PYC O'pen Skiff Regatta now 18th - 19th Dec 2021


Scott Duncanson

After a lengthy lay-off due the continuing Covid pandemic, O'pen Skiff racing finally returns to Phuket Yacht Club on the 18th of December. While organized sporting competitions have been restricted through out Thailand, PYC sail training has continued through the wet season every weekend and a series of courses through the October school holidays.

PYC's head coach Khun Garfield "Our youth sailors are very much looking to a return to some fun and friendly competition and have a chance to display their newly acquired sailing skills. There will likely be two divisions, an under 11s and under 16s but we'll finalize these nearer the event date based on ages and the number of entries received"

The O'pen Skiff class has been a breath of fresh air for Youth Sailing globally, with a new format of competition based on fun and exciting on-the-water challenges. These can include crosswind legs, freestyle moves and adventure races. These improvements are in line with World Sailing Rules of Sailing, and are quite a break away from the last 40 years of 'classic' sailing. O’pen Skiff regattas are a cocktail of fun and pure regatta racing, great for motivating young sailors and keeping them hooked for life!

PYC O'pen Skiff Regatta now 18th - 19th Dec 2021