25 May TO 1 June, 2024


1st June 2024 - 17:10Regatta Media

Hongkong’s Zannekin Claims Victory at 21st Samui Regatta 2024

Credit photo by Scott Murray

Hongkong’s Zannekin claims overall victory, standing atop the podium of the 21st Samui Regatta 2024.  All international sailors and crew enjoy the closing ceremony and prize-giving gala dinner, held at Nora Beach Resort and Spa. This year edition not only showcases competitive sailing but also significantly boosts Samui and Thailand reputation as a premier sports tourism destination. 
After five days of racings all the sailors competed in picturesque setting of Koh Samui, the overall standing see Hong Kong-based Zannekin, a Ker 46 skippered by Marcel Liedts, followed by A35 Iolanthe 3, skippered by Australian Terry Foster in second place and Hong Kong's Sam Chan on Freefire, in third place. Steve McConaghy’s Aftershock and Garth Riley’s Adams 10 Tenacious, both from Australia, placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Simon James, Race Director said, “On last day, after an AP ashore, all yachts set off for a final light wind Windward/leeward course. Team Tenacious stayed ashore to wait for an engineer to fix a few issues before their return to Pattaya. Following close racing between Freefire and Zannekin, Iolanthe 3 that sailing with some of the crew from Tenacious crept in to win the race on corrected time, securing their second place on the Regatta podium.
This past week was quite challenging for both sailors and the race committee, as we encountered a wide range of wind and tidal conditions, leading to some very intense racing. The IRC Open class demonstrated that smaller yachts can successfully compete alongside larger ones under the IRC Rating system when a mix of courses is provided. The Pursuit race was particularly exciting, with boats finishing only seconds apart after 17 miles of sailing.”
“I want to express my gratitude to our on-water team, including our local "wind whistler" Saard Panyawan and his team from Saard Watersports, as well as our Start Boat owners and their crew from team from Sunne, for their invaluable help in making this a memorable week. Our regatta Head Quarter at Nora Beach Resort & Spa was fantastic, and the catering, along with free-flowing drinks, was superb. The support from the great Regattas Asia Team was truly appreciated by all competitors, who couldn't have asked for a better experience each evening. 
We're looking forward to expanding the fleet for next year, as we hope to spread the story of Samui Regatta 2024 around the world,” said Simon.
Orawintanee Wattana, Event Director of the Samui Regatta stated “On behalf of Regattas Asia, we extend our gratitude to all our sponsors, as well as the agencies and organizations from every sector that contributed to making the 21st Samui Regatta a tremendous success once again. This event has created lasting memories and experiences for sailors from around the world. The Samui Regatta is not only a challenging and enjoyable sailing competition, but it also provides significant benefits to the community by boosting spending and stimulating the tourism industry in the province and throughout Thailand. Finally, we invite sailors from around the globe to join the Samui Regatta next year and beyond, continuing the legacy of this remarkable event among sailors worldwide.”
The Samui Regatta Organizing Committee, in collaboration with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Tourism Association of Koh Samui, the Surat Thani Province, and Regattas Asia, orchestrates this renowned event. 
Admiral Thanee Phudpat, Vice President, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand presided over the closing ceremony and prize-giving gala dinner said "The Samui Regatta, with its 20-year history, stands as one of Thailand's finest events, playing a pivotal role in promoting tourism and sailing sport. Aligned with the current government policy of utilizing sports to bolster the economy, this competition not only focuses on its competitive nature, but also strives to invigorate the entire country's economy and present Thailand as a premier destination for sailing sports. By hosting major international sailing competitions, it enhances awareness of Thailand's prowess in this field and contributes to the growth of sea tourism in Surat Thani province, ultimately resulting in direct and indirect economic stimulation for the country as a whole."
Jason Rowed, Tactician of Zannekin, the winning boat of the 21st Samui Regatta said “Our experience at the Samui Regatta was highly enjoyable. We sailed with a gentle breeze to the reef and back. Each race of the day presented its own unique challenges, as we engaged in constant battles with other boats. As a result, the outcome of the race relied heavily on our performance right up to the finish line. Yet, beyond the competition, Samui itself captured our hearts. it is impossible to not fall in love with Samui. Its exquisite location, nice wind, warm-hearted people, joyful atmosphere, and delightful food and beverage. Samui truly is a sailor's paradise!"
The Samui Regatta, a prestigious event in the international sailing calendar, runs from May 25 to June 1, 2024. All the keelboats compete in picturesque setting of Chaweng Beach, off from the Host Venue and regatta center at Nora Beach Resort and Spa. 
The 2024 edition is proudly supported by an array of sponsors essential to its success. Co-sponsors include The Nora Hotel Group, Chaweng Regent Beach Resort, Bangkok Airways, Bangkok Hospital Samui, Haad Thip PCL, Frank Pong & Team Jelik, Singha, Samui VertiColor, Chaweng Gardens Beach Resort, and SUNNE. Media partners include VivaldiPR, Thailand Marine Guide, and Sea Yachting Magazine.

Sun 2 Jun 2024

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Fri 31 May 2024

เรือใบสมุยรีกัตต้าวันที่สี่ ลมดีแรงสูงสุด 25 น็อต ประทับใจนักแล่นเรือต่างชาติ

Fri 31 May 2024

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Wed 29 May 2024

เรือ Zannekin จากฮ่องกงยังคงนำจ่าฝูงแข่งวันที่ 3

Wed 29 May 2024

Race Day 3 of the 21st Samui Regatta

Tue 28 May 2024

Variable Light Winds Challenge Sailors on Race Day 2 of the 21st Samui Regatta 2024

Tue 28 May 2024

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Mon 27 May 2024

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Mon 27 May 2024

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Sun 26 May 2024

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Sun 26 May 2024

21st Samui Regatta 2024 Kicks Off Forecasting 100 Million Baht Boost to Local Island Economy

Fri 24 May 2024

The 21st Samui Regatta 2024 Gears Up to Welcome Over 200 Sailors and Spectators to Thailand

Tue 21 May 2024

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Sat 27 May 2023

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Sat 27 May 2023

Great sailing weather continues for the Samui Regatta

Thu 25 May 2023

Samui Regatta stages inaugural pursuit race

Wed 24 May 2023

Close racing with boats only seconds apart at Samui Regatta

Tue 23 May 2023

Samui Regatta celebrates two decades on the water

Mon 22 May 2023

The opening of the 20th Koh Samui International Sailing Regatta 2023.

Sat 30 Jul 2022

A big thank you to The Tourism Authority of Thailand

Sat 30 Jul 2022

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Sat 30 Jul 2022

Light winds, but racing underway.

Fri 8 Jul 2022

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Mon 28 Feb 2022

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Mon 26 Apr 2021

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Thu 2 Apr 2020

19th Samui Regatta Postponed until Aug/Sep 2021

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Records set on final day of the 2019 Samui Regatta

Fri 31 May 2019

Getting close at the top after Day 4 of the 2019 Samui Regatta

Wed 29 May 2019

Action galore on Day 3 of 2019 Samui Regatta

Tue 28 May 2019

No racing on Day 2 of Samui Regatta 2019 as sailors regroup onshore

Mon 27 May 2019

Stellar fleet line-up on Day 1 of Samui Regatta 2019

Mon 6 May 2019

Samui Regatta welcomes Synergy Samui Resort as new home.

Sat 2 Jun 2018

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Fri 1 Jun 2018

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Wed 30 May 2018

Seconds in it on Day 3 of 2018 Samui Regatta

Tue 29 May 2018

Variable conditions test sailors on Day 2 of 2018 Samui Regatta

Mon 28 May 2018

A testing Day 1 for sailors at the 2018 Samui Regatta

Sun 27 May 2018

Close racing between young Thai sailors at Samui Youth Challenge

Wed 23 May 2018

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Thu 17 May 2018

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Wed 9 May 2018

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Sat 27 May 2017

Photo finishes on final day of 2017 Samui Regatta

Fri 26 May 2017

Challenging winds test tacticians' savvy on Day 4 of 2017 Samui Regatta

Wed 24 May 2017

Consolidation at the top on Day 3 of 2017 Samui Regatta

Tue 23 May 2017

Doubling down on Day 2 of 2017 Samui Regatta

Mon 22 May 2017

Samui delivers the goods on Day 1 of 2017 Samui Regatta

Tue 16 May 2017

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Fri 12 May 2017

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Sat 28 May 2016

20 knots of breeze delivers fantastic finale to 2016 Samui Regatta

Fri 27 May 2016

Classic Samui conditions for Day 4 of 2016 Samui Regatta

Wed 25 May 2016

Coastal course shakes up the standings on Day 3 of 2016 Samui Regatta

Tue 24 May 2016

Consistency proves key on Day 2 of Samui Regatta 2016

Mon 23 May 2016

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Sun 22 May 2016

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Thu 19 May 2016

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Wed 2 Mar 2016

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Sat 30 May 2015

Final race decides the titles at Samui Regatta 2015

Fri 29 May 2015

Samui Regatta goes down to the wire after a tough Day 4

Wed 27 May 2015

A packed day of racing on Day 3 of Samui Regatta 2015

Tue 26 May 2015

All change on Day 2 of Samui Regatta 2015

Mon 25 May 2015

Changing fortunes on Day 1 of Samui Regatta 2015

Sun 24 May 2015

Samui Regatta 2015 to close out the 2014/15 regional sailing circuit

Wed 6 May 2015

TAT backs Samui Regatta as it sails into the 14th successful year

Sat 31 May 2014

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Fri 30 May 2014

Stronger breeze and longer courses mix it up on Day 4 of the 2014 Samui Regatta

Wed 28 May 2014

Good wind and three races completed on Day 3 gets Samui Regatta series back on track

Tue 27 May 2014

Tricky winds shake up results on Day 2 of Samui Regatta

Mon 26 May 2014

HiFi and Foxy Lady VI take early leads on Day 1 of Samui Regatta

Mon 14 Apr 2014

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Sat 1 Jun 2013

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Wed 15 May 2013

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Sat 23 Jun 2012

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