The recently opened Nikki Beach Koh Samui, has
signed up as an official sponsor of this year’s Sawadee.com
Regatta Samui, to be held from June 1-6, 2009. Nikki Beach will be
hosting the June 3rd party, the evening before the sailor’s layday.
The regatta is now in its 8th year and is widely regarded
by the yachting community as one of the favorite sailing events in
the region. The final event in the Asian Yachting Grand Prix, the
Samui regatta attracts some of the best boats and crews from
across the region.
Last year saw some 300 participants from
over around the world, with entries for 2009 likely to exceed this
figure by an estimated 20%.
Confirmed entries already
include Ichi Ban - Matt Allen/Toni Curren (Australia), Pornstar -
Kipsan Beck (Thailand), Boracay (Jelik II) - Frank Pong (Hong
Kong), Quantum Racing - Ray Roberts (Australia), Cedar Swan -
Radab Kanchavanit (Thailand).
Andy Tsavos, General Manager,
Nikki Beach Samui said, “We
look forward to hosting many of Asia’s leading sailors and their
families together with the international travelers and yachting
enthusiasts the event always attracts. Over the years, the regatta
has consistently raised the profile of Samui as a yachting
destination. We believe that with the sponsorship of Nikki Beach,
that profile will now be raised to a whole new level.”
The Sawadee.com Samui Regatta 2009 will take
place on Monday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd June, Wednesday 3rd June,
Friday 5th June and Saturday 6th June. On the lay day of Thursday
4th June a Children’s Junior Regatta will be held. And as a
prelude to the regatta proper, a
12-foot Skiff regatta will take
place from 29th-31st May with full details expected to be
The regatta party at Nikki Beach is scheduled for 7 to 10pm on Wednesday 3rd June.
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