Jai Dee Regatta Confirmed 25th - 28th Nov


Scott Duncanson

As Thailand emerges from a third Covid wave and the re-opening process begins we hope everybody in the sailing community has kept safe and well. Throughout the disruption a bright light burns at the PYC where volunteers have been hard at work planning and preparing for the club's final event of the calendar year, the very popular Jai-Dee Regatta.

'Jai-Dee' which translates in English as generous and good-hearted is now in its 3rd year of operation. Born over a fine glass of Vino in the PYC's beautiful waterfront restaurant, the 3 day regatta is slated 1 week before the world famous Phuket King's Cup and aimed fairly and squarely at inclusive, local participation for sailors of all ages and levels. The regatta has gone from strength to strength since inception and featured 23 mono and multihull yachts on the start line in 2020.

With continued focus on the local demographic and needs of local sailors the PYC has warmly welcomed Cholamark Boats and partner Highfield Boats who have very generously donated a brand new Highfield 2.6 metre inflable dinghy as a first prize. Cholamark was established in Phuket in 1989 and has built a reputation for building world class rigid hull inflatable boats from 2.6 to 11 metres.

Managing Director, Hans Martin "We are very happy and proud to be partnering with Phuket Yacht Club and the Jai-Dee Regatta. We have a lot in common with the club in that Cholamark has grown organically from very small beginings in the late 1980's and we welcome the opportunity to continue our support of local sailors and the Phuket marine community as a whole during these difficult times".

While the Covid 19 pandemic has closed the shutters on many events and businesses over the past eighteen months the PYC continues to shine through. The club features a flourishing youth sailing school, solid regatta program and sea-view restaurant offering delicious Western and Thai dishes. All this coupled with uninterupted views of Phuket's Chalong Bay, it's a must visit location for Phuket residents and tourists alike.

Jai Dee Regatta Confirmed 25th - 28th Nov