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Samui Regatta 2010

As a finish to the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Series, the Samui Regatta will be held.

As a finish to the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Series, the Samui Regatta will be held.

Despite the uneasy times which Thailand is experiencing in this year, the race under sail, Samui Regatta 2010 will commence. In a breath-taking ambiente, hundreds of yachts will compete of the coast of Koh Samui from the 31st of May till the 5th of June. The regatta was held for the first time in 2001. Eleven yachts competed for victory back then. After only three years, the regatta had gained recognition on a international scale. Being the last race of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Series, which consists of neun races in five countries, it often turns out to an exciting final. As the island Koh Sumui does not have a yacht harbour, the yachts will stay close to Chaweng Beach. The well-being of the sailers is not endangered. A variety of hotels, restaurants and bars can be found on the island. The island Koh Sumui can be found in the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 kilometres of the Thailand coast. During this time, the South-West-Monsoon blows across the region, providing perfect sailing conditions.