From 25 May to 1 June 2019 will take place one of the most exciting and adventorous experiences in Thailand: Samui Regatta. One of the most important sports events in the entire region.
It makes the perfect getaway, full of adrenaline, sun and fun. Here at Boutique Yachting we will explain everything about it to you, so you can understand why it is one of the best experiences you will ever live.
So, if you are planning to visit the island during those dates, then you better read this!
What Is Samui Regatta?
It all started back in 2002, and since then, it has become one of the most important sailing events in Asia, attracting the best yachts in the continent in one place. It has become the closing event for the famous and important Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.
The Regattas Asia, along with the Samui Yacht Club Regatta, are responsible for organizing it every year. Even though it changed its location in 2018, it will come back this 2019.
It has four main goals:
- Make Koh Samui a leading destination for sailing, be it competitive or for leisure
- Attract more tourists to Samui, especially those attracted to water sports like sailing. According to statistics, it brings over 18 million bath into the local economy every year
- Bring more support to sports and education in the island
- Increase the participation and awareness of water sports in the continent.
It has the entire support of the following institutions:
- The Province of Surat Thani
- The Tourism Association of Koh Samui
- The Municipal of Koh Samui
- The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand
- The Sports Authority of Thailand.
As you can see, it is as prestigious and important as it gets, because it manages to attract tons of attention and participation from all across the region.
You will see over 500 competitors participating in this exciting event, where they bring their best ships and pour all of their talent, experience and effort into winning the prestigious main prize.
However, it is not all about racing, because here you can also enjoy exciting social events and parties that take place at the popular Chaweng Beach, one of the best beaches in the island.
As a result, thanks to the amazing event, Koh Samui has become one of the most prestigious and important sailing destinations not only in Asia, but in the entire world.
How To Participate?
As it seems you don’t want to be just another expectator, you actually want to participate. You want to battle against the rest to claim the prize and proclaim yourself the champion. Fair enough, here is how you can register to participate:
All you have to do is to enter to this link and either register online or send them a paper form as per their instructions: http://www.samuiregatta.com/events/online-entry
You will have to pay according to your racing class to participate. The approximate price will be $2,000 USD, which is a dair price for such a great adventure, especially if you love waterports and are looking to add unique memories to your trip to Thailand.
Consider that it is one of the most competitive events in the world, and hence, you got to be ready for what it will demand from you, which will not be little. However, if you are considering to participate, you may already feel capable of doing it.
In any case, you still have months to prepare yourself for this adventure, and you should definitively do it, because it will be a fascinating, original and exciting experience. You will measure your performance, talent and experience against other great competitors who are coming here to attempt glory.
Why Koh Samui?
It is one of the most beautiful and popular tropical destinations in the world. The weather is excellent – especially during the dates of the Samui Regatta – and therefore an ideal place for this kind of competition. The water conditions are optimal, and there is a lot to do.
After you have experienced this event, you can still stay in the island and enjoy the many activities, like visiting the Ang Thong Marine Park or taking a yacht tour around the island. We can help you with that.
Conclusion and Final Words:
Now you have another reason to visit Koh Samui, because this sailing event is unique to this island. You won’t find something similar.
The races, the parties, the excitement, the adrenaline and the adventure. You will love this experience.
If you have any question or doubt, feel free to reach out to us by writing a comment or below or contacting us. We will be happy to help you.