From 26th May until 2nd June 2018, the Samui Regatta will attract marine sports enthusiasts from around the world to Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui on the island’s Chaweng Beach.
The annual yachting event showcases skills of international racers and regional yachting veterans over five days of competition in the azure waters of the Gulf of Siam. Now in its 17th year, the Samui Regatta has been hosted by award-winning Centara Grand Beach Resort Koh Samui since its inception.“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 Voytek Klasicki, General Manager Centara Grand Samui Beach Resort.
“Koh 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 and one of the best sporting and lifestyle events in Thailand, attracting strong racing, cruising and multihull fleets with around 500 participants from over 20 countries taking part.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui is the home of the Samui Regatta “It's great to see such a competitive line up again this year across all the sailing classes. There are some very evenly matched boats and crews so I'm sure everyone will enjoy the five days of racing we have planned for them,” added Race Director, Simon James.
As well as action on the water, the Samui Regatta attracts spectators and vacationers for its onshore social scene. Centara Grand Beach Resort, as host venue, ensures everyone from the crew to visitors, enjoys the resort’s facilities, services and world class cuisine. During the competition, the Regatta Tavern, right in front of the host resort, opens for beachfront sundowners from 5-7pm runs Race Day Happy Hour with an open bar serving Samui Regatta signature cocktails, a huge range of isotonic drinks, canapes and more. It is a go-to meeting spot to check-out the day’s race results and presentations.
The Samui regatta ends in style with an exclusive Gala Dinner for 500+ guests on the beachfront lawn at Centara Grand Beach Resort, with live music and awards presented by a guest MC.