The 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta will be remembered for great winds, tropical sailing and top competition - typical for the Gulf of Thailand.
Over 250 boats and 500+ sailors competed in the 2013 event over a variety of classes. The diversity of classes and sailors is one of the strengths of the Top of the Gulf Regatta and being the largest multi-class regattas in Asia, the depth and quality of competition continues to grow year-on-year.
There was good competition in the IRC and Ocean Multihull classes, with a strong mix of international and local boats and crews. A record one-design Platu fleet competed hard for the Coronation Cup with the honours going to Australia.
Competition was extremely tough in the dinghy and beach catamaran classes which included a number of Olympians, Asian and national champions. And it was Thailand's own Olympian, Keerati Bualong, who reigned victorious and defended his crown in the single-handed monohull dinghy class.
Returning for the second year were the RS:One Windsurfs, part of the NeilPryde Racing Series. An international line-up included strong representation from the Thailand Youth Team, with Thailand coming out on top across all divisions.
In the Thailand Optimist National Championships presented by Sansiri, 128 youngsters lined-up for three days of intense competition, which went down to the last day and the final race before Pongsapat Pumyam came through to take the crown.
Full results for all classes are available HERE
2014 is the Top of the Gulf's Regatta 10th Anniversary. We aim to make the regatta the best yet and welcome your input and ideas - please email us at email@example.com
Put the dates in your diary: 1st to 5th May 2014.