Pattaya Events is the best site available for keeping up what is on in and around the Pattaya area. And one of the top events that is shortly coming up is the hotly anticipated Top of the Gulf Regatta 2018.
Held annually at the prestigious Ocean Marina Yacht Club Thailand, this event will take place between 27th April and the 1st May.
Top of the Gulf 2018
The 2018 Top of the Gulf event is the fourteenth that has been held and each event is getting bigger and more successful. The waters of the Gulf of Thailand are perfect for a regatta and teams and boats come from all around the world to compete.
Participating over the five days will be multihull and keel boats, and any participating vessel can take advantage of free berthing in the marina. This gives the competitors access to all Ocean Marina Yacht Club’s amenities, and a chance to mix socially with other sailors at the social events held every evening.
The regatta includes twelve classes: keelboats, multihulls, beach catamarans, Optimists, one-design Platus, and a IOM Class RC Yachts.
The IOM Class RC Yachts and dinghy classes will compete on three individual inshore courses, away from the main competition. They also have their own independent race management.
ASAF Youth Sailing Cup
The ASAF Youth Cup is taking place from May the 3rd to May the 6th, straight after the Top of the Gulf Regatta. Also being held in Pattaya at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. This means that the Top of the Gulf is a great opportunity to get real sailing practice and learn about the waters before the ASAF Sailing Cup.
Why Race at Top of the Gulf
The Ocean Marina Yacht Club is the largest marina in South East Asia and is the premier yacht facility in Thailand. There are many reasons why sailors travel so far to compete in this prestigious regatta and some are listed below.
- Racing is competitive and close – the race management at the Top of the Gulf Regatta is of international standard which ensures close and competitive racing that regularly go down to the wire.
- Enjoy a holiday – Pattaya offers so much to competitors, the crews and their families. The vast array of facilities and entertainment venues make it a great choice to hold an event such as this. For those who like to explore, they can sail their boats to the many islands off Pattaya and along the great coastline of the Gulf.
- Racing for all – The Top of the Gulf Regatta was formed to provide a stimulus for sailing in the area. Because of this the regatta has always attracted a diverse range of boats and competitors. Sailors vary from youth to serious professionals and everything in between.
The Top of the Gulf Regatta is an exceptionally successful and a very popular sailing and social event. Each year the event is getting bigger and bigger and it has set the benchmark for regattas all over Asia.