Known for its exciting races and excellent display of luxurious boats and yachts, the much-anticipated Koh Samui Regatta will welcome the best sailors and competitors across Asia for its 19th edition from July 26 to 30, 2022. This year’s event will be held in Chaweng Beach and hosted by the Banana Fan Sea Resort. It will consist of four days of races featuring numerous dinghies, keelboats, and multihulls.

Koh Samui Regatta features excellent sailing adventures complemented by fun parties and weeklong entertainment. First inaugurated in 2002, the regatta started with just eleven boats that were mainly beach catamarans. The tournament eventually gained popularity because of the fantastic array of activities and the warm hospitality of the host community. It is now recognized as one of Asia’s most competitive and highly-regarded regattas, cementing Koh Samui’s reputation as one of the best sailing destinations in the region.

More than just serving as a host community for sailors and boat enthusiasts, the regatta also aims to help increase tourist arrivals to Koh Samui. Moreover, the event also aims to help raise awareness and participation in watersports across Asia and support youth education and sporting activities on the island. 

Boats sailing during the 2019 Samui Regatta. Photo:

How to Register for the Races

Interested parties must submit an entry form which can be downloaded on the regatta’s official website. The complete mechanics for this year’s event is expected to be published on July 7, 2022. Before the races, participants must complete all registration requirements at the Regatta Headquarters. Boats must comply with all safety equipment regulations. Sailing instructions and course diagrams will be provided before the beginning of the event.

Event Highlights

Aside from the races, the regatta is also packed with delightful gatherings for all sailors and spectators. The week will start with an opening party filled to the brim with sumptuous snacks, free-flowing drinks, and first-class entertainment. Prizing ceremonies are expected to occur every day after the races to give a glimpse of the day’s result. Attendees will also be treated to an open bar from 6 PM to 8 PM at the regatta’s Race Day Happy Hours, which will be available during race days. 

A closing ceremony will be held by the end of the week-long event, where winning sailors and teams will be presented with their awards. Finally, attendees can expect a sumptuous meal at the Exclusive Gala Dinner to cap off the exhilarating week. 

Samui Regatta Gala Dinner & Awards. Photo: Anne Sophie Maestracci | Flickr

About Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand. It is located in the Gulf of Thailand on the country’s northeastern coast. Like other tropical havens in this Southeast Asian nation, Koh Samui offers immaculate beaches, a vibrant culture, tourist-friendly facilities, and many activities for all travelers. It is also the perfect destination to enjoy thrilling water sports such as diving, snorkeling, and sailing. Some of the most popular areas on the island are Choeng Mon, Lamai, and Chaweng, where the Koh Samui Regatta takes place.

Where to Stay

Koh Samui is home to various accommodation options, from budget homes to lavish hotels and resorts. Koh Samui Regatta offers exclusive rates from partner establishments which attendees can book from the regatta’s website. 

To make the best out of your Samui Regatta vacation experience, private villas in Koh Samui are the ideal choice for families or bigger groups who seek utmost exclusivity and comfort. These well-appointed and luxurious holiday homes provide tourists with fantastic amenities and services – the perfect retreat after a long day of sailing and merriment. 

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