Bay Regatta 2020 : Sail through the Majestic Coastal Beauty of Thailand

Every year the thrilling yachting event of Bay Regatta catches the attention of tourists from all over the globe. It's a four-day event that joins friends and family together. The motto of this fun-filled event is to create a casual entertaining environment for the locals and tourists.

The event is popularly known as 'The Regatta that Travels'. Passionate cruisers take part in this fascinating race of yachts to experience lavishing coastal beauty. The regatta covers Phuket, Krabi, and Phang Nga provinces. This racing event is one of the most iconic events in Thailand. Experiencing the event will surely match your expectations.

But wait! There's more than just racing. Bay Regatta will offer you the ultimate partying experience for the fifth and final day. And don't forget about the prize distribution ceremony. The winner of Bay Regatta gets awarded with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize trophies based on their scores.

Bay Regatta 2020 Dates

In 2020, the Race will be held from 5th of February to 9th February.

How to Enter the Bay Reggata?

The official website of Bay Regatta (here) opens its online registration section a few months before the main event. The racing event allows up to 40 to 50 yachts per year. This is due to the limited facilities of the whole venue.

Who Are the Organisers of the Bay Reggata?

Regattas Asia will be organising this unique event. Also, the tourism authority of Thailand and the Yacht Racing Association takes part in co-organising organising. These three associations join hands for the lovers of sailing. 

What the Hype is All About?

The sailing race of Thailand has plenty of reasons to call itself one of the remarkable events on earth. The breathtaking view of splendid limestone topography will drive you to be a part of this once in a lifetime experience. This beautiful limestone topography enhances the beauty of Phang Nga and Krabi provinces. 

The participant list in the racing event Bay Regatta is massive. The thrill and fun is a key factor to engage more people in this fun event. The journey becomes memorable with the presence of majestic cliffs in Phang Nga. 

After living a day full of adventure and unlimited fun you’ll look for some cosy place to relax. To give you the utmost comfort the resorts in Regatta are the ultimate destination. Not just villas you can choose to stay at various villas and beach suits based on your mood and budget.

History of the Bay Regatta

The 23rd Bay regatta started its journey in 1998. The ACYC (Ao Chalong Yacht Club) organised the racing event for the first time. Back in the days, it was known as Phang Nga Bay Regatta.

Traditionally this racing vent used to organise around the new year (Chinese), from January to February. However, the timing now varies to let more yacht sailors join the racing event.

Here Are a Few Things to Note Before and During the Event

1. Mind the Weather

The Bay Regatta event has some history of cancellation due to stormy and rough weather. So make sure to be aware of the wind and weather forecast before jumping on the fun sailing.

2. Always Take Precautions as Necessary

Make sure to be careful while dealing with the loaded ropes. Don’t try to sit or step on them. Wear gloves all the time. Try not to put your fingers in the middle of the ropes and drums. Be attentive and take care of yourself. 

3. The Dress-Code

There is only one rule in dressing, that is to be comfortable! Wear clothes keeping in mind about the weather. But try to wear something with long-sleeves. As you’ll need protection for tanned skin and sun rays. Gloves and hats should be the main accessory in your fashion list. 

However, purchase shoes with non-slip outsoles, lightweight, and fixed heels. It will help you to avoid the inevitable injuries most of the sailors face, ignoring this simple rule. 

4. What to Eat?

The crew will let you know what types of food they generally eat or purchase during the race. However, one can cook simple dishes by taking turns. Though various regattas present the crew with everyday meals and evening programs. 

The appealing side scenery and stirring yacht race allure every individual racer. This unique event will be a one of a kind experience for sure. The night party is another most happening thing at the event of the Bay Regatta.
 

So what are you waiting for? Visit this place, to cross this off from your adventure bucket list now!

This post was published by Arnab Ghosh

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