Top of the Gulf regatta will be held in the waters just outside the Ocean Marina Pattaya
We already have a great entry list with many international crews.
We expect all 17 Platus will be racing. Trying to be the first crew ever to defend their Coronation Cup we have Chris Way from Australia on his brand new Platu built by XSP of Singapore.
However, also with his brand new XSP Platu, will be Rolf Heemskerk, trying equally hard to reverse the incredibly close countback decision he lost to Chris last year. It will be a fascinating battle.
As we did last year, all boats will be fitted with Trackers and this fabulous system will record your every move for analysis later that day.
After a very successful 8th Top of the Gulf Regatta where we experienced another record entry level, we are once again looking forward to a bigger and better 2013 racing week.
A feature of the last Regatta was the explosion of the very competitive 40 footers that provided breathtaking competitive racing which we hope to emulate and build upon with even more entries in 2013.
Ocean Marina has completed the addition of 100 new berths and discussions are underway on some added dredging for next year.
The good news is that projected tides for the racing weekend of 2013 are higher than last year!
The Optimist class continues to grow each year and we expect things to be no different in 2013.
The next generation of sailors are the future of our sport, and we love to see the great mix of international and Thai juniors who come out to learn and experience our sport in the fun and competitive environment that the Top of the Gulf Regatta offers.
The colorful Neil Pryde RS Class boardsailing, which was a spectacular addition to the 2012 regatta, will be returning this year with 30 competitors.
An addition to the 2013 regatta will be a practice race on Friday the 3rd. The practice race will start at 2:00 p.m, and will be open to classes 1-7. This will be a great way to smooth out any kinks and get an idea of the conditions for the weekend.
To encourage visiting yachts to compete in both the Togr and the Samui Regatta, the Marina will again extend special privileges, including free mooring during the Regatta plus an additional week if proceeding to Samui for the regatta there.
2013 fees have been increased, but early birds who pay via the webpage, PayPal or Credit Card will pay the same fee as last year. From the entire TOGR committee, we look forward to greeting you in 2013 for another memorable week of exciting racing and camaraderie.