Twin Sharks captures prestigious Multihull Class
The wind gods were a little more agreeable on the final day of the third annual Jai Dee Regatta allowing PRO Simon James to get in a circumnavigation of Ao Chalong taking racers out pass the safe water mark and back again.
Fickle winds keep Jai-dee sailors on their toes
Noted yachtsman Mick Coleman sailing on Fez summed up the vagrancies of the wind direction and force on the day, saying, “Snakes and ladders, holes and gusts” even throwing in a “rooster, rooster, feather duster.”
Jai-Dee Regatta helps kick-start Phuket’s recovery
The PYC has proved to be a beacon of light and hope for local sailors during the global pandemic as it is now staging the third annual Jai-Dee Regatta and the sixth major sailing event since the pandemic started.
Phuket Yacht Club Racing
The Phuket Yacht Club Racing section has over 20 years experience operating multi-class yacht racing regattas. From small, single digit, club race beginnings in the late 1990s the club has evolved through the years holding many events including the Thai National Match Racing Championships in the early 2000s and the Phuket 8 sports boat Naga Cups through 2004 – 2006. In addition to twice monthly club racing, since 2010 the club has stepped up to now manage and operate 3 major annual regattas being the home-grown Sailor’s Regatta, the premiere event for the year The Multihull Solutions Regatta and the Jai-Dee Regatta. All three of these events attract boats and crews not just from the Asia Pacific region but all over the world. With Yacht Racing Association of Thailand affiliation and International Sailing Schools accreditation the PYC has also become home-base for the Thailand National O’pen Skiff Association offering Phuket’s sailing youth a pathway to big-boat opportunities or careers in the marine industry.