Race Day 1 - Ao Po to Ko Yao Noi
The 18th Bay Regatta: Phuket, Phang Nga & Krabi set sail on the morning of March 5th after an opening night party and buffet the evening before at the Chandara Resort & Spa.
The first course was 17 miles long; starting of Koh Naka Yai as the participants sailed north leaving Koh Phanak and Koh Na Ka Ya to port before rounding the first mark, northeast of Koh Yai, to starboard and then heading towards Koh Yao Noi leaving Hin Mot Daeng to port and Koh Batang to starboard before finishing off of Koh Kudu Yai.
Day 2 - Ko Yao to Phi-Phi
With slow winds the Race Committee were not able to get a race in for the cruising classes, but moving down the course they were able to create a shortened course in for the racing and multihull classes from the southern tip of Koh Pang, leaving Koh Hong to starboard finishing between the committee boats and Koh Nang.
The lack of wind didn’t damper the spirits of the participants who enjoyed themselves at the P.P. Erawan Palms Resort, which hosted the evening party and award’s ceremony with Andy Dowden doing the honours as MC.