25 May TO 1 June, 2024


26th May 2024 - 23:07Samui Regatta

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

The opening ceremony of the 21st Samui Regatta 2024 was honored by the presence of distinguished guests, including Mr. Sermsak Pongpanit, (1st from left) Minister of Tourism and Sports; Mr. Jetsada Jitrat, (2nd from left) Governor of Surat Thani Province; Ms. Orawintanee Wattana, (3rd from left) Event Director of the Samui Regatta and Mr. Simon James, (4th from left) Race Director of the 21st Samui Regatta at Nora Beach Resort and Spa.

The 21st Samui Regatta 2024 is set to begin with a grand opening ceremony, taking place from May 25th to June 1st, 2024, along the breathtaking Chaweng Beach coast. The center and host venue for this year event is the Nora Beach Resort and Spa. This prestigious event will attract over 200 sailors and participants from across the world, further establishing Koh Samui as a premier sailing destination and one of the world's top 10 islands. The regatta is expected to generate significant revenue for the island, projected at100 million baht. This influx will not only boost tourism revenue but also enhance the overall quality and quantity of tourists, thereby promoting sustainable tourism on Koh Samui.

Sermsak Pongpanit, Minister of Tourism and Sports, remarked, "Being a part of the 21st Samui Regatta is a true honor. This event exemplifies Thailand's outstanding capability in organizing world-class sailing competitions, attracting participants from numerous countries. It fosters a sense of pride and strengthens Samui and Thailand's standing as leading watersports destinations in the region. Our goal is to establish Koh Samui as one of the top 10 islands in the world, and the Samui Regatta plays a crucial role in achieving this objective. The Regatta not only showcases the beauty of Thailand's tourist attractions but also contributes to the local economy's growth by attracting tourists and businesses, creating a vibrant community. It 

promotes sports tourism in Thailand and increases global awareness of our diverse attractions. We aim to continuously support and promote this event in the years ahead, working together with enthusiasts worldwide."

Extending a warm welcome to sailors, Jetsada Jitrat, Governor of Surat Thani Province, underscored the event's economic impact. He pointed out that Surat Thani's robust infrastructure – two airports catering to domestic and international flights, top-tier hotels and restaurants, unique local culture, and awe-inspiring sea views – makes it a prominent hub for maritime tourism in the Gulf of Thailand. He added, “All these factors contribute to Surat Thani Province becoming a prominent center for maritime tourism in the Gulf of Thailand and a leading advocate for sustainable tourism in the region. This year's Samui Regatta is expected to inject at least 100 million baht into Koh Samui's business sector.

Thapanee Kiatphaibool, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), highlighted the event's role in shaping Koh Samui's tourism landscape over the past two decades. “The Tourism Authority of Thailand is thrilled to contribute to promoting international sports competitions, bolstering Koh Samui's reputation as a sought-after destination for global tourists. Sailing, as a lifestyle activity, plays a pivotal role in effectively promoting tourism by attracting tourists annually, thereby raising awareness of Samui among Thai and foreign visitors. This contributes to both tourism revenue growth and the overall quality and quantity of tourists, promoting sustainable tourism.”

Race Director of the 21st Samui Regatta, Simon James, highlighting the event's successful history of attracting international sailors for 21 consecutive years, added, "Participants will experience the stunning race track and the picturesque scenery of the Samui Sea. Top sailors from Hong Kong, North America, Australia, and Europe have formed international crews to compete this year. Boats have traveled over 1,200 miles from Hong Kong, Phuket, and nearby Pattaya to join us. We expect five days of competitive racing, including an exciting mid-week pursuit race. After racing, sailors can look forward to daily prize-giving and experiencing Samui's vibrant social life."

The 21st Samui Regatta competition will span five days, from May 27th to May 31st, with May 30th is a rest day and an opportunity for sailors to explore and experience the hospitality of Koh Samui. The competition will resume on May 31st and continue through June 1st. Each day's competition will conclude with a ceremony to honor and award the winners, culminating in a gala dinner on the beach on the final day. The Nora Beach Resort and Spa Hotel is the gracious host of this year's event.

The Samui Regatta Organizing Committee organizes the Samui Regatta 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, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and Regatta Asia.

The 21st Samui Regatta 2024 is proud to be supported by an array of sponsors whose collaboration and support are essential to the event's 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 VertiColorChaweng Gardens 

Beach Resort and SUNNE. Media Partners includes VivaldiPR, Thailand Marine Guide, and Sea Yachting Magazine

For more information on participating in the Samui Regatta or to register, please visit the regatta's website at https://www.samuiregatta.com; for updates on activities visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamuiRegatta

Sun 2 Jun 2024

เรือแซนเนคินจากฮ่องกงคว้าอันดับหนึ่ง สมุยรีกัตต้าครั้งที่ 21 ตอกย้ำไทยฮับท่องเที่ยวเชิงกีฬาชั้นนำระดับโลก

Sat 1 Jun 2024

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

Fri 31 May 2024

เรือใบสมุยรีกัตต้าวันที่สี่ ลมดีแรงสูงสุด 25 น็อต ประทับใจนักแล่นเรือต่างชาติ

Fri 31 May 2024

17-mile Pursuit Race highlights Race Day 4 of the 21st Samui Regatta

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

ผลการแข่งขันวันที่ 2 สมุยรีกัตต้า กระแสลมเบา 7 น็อตท้าทายนักแล่นใบ

Mon 27 May 2024

ผลการแข่งวันแรกสมุยรีกัตต้า ครั้งที่ 21 ปี 2567เรือ Zannekin จากฮ่องกงคว้าที่ 1

Mon 27 May 2024

Hong Kong’s Zannekin Dominates First Day of the 21st Samui Regatta 2024

Sun 26 May 2024

เปิดการแข่งขันเรือใบนานาชาติสมุยรีกัตต้าครั้งที่ 21

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

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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

Samui Regatta returns to its roots for 2022.

Mon 28 Feb 2022

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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

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Sun 22 May 2016

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Thu 19 May 2016

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

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

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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