PATTAYA, 31 March 2015: Asia’s largest multi-class racing regatta will take place in Pattaya 30 April to 4 May attracting a record participation of more than 700 sailors.
The 11 th edition of Top of the Gulf Regatta, will be officially introduced at a press conference Wednesday 1 April at 13:30, at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok.
Top of the Gulf Regatta is a firm favourite on the Asian sailing calendar welcoming over 250 boats and their race teams.
It was voted as voted ‘Asian Regatta of the Year’ at the 2014 Asian Marine & Boating Awards.
Commenting on the regatta in a preamble to the press briefing, the organisers said sailing and regattas “were significant generators of tourism revenue and the Top of the Gulf Regatta continues to grow and promote sailing, sports tourism and Thailand.”
The Regatta’s sailing base is the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, which is part of Ocean Property. It represents a multi-million US dollar investment in sports tourism infrastructure and has undergone expansion in recent years to make it now the largest marina in Southeast Asia.
The Top of the Gulf Regatta attracts sailors from over 30 nationalities and is also a strong supporter of grass roots sailing with over 100 young Thai sailors competing each year at the event, providing them with an opportunity for international competition.