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Regattas Asia takes over day-to-day running of The Bay Regatta

Regattas Asia takes over day-to-day running of The Bay Regatta

PHUKET: Ao Chalong Yacht Club has announced that Regattas Asia will take over the day to day running of The Bay Regatta, which is held annually in the waters of Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi.

Friday 13 December 2013, 02:11PM

Regattas Asia, are widely recognized as Asia’s Regatta specialists, providing race management and on-shore services to the regions leading regattas.

Their ever growing portfolio of supported events include: The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, The Royal Langkawi International Regatta, The China Cup International Regatta, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week and the Koh Samui Regatta.

Announcing the dates of this year’s regatta as 12th – 16th February 2014. Mick Kealy, Commodore of Ao Chalong Yacht Club said:

“Now in its 17th year, The Bay Regatta is a unique event, covering the three provinces of Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi. As such, it is a logistically challenging event for a small yacht club like ourselves to manage on a day to day basis. “

“We are delighted to formalise our agreement with the Regattas Asia Team to take over the commercial management of the event, allowing the Yacht Club to concentrate our resources on developing sailing in Phuket through our new Youth Training Scheme and fantastic club racing programme.”

Cassia Phuket

The official change of management does not signify any major changes to the event, as the Regattas Asia has been involved in running the racing side of the regatta or over 15 years and have managed all aspects of the event for Ao Chalong Yacht Club for the past 3 years. Racing and courses will continue to be overseen by local sailing personalities Andy Dowden and Simon James.

About The Bay Regatta: Now in its 17th year, attracting around 40 – 50 yachts and often billed ‘Asia’s fun regatta’, the hallmark of this event is a casual, fun-filled atmosphere.

Many families and friends join together to sail the four-day event and while the sailing is serious for many racing class yachts, a large number of cruisers join for the experience of sailing through some of the world’s most amazing maritime scenery.

With four days of racing and five days of partying, the regatta crosses the three provinces of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, is surely one of the most scenic regattas on the Asian racing calendar and always lives up to its reputation as the FUN Regatta!

Full details on the event and on-line entry are available at www.bayregatta.com

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