Five reasons to race

PATTAYA, 13 March 2018: Now entering its 14th year, Pattaya’s Top of the Gulf Regatta presented by Ocean Marina is a firm favourite with sailors.

The multi-class regatta, held annually in the Gulf of Thailand, 7 km from Pattaya and hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club, attracts sailors from 25 countries.

Scheduled for 27 April to 1 May, the organisers are canvassing for a record turnout this year claiming there are five reasons why boaties should participate in this event.

Close And Competitive Racing

Top of the Gulf Regatta is known for its close and competitive racing. Separate race courses and on-water race officials for the Optimists, dinghy fleets, and keelboat and multihull fleets, ensures the best race experience for all competitors.

Racing For All

Top of the Gulf Regatta attracts a diverse range of boats across 12 classes, from Optimists, single-handed and double-handed dinghies to one-design Platus, cruisers, IRC yachts and multihulls. There’s even a radio controlled class, which this year will see more than 20 competitors.

The Après-Regatta Scene

Regattas in Thailand are famous for their onshore parties and Top of the Gulf Regatta is no different. With a focus on the outdoors sailors gather each evening on the marina’s lawn to party under the stars.

The comprehensive social programme is all-inclusive in the entry fee, the regatta finishes with a  gala dinner under the stars right on the marina front hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club.

Make A Holiday Of It

Pattaya is easily accessible from Bangkok and just 15 minutes away from Ocean Marina Yacht Club is U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport, which is served by international flights from Air Asia, Qatar Airways, Thai Lion Air and Nok Ai.

Safe And Secure Marina Home

All participating keelboats and multihulls are allocated a wet berth free of charge for the duration of the regatta. Within five minutes of boarding crews will be out of the marina and on their way to the start, and once the day’s racing is finished crews can tie up to the dock and enjoy the onshore functions with peace of mind their yacht is safe and secure.

For visiting yachts and crew, the organisers offer free transfers from U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport to Ocean Marina Yacht Club.