KRABI Inaugural Sailing Regatta March 2/3rd 2019

NOTICE OF RACE, updated 25th January 2019


The purpose of this regatta is to promote Krabi onto the World map. Although we have to have rules and regulations for safety at sea we hope to put a lot of emphasis on the joy of sailing. The organizing committee will do everything possible to make this regatta great fun for everyone so that you want to come back next year, when we will introduce extra classes for lasers, Hobie cats, Kite surfing, etc


The regatta is organised under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the Krabi provincial office. All enquiries should be made to: Mike Downard (Mobile +66 872810458) The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020 of World Sailing, The Platu Class Rules and the Thai NCA amendments The IRC rules part A,B and C The OMR rule for Ocean multihulls. No national prescriptions will apply. This Notice of Race may be amended by the Sailing Instructions. Other amendments to this NOR or Sailing Instructions will be displayed in the Marina office no later than 20.00hrs the day before. Nothing in these instructions relieves a boat of her responsibility under civil law to comply with the International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea. Between the hours of local sunset and sunrise the International Rules for preventing collisions at sea shall apply. When a boat cannot determine with certainty which tack the other boat is on it shall keep clear of that boat. “Room” includes taking into account the existing conditions (including visibility). The World Sailing special regulations J, category 5 special regulations shall apply to all yachts. These shall include, but may not be restricted to, the following; Yachts must carry a suitable engine and adequate fuel, anchor and towing lines drinking water requirements, as well as life jackets for all crew. Additional safety rules if any will be available to all yachts prior to racing. The participating yachts must adhere to any reporting schedule. RRS55 will be changed in the SI’s. Discarding cotton, elastic or rubber bands may be discarded when setting sails.


The regatta will have the following classes subject to number of entries received. The organisers reserve the right to alter or amalgamate classes subject to the number of entries taking part. Class 1.IRC keelboats with an IRC higher than 0.950. Send copy cert with entry form Class 2. Ocean Multihulls using the OMR rating system . Send details with entry form. Class 3. Cruising keelboats. All yacht owners must provide performance handicaps previously used in the latest regatta participated in or provide an IRC certificate together with the entry form. Class 4 Platu class keelboats. One Design. Where a boat specification falls between the above, owners should consult the Race Committee on class placement. Boats without ratings will be given a performance handicap rating by the organizing committee without redress.


Application for entry shall be made on the official entry form found on this website:

Boat entry is free of charge

Crew party tickets are 1,000 baht per crew to attend the three social events. 50% discount will be given to all crews registering using the entry form on this website before 20th February 2019. Payment will be at registration.


All yachts must have a functioning VHF Marina band radio capable of monitoring channels 72 and 16.


Although it is preferable that boats go into the marina the entrance relies on the tides. Deep draft vessels up to 2m may be able to access the marina but vessels may have to anchor in the deeper anchorage immediately outside the entrance of the marina in the river. The anchorage is very good holding and is only 200m from the Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina entrance. Berthing is FREE of CHARGE from March 1-4 and can be applied for at The marina manager, Khun Jack can provide you with useful information about the Marina//Tide tables etc, Longtails will be provided to transport crew to and from the anchorage.


This is the proposed schedule for the event. However the Organizing committee reserves the right to amend this schedule and any other rules with the sailing instructions. 1st March Friday 12.00 to 16.00 hrs registration, payment and signing on. 17.00 hrs Skippers briefing. 2nd March Saturday First warning signal 09.00 hrs. maximum 2 races 3rd March Sunday First warning signal 08.00 hrs. maximum 1 races


These will be available at signing on and on the website a few days in advance of the event. The official website is The Start/Finish will be disclosed at the skippers meeting. (It is likely to be near the Safe Water Channel marker at 7.57.6 degrees N and 98.53.9 degrees E). The racing will be around the islands. Course information will be given to Skippers at registration.


For all classes the two turns penalty RRS 44.1 is changed to One turn penalty ( one Tack and one Gybe)


The regatta will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the RRS using the low point scoring system. There will be at least one race per day for each class and no drop scores. One race shall constitute a series.


Yachts shall be liable for inspection in accordance with applicable safety and measurement requirements. All yachts shall carry sail numbers on the mainsail.


A jury shall be appointed by the Racing Committee.


Subject to 5 boats in each class there will be 1st/2nd/3rd awards. Subject to 4 boats in each class there will be 1st and 2nd awards Subject to 3 boats in each class there will be an award for 1st. IRC class 1st 80,000 baht, 2nd 40,000 baht, 3rd 20,000 baht cash awards. Ocean Multihull 1st 50,000 baht, 2nd 30,000 baht, 3rd 10,000 baht cash awards Cruising class 1st 30,000 baht, 2nd 20,000 baht, 3rd 10,000 baht cash awards Platu Class 1st 40,000 baht, 2nd 30,000 baht, 3rd 20,000 baht cash awards


The organisers may require all participating boats to display the event sponsors advertising on the first 20% of the hull, the first 20% of the mainsail boom plus a sponsors flag of maximum size 500mmx750mm on the backstay. The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand hereby subscribes that advertising will be allowed pursuant to the World Sailing advertising code formerly known as Category C. Without limitation the organisers will disapprove advertising it deems to be in conflict with Thai laws and customs and may disapprove advertising in conflict with the products of the event sponsors.


The organizing committee, the race committee, the event sponsors and their representatives, officers, members and volunteers accept no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of life, property, personal injury or damage caused by or arising out of the regatta. Participants compete entirely at their own risk.


ENTRY Application for entry shall be made on the official entry form found on this website.

Boat entry is free of charge Crew party tickets are 1,000 baht per crew to attend the three social events. 50% discount will be given to all crews registering using the entry form on this website before 20th February 2019. Payment will be at registration.

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Apex Development Public Company and Krabi Province initiated and are the main sponsors for this Sailing Regatta., The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and Krabi Boat Lagoon are proud to invite all Skippers and sailing yacht owners to participate in this inaugural event – The World Record Yacht Tournament from March 1-3 , 2019.

The racing starts on 2nd of March with races taking place around the most delightful islands of Krabi Province. The Notice of Race can be found on the official website

The organisers and sponsors of the event are pleased to announce that the regatta will have NO ENTRY FEES and NO BERTHING charges for participants from March 1-4.

The Party Tickets for crew and Skippers are only 1000THB and will be reduced by 50% if boats register by the 18th February.

Furthermore if you complete REGISTRATION before the 10th February your crew will receive FREE T SHIRTS from the sponsors. (Just include the t shirt sizes and number of crew you will sail with).

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORMS can be found at Late Registration will also take place at Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina on the afternoon of March 1.

Accomodation can be booked with Krabi Boat Lagoon but hurry because availability is limited. Contact Jack at to book your berthing and accommodation space today.

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