SAMUI, Thailand, 17 May 2018: The Samui Regatta will attract sailing enthusiasts from around the world to Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui on the island’s idyllic Chaweng Beach, 26 May to 2 June.
Billed as the final event of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship 2018, the Samui Regatta showcases the skills of top international and regional yachting veterans over the five-day races off the coast of Samui.
Now in its 17th year, the Samui Regatta has been hosted by award-winning Centara Grand Beach Resort Koh Samui since its inception, prompting members of the regional yachting community to refer to the resort as the ‘Home of the Samui Regatta’.
The resort provides the perfect base for spectators, competitors and crew members to enjoy a full line-up of regatta parties.
“We’re proud to be the host of this truly international event as we welcome visitors from around the globe to enjoy our fabulous facilities and stunning island environment,” says, Centara Grand Samui Beach Resort general manager, Voytek Klasicki.
“Samui is Thailand’s most popular boutique island with good reason and the Samui Regatta has become part of its modern heritage with people returning year after year to enjoy the fun on and off the water,” he added.
In the last decade, the Samui Regatta has grown to become one of Asia’s leading regattas attracting strong racing, cruising and multihull fleets with around 500 participants from over 20 countries taking part.
The regatta generates around THB 18 million for the local Koh Samui economy annually.
The official opening party is traditionally held at Centara Grand Beach Resort with free-flow drinks, snacks and great entertainment. During the competition, the Regatta Tavern, right in front of the host resort, opens for beachfront sundowners from 1700 to 1900 runs Race Day Happy Hour with an open bar serving Samui Regatta signature cocktails.
The Samui regatta ends in style with an exclusive Gala Dinner for 500+ guests on the beachfront lawn at Centara Grand Beach Resort, with a delicious buffet, live music and awards presented by a guest MC. Tickets are included in the crew fees with some available to purchase, along with one-day social passes.