Ao Chalong Yacht Club invited to run
The Bay Regatta- Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi in 2011
Greetings all past and future regatta participants,
For 13 years the Phang Nga Bay Regatta (renamed The Bay Regatta – Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi this year to reflect its true nature) was run under the banner of my former company, Artasia Press. I was one of the founders, and have maintained control of and legal responsibility for the event since its inception. As the long-time participants know, in the early days the staff of my publishing company even handled most of the organization and work as well.
Things have changed. My publishing company was lost in a take-over, and since then the magazines that were largely responsible for floating the regatta by attracting sponsors have virtually disappeared under their new ownership. I am currently in the process of launching a new, interactive, web-based business, and no longer have the resources to back this event as before.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand, unfortunately, rejected our appeal for sponsorship. On top of this, the current economic hard times that now affects most businesses makes finding cash sponsors all the more difficult.
Thus, I was contemplating the unthinkable – canceling the event for 2011, while working towards a renewal in 2012 when, hopefully, more resources and sponsorship would be available. However, The Ao Chalong Yacht Club, always the sponsoring club behind the event, has agreed to step in and take over the organization for 2011. The event might have to be scaled back under their banner and in the difficult circumstances, however, they are determined to stage the best event they can.
Though the organizing team will be new, the same faces will likely be seen doing the on the-water organization. Please support their efforts to run this event in a difficult times.
Meantime, I will focus on 2012 and have every confidence I will be able to bring more resources and return to running the event, but with new ideas and energy.
2011 Regatta Regatta Dates:
The 2011 Bay Regatta Dates have been set for 9th to 13th February 2011
Registration will be on Wednesday 9th
Racing will be on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th February 2011
We have set dates of future regattas up to 2013. View these future dates here.
Phang Nga Bay Regatta gets a New Name
The Bay Regatta — Phuket - Phang Nga - Krabi is the new name for the well-known Phang Nga Bay Regatta which has run for the past 13 years. Read More . . .
2010 Regatta Newsletters:
• 4 February
• 5 February
• 6 February
• 7 February
2010 Video Footage:
We have posted a collection of videos shot by various people and companies at this year's Phang Nga Bay Regatta that you can watch here
We now have the final results for the 2010 Regatta. They are listed below
• Results Day 1 (4 February)
• Results Day 2 (5 February)
• Results Day 3 (6 February)
• Results Day 4 (7 February)
• Overall Results
To download the file right click the link and select Save File or Save Link As
2010 Regatta Reports:
• Sail World - Phang Nga Bay Regatta 2010 – a sight for sore eyes
• Sail World - Phang Nga Bay Regatta 2010: 'just one more...' (picture)
• Asian Yachting - Pre Regatta Report
• Asian Yachting - Regatta Photos
• Asian Yachting - Race Report 1
• Asian Yachting - Race Report 2
• Asian Yachting - Race Report 3
• Asian Yachting - Race Report 4
2010 Regatta Notices:
• Notice of Race for Phang Nga Bay Regatta 2010
• The Courses for Phang Nga Bay Regatta 2010
Sailing Instructions will be issued at registration
(if you would like to download the NOR, Courses or the Sailing Instructions please right click the link and select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As")
Classes for the 2010 regatta:
Based on entries received, the race committee has re-allocated classes as follows:
• Cruising A
• Cruising B
• Multihulls - Racing
• Multihulls - Cruising
• Firefly 850 Sport
The split between Multihull Racing and Multihull Cruising Classes will be made at time of registration and based on final entries.
Bareboat Class will now be merged into the Monohull Classes based on TCF.
2010 Regatta Progamme
|Wednesday 3rd February
||Registration from noon til 1730 at Absolute Chandara Resort & Spa at Ao Po followed by Opening Party starting at 1830 hrs.
|Thursday 4th February
||Race Day 1. Party and presentations at Laem Sak Seafood at Chong Lat starting at 1830 hrs.
|Friday 5th February
||Race Day 2. Party and presentations at Ko Yao Noi Paradise Resort starting at 1830 hrs.
|Saturday 6th February
||Race Day 3. Party and presentations at Sheraton Krabi Resort starting at 1830 hrs.
|Sunday 7th February
||Race Day 4. Party and presentations at Kan Eang II Restaurant in Chalong starting at 1830 hrs.
2010 Phang Nga Bay Regatta Sponsors
The Phang Nga Bay Regatta Committee is pleased to welcome back some previous sponsors and welcome some new ones on board for the 13th Regatta.
13th PHANG NGA BAY REGATTA 2010 COMMITTEE
Committee members of the 2010 PHANG NGA BAY REGATTA. Please note that these are all volunteers. Please contact specific persons with queries related to his/her responsibilities.
:: List of committee members::
OTHER REGATTA INFORMATION
• Payment Method
• Thai Cap Rating: Form & Boat Measurements
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