AsiaRooms.com – Koh Samui Regatta gearing up for tenth anniversary

April 23, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The Koh Samui Regatta, one of the biggest events of its kind in Asia, will celebrate its tenth anniversary when it returns at the end of next month.

Just 11 boats took part in the inaugural race in 2001 but it has grown rapidly since these humble beginnings and now attracts some of the continent's best yachts and sailors.

It achieved international status in 2003, when it began to see entrants come from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

More than 300 boats participated in 2008 and over 350 took part the following year. In 2009, the event generated around 250 million Thai baht (£5 million) for the country's economy and over 30 million Thai baht worth of media coverage.

As the finale of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix season, the overall title often depends on the result of the Koh Samui Regatta, based at Chaweng Beach.

In 2011, proceedings run from May 28th to June 5th. The racing takes place between 10:00 and 16:00 local time from May 30th to June 4th, with a rest day on June 2nd.

Sailing fans can use AsiaRooms.com to choose from a wide array of Koh Samui hotels, including the Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, close to the bay where most of the yachts are anchored.

Further details can be found by visiting www.samuiregatta.com/.

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