PHUKET, Thailand – Leading water sports event management company Regattas Asia – organisers of The Bay Regatta – confirm global marine electronics brand Raymarine, as a co-sponsor of the 20th anniversary event held 15th to 19th February, 2017.
A unique sailing event that starts and finishes in Phuket and sails through the stunning limestone topography of Phang Nga and Krabi provinces, Raymarine are a Co-Sponsor and have secured the sponsorship rights for the prize-giving party at Railay Bay Resort & Spa – an iconic destination that returns to the 20th anniversary programme, and will take place on Saturday 18th February.
Mick Kealy, Managing Director of local Raymarine distributor Octopus Electrical Service, noted that Raymarine had been looking for an opportunity to sponsor a regatta and give back to the local community.
“The Bay Regatta has gained its reputation as the ‘fun regatta’; known for marrying the sailors’ fun with the thrill of voyage and the majesty of the Phang Nga cliffs. Raymarine, as the first choice for the majority of privately owned pleasure boats around the world, feel that many parallels can be drawn between the ideologies of this regatta and their own, and that supporting this regatta is the perfect way to promote the values of both the company and the South East Asian sailing community as a whole.”
Ms. Kae Wattana, Managing Director of organisers Regattas Asia, commented “Raymarine is a major supplier of marine electronics and is likely used and enjoyed by most of the yachts racing in the regatta. Aligning with Raymarine, a recognized and respected international brand, adds credibility to the event and underscores the success of our unique regatta concept.”
“This year’s 20th anniversary regatta is looking like it may be the best one yet,” added Ms. Wattana.
The Bay Regatta is organised by Regattas Asia and will take place 15th to 19th February, 2017.