One of Asia's biggest regatta's and the final of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix, this event has grown to attract the best yachts in Asia and a large spectator following who come for great sailing, great parties and many other events that occur during one incredible week each year.
By the 3rd year the regatta had achieved International status and was beginning to attract a number of boats from overseas including Hong Kong, Singapore and even Australia.
The regatta continued to grow and cemented its importance to the Asian yachting scene by being
the last regatta in the Asian Yachting Grand Prix series.
After 8 races in 5 countries this means that the overall grand prix results often come down to how well yachts perform in Samui.
The regatta was purchased in late 2007 and management of the regatta was outsourced to
professional Bangkok based event organizers MobyElite, ensuring a bright future and the ensuing growth of the regatta.
This future was further cemented when island based business Web Sawadee came on as a principle partner for 3 years allowing us to further raise the profile of the event.
- In 2008 there were over 300 participants from over 20 countries.
- The event generated over 13 million bahts worth of media coverage.
- It generated nearly 100 million baht for the Thai economy
- In 2009 there were 350 participants
- Then event generated over 30 million bahts worth of media coverage.
- It generated approximately 250 million baht for the Thai economy.
The Regatta has 3 key objectives;
1. Increase tourists to the island of Koh Samui.
2. Increase awareness and participation in Sailing in Asia.
3. Support youth education and sporting activities on the island.
It aims to do this through actively increasing the value we offer to all key stakeholders. Participants, Spectators, Media, Sponsors and the Community.