25 May TO 1 June, 2024

CHAWENG BEACHKOH SAMUI

27th May 2023 - 17:19Scott Murray (Sea Yachting)

Freefire captures 20th sailing of the Samui Regatta

Sam Chan and his crew on Freefire made sure they did not make the trip from Hong Kong in vain as they won seven of the eight races to capture the 2023 Samui Regatta.      

With only one race left in the schedule,yachts started a final  windward-leeward on the final day of the regatta as many participants had indicated a preference to pack up early and go home after a long week of terrific racing.        

With some of the best wind of the week. Going into the final race, Steve McConaghy’s Venture knew they had to beat first-place Freefire to take second spot overall, but alas Freefire won today’s race on 31 seconds on corrected time. Thus, while Venture finished second today it finished third overall. Terry Foster’s Tenacious flipflopped with Venture, placing third today but second overall. The Sail Quest trainee crew on Andre Den Braven's Graffiti were  a little over-powered by the gusts today, coming in in fourth place overall. 

Regattas Asia has set the dates for the 2024 Samui Regatta from May 18-25 and is hoping to link with the Top of the Gulf & Tioman regattas in a format that will even attract more sailors to the event. Simon says he has already had enquiries from the US, Canada, China, Oman and Dubai about competing in the event next year.   

The atmosphere and camaraderie the regatta created was wonderful as many Samui Regatta veteran sailors have their favourite bars, shops and restaurants that they return to, pumping a lot of money into the local economy, which was left shellshocked by COVID-19.   

As one regatta participant said, “It was a great success; no boat or person was injured, everyone had a great time & we got a of great sailing in.” Ten nations were represented in the event with competitors coming from as far as Australia and New Zealand.                 

The Nora Beach Resort & Spa staged the final party on Saturday evening, and what a show they put on with a sumptuous buffet and great musical entertainment. A number of prominent local and regional government officials were in attendance at the final awards ceremony as were members of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT).     

Fri 24 May 2024

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

Tue 21 May 2024

สุราษฎร์ธานี พร้อมเป็นเจ้าภาพการแข่งขันเรือใบนานาชาติ สมุย รีกัตต้า 2567

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

Samui Regatta Brings Sense of Optimism to Island

Sat 30 Jul 2022

Light winds, but racing underway.

Fri 8 Jul 2022

Samui Regatta returns to its roots for 2022.

Mon 28 Feb 2022

Samui Regatta Confirmed for 26-30 July 2022

Mon 26 Apr 2021

2021 Samui Regata postponed until 3rd Quarter 2021.

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

Two race finale wraps up successful 2018 Samui Regatta

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Breezy Day 4 sets up final day showdown at 2018 Samui Regatta

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

17th Samui Regatta to take place 26 May 2 June off Chaweng Beach

Thu 17 May 2018

International Fleet Sets Sail for Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui to Compete in Final Event of the AsianYachting Grand Prix Championship 2018

Wed 9 May 2018

Top yachts heading to season finale at Samui Regatta

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

Samui Regatta sets the standard for sports tourism on Samui Island

Fri 12 May 2017

International fleet line-up for 16th Samui Regatta

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

When the going gets tough: Samui Regatta 2016, Day 1

Sun 22 May 2016

Dinghy racing makes a return at 2016 Samui Regatta

Thu 19 May 2016

World-class fleet to line-up for 15th Samui Regatta

Wed 2 Mar 2016

All ahead to Samui Regatta 2016

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

Only seconds in it on final day of 2014 Samui Regatta

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

Asia's best to compete at 13th Samui Regatta

Sat 1 Jun 2013

Best Racing in Asia!

Wed 15 May 2013

Standby Samui!

Sat 23 Jun 2012

Strong winds decide the places on final day at Samui Regatta 2012

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