The boats will wander for four days from the eastern coast of Phuket to Koh Yao Noi then going to Krabi where racing will continue along the coast then around the islands for some days. The last day of the racing will be on February 13th. Then you will see yachts crossing the bay back to the finish line at the southeastern tip of Phuket. The peak event of the regatta will take place on the final award presentations and party at the new ACYC bayside clubhouse.
News by Phuket Gazette