This elite-level multi-class competition is held in the first week of May at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand each year.
It incorporates the prestigious Platu Coronation Cup and the Thailand Optimist National Championships.
By boat numbers, the Top of the Gulf Regatta is the largest regatta in Asia.
A wide range of offshore yachts will be racing alongside dinghies and beach cats plus a large contingent of over 100 junior sailors in Optimists that will be competing for the crown of Optimist Champion of Thailand. The one-design 25-foot Platu’s will be competing for the prestigious Coronation Cup while a large fleet of international monohulls and multihulls will be competing against the best in Thailand.
The Top of the Gulf Regatta was first sailed in 2005 and continues to be hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club with sailing taking place off Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. The Regatta incorporates the Thailand Optimist National Championship and the one-design Platu Coronation Cup.
The Top of the Gulf Regatta and Coronation Cup are timed to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej of Thailand.
2013 Race Results:
IRC Racing 1 – Foxy Lady 6, Bill Bremner
IRC Racing 2 – Ichiban, Matt Allen
IRC Racing 3 – Hi Jinks, Peiquan Chung
Platu – Black Betty, Gary McNally
Ocean Multihulls – Miss Saigon, David Liddell
Hobie Tiger/Nacra F18 – Pom Green/ Apple
Open Multihull – Damrongsak Vongtim/ Sakda Vongtim
Laser4.7 – Apiwat Sri-hgam
Laser Radial – Kamolwan Chanyim
Laser Standard – Keerati Bualong
420 – Sittisart Ponpun/ Peerapol Wisaka
470 – Navee Thamsoontorn/ Nut Butmarasri
Optimist – Pongsapat Pumyam
RS:One – Men, Navin Singsart
RS:One – Women, Siripon Kaewduangngam
RS:One – Boy, Thanatip Seubyubon
RS:One – Girl, Duangkamon Phongern
2012 Race Results:
IRC 1 – HiFi, Neil Pryde
IRC 2 – Magic, David Bell
IRC 3 – Royal Thai Navy 1, Wiwat Poonpat
Cruising – Kirifiki, Peter Herning
Sport Boats – Crime Scene, Noel Leigh-Smith
Platu – The Ferret, Chris Way
Ocean Multihulls – Sweet Chariot, John Higham
Open Beach Multihulls – Hobie 16, Damrongsak Vongtim and Michapa Weiwai
Single handed Monohull Dinghies – Laser Radial, Supakorn Pongvichien
Double handed Monohull Dinghies – Navee Thumsontorn and Tanapong Kamolwat
Optimist – Sarawut Phetsiri
The Regatta in a nutshell
Event: Top of the Gulf Regatta incorporating the Coronation Cup and Thailand Optimist National Championship
Date: 1 – 5 May, 2019
Organizer: Organising Committee and Ocean Marina Yacht Club
Check out the action from the 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta – Official TV Production by Go Yachting
Check out the action from the 2012 Top of the Gulf Regatta – Official TV Production by Go Yachting
Check out the action from the 2011 Top of the Gulf Regatta – Official TV Production by Go Yachting
The Top of the Gulf Regatta is part of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.