Island Optimist Trophy Regatta first for Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron
by Kathleen Gooch-Firmin on 20 Mar 2011
The first Interclub Island Trophy Regatta hosted by the the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron (PYSS) will be held on the 26th and 27th March with organization support and sponsorship from Topper Sail Phuket.
Island Trophy Regatta Kathleen Gooch
Fourteen sailors from Koh Samui have entered and will bringing their own boats giving a fleet of 25 boats with more to come! The event is open to anyone else who has experience with racing.
Racing starts at 10:00 and can be watched from Ao Yon Bay or Cape Panwa, but the best way is to join the Andaman Cabriolet Spectator Yacht, out on the sparkling waters. 'It's great to have the opportunity to support local sailing for young people,' said Grenville Fordham of Image Asia, who are supplying the refreshments on the spectator yacht.
There are four races per day with a post-race barbecue and get-together mid afternoon, come and join us and support our young sailors.
'It’s a great pleasure to be a sponsor for this event'; says Helene Fallon Wood, from Tamarind Villa Phuket 'It is also important for the underprivileged Thai children of Phuket to enjoy their own ocean and become not only proficient but champions in the regular national sailing programme'.
The Squadron is still looking for other local companies to join in and support this event and help promote youth sailing on Phuket.
Individuals interested in supporting the Squadron are invited to join our supporters club - Friends of the PYSS for 500 baht subscription fee per year.