All sails to the wind

event April 03, 2018 15:00

By The Nation

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One of the most popular sailing events of the year, the Top of the Gulf Regatta will be held from April 27 to May 1 with yachts departing from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya.

The regatta, which is known for providing international standard race management and close and competitive racing across all classes and is now in its 14th edition, attracts a diverse range of boats from optimists and dinghies to one-design Platus, IRC yachts and multihulls. Sailors also vary in age and skills. ranging from youngsters to past Olympians and regional champions, sailing pros and weekend sailors.

This year, Top of the Gulf has 12 classes, including keelboats, multihulls, one-design Platus (competing for the Coronation Cup), beach catamarans, dinghies, Optimists (competing for the Thailand Optimist National Championships), and an IOM Class RC Yachts. The organiser may add a Class 0 for TP52 yachts should entry numbers be sufficient.

New features include same end time for all classes to allow attendance of the final night’s Gala Dinner; results for the keelboat and multihull classes posted to the official website immediately after completion of the race, and a new menu at The Sailor’s Bar.

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