Platu One Design Yacht Fleet in Phuket and Pattaya Thailand!
Phuket and Pattaya have a Platu One Design Yacht Fleet. There are 6 boats all equally matched in terms of equipment and sail inventory in Phuket and 17 Platus in Pattaya.
The boats in Phuket have new 'controlled sails', which means not only are you sailing with the same boats and same equipment, but you are sailing against other boats with the same age of sails and only one brand. (We buy six mainsails and six jibs all at the same time). The sails are used for only three regattas a year. This makes our boats much more equal or One Design than any yachts in Asia. We don't want cheque book sailing to be an issue in our class so we ensure all sails bought, or replaced happen for all six boats at the same time. Now the charterer can concentrate on having a well prepared boat with similar equipment and almost identical sail inventories.
The boats in Pattaya are all owned by private owners and laminate and dacron sails are to be found on these boats. The larger fleet ensures that lots of boats are available for charter in Pattaya for the popular Top of the Gulf regatta and the Coronation Cup. Our yachts are in good racing condition so when we race, we are ensuring that whats happening on the water, is all about crew skills and tactics. If you point the boat in the right direction it will win! Thats the beauty of One Design Fleet racing.
The yachts are 25ft Platus and are available for charter for the following regattas:
- Kings Cup Regatta Dec 2nd-9th 2017
COST 140,000THB (7 Days)
- Phuket Race Week July 2018
Cost 80,000THB (4days)
One Design Mini Regattas in Platus or Firefly Catamarans
We are often asked to organise Mini Regattas for Corporate Groups using Platu One design Yachts or One Design Firefly Catamarans. These events are superbly hosted and can be two or three day events or just a half day event.
Join Us as a Crew Member
Our JOIN US option is aimed at training up individual crew members prior to the two famous regattas below. We’ll train you for at least one training weekend before the regatta and for a day or two before the event, then you’ll participate as an active member of the crew of a Platu One Design Yacht. You will be part of the regatta, not a passenger. You will have an important role to play and will enjoy the regatta as an active and valued team member of hopefully a winning yacht.
We offer this option for the following Regattas.
• Kings Cup Regatta December 2017
• Trans World Championships February 2017
• Top of The Gulf May 2017
• Phuket Race Week July 2017
Strict One Design Racing at Phuket Yacht Club
In 2017 our One Design Fleet will also be available to members of the Phuket Yacht Club who might wish to race the boat in the monthly race, Accredited helms can charter the yachts for very reasonable rates and enter the competition. We hope to start a class of Platus racing every month at the club. This will be the first time that a One Design Monohull class will be available for the monthly race. We hope that it will encourage Yacht Club members to get on the water and enjoy the yachts.
One Design Racing Courses
Sail in Asia will also offer Yacht Racing Training Weekends to Phuket residents. Courses will be discounted if you are a member of Phuket Yacht Club. These are courses for those people who would want to Learn to Race but not be screamed at during the excitement of a real race. Our Learn To Race courses will suit beginners and intermediate sailors alike. Check out the dates below and our website for more detail.
- November 4/5th 2017
Flotilla Holidays are coming in 2017
Sail in Asia's One Design Fleet will also be used for training Flotilla Skippers and taking people on adventure sailing holidays around the locality of Phang Nga Bay. If you want to learn how to skipper these are the sorts of sailing courses you can take and you can be sure to have someone on hand to ensure your safety.
International Youth Regattas
In 2017 our One Design Fleet will also be available to International Youth Teams who might wish to race the boat in a Mini Regatta series. We'd like teams from Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and UK to be able to come and compete. At present we are looking for an International Pponsor to cover the event and make it an annual or bi annual event. Accredited teams can charter the yachts for very reasonable rates (possibly for free if we get generous sponsors) and enter the competition.
We hope to find a company to make this proposed event a possibility and to involve the a Thai Youth Team to be formed, to race in the event. TAT and SAT will be approached for help and for support.
Thailand's other Regattas
In 2017 our One Design Fleet will also be available to Teams who might wish to race the boat in the Coronation Cup series in Pattaya. Sail in Asia have four new road trailers so boats can be trailed to other locations in Thailand. ie Hua Hin. At present we are considering supporting a Phuket based team who may charter the yachts for very reasonable rates (possibly for free, if we get find sponsors) and enter the competition. We hope to work with PYC on this proposal.
Thailand's other Regattas - Top of the Gulf
The TOG Regatta is a top rated event and hosted magnificently by Ocean Marina Yacht Club. The Platu One Design Fleet are the stars of the event with Asia's top sailors all vying for the top placing. This video shows the close quarters racing and the high standard of sailing enjoyed by all the competitors.The evening parties are incredibly friendly and the catering is first class.