UPDATE MAY 6 2011 Top of The Gulf Regatta 2011
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We have been granted the OK by YRAT to
hold an annual International Optimist Regatta every September.
Our First was held at Bandara Resort,
Bo Phud, 10 - 13 September 2010 and was a great success!
The RTN made available 60 boats for
charter, we will have 30 from here and the Malaysians
trucked in some more; over 100 entries from the region.
See you at the next KSR!
Sailing coaches from Royal Thai Navy teach advanced sailing
techniques to Samui’s juniors.
Three coaches from the Royal Thai Navy (Fleet Team),
Lieutenant Navee Naungchumnong, Petty Officers Anun Daochanterk and
Wiwat Poonpat arrived on Koh Samui Friday 18 December with the help
of Bangkok Airways and Tradewinds Resort, to hold a special sailing
clinic for the two day weekend at the SYC Club at Ban Rak.
|Each morning, a two hour session was held on
the water and after lunch, a longer afternoon period where the
juniors were taught boat tuning, upwind and downwind sailing
techniques, starting strategy and the sailing rules.
|The head coach Wiwat Poonpat is a relative of
Thailand’s greatest sailor Noppakhao Poonpat, a 14 year old girl
who recently finished fourth in the Optimist World Championships
in Brazil where there were some 220 entrants from 47 countries
and just last week, she won the Asian championships held in
| Coach Wiwat concentrated on the finer points of
sailing, such as when approaching and rounding a mark (buoy) how to
gain the advantage over other competitors by carefully judging and
placing yourself in the right spot.
|All the kids showed their appreciation by their active participation
in the sailing techniques and the question and answer sessions. The
Navy team returned to Sattahip Monday and it is hoped to run future
courses on a monthly basis.
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Visiting sail-training vessel S/Y Argo, invited Samui
Optimist kids aboard their ship and to meet their 25 students
Kids learning navigation on board the Argo
Our kids in the engine room
The kids with Captain Dan and Captain Jim
Kids on the bowsprit
Our kids in the galley
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