Phuket Youth Week Regatta

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF RACING SUCCESS

Phuket Youth Week- Sailing Camp & Regatta  21st – 26th October 2013

Open to all young people, local and internationals schools, an opportunity to get more involved in the sport of sailing. Come and Join Us!

Since the sail program started in 2008, we have trained young sailors on Phuket from complete beginners to competing at National and International Level.  Our sailors have been successful in a number of regattas and even represented Thailand at the Double Star Cup, Qingdao, China, last year.

Every October the club runs a training event to prepare the sailors for the coming season and this year to celebrate and as an initiative to get more young people sailing we invite all young sailors to join Phuket Youth Week.

Phuket Youth Week offers young people the opportunity to learn to sail and hone crucial skills in the sport, including starting, finishing techniques, mark rounding, boat speed and general tactical skills essential to racing.

Training will be offered through Topper Sail Phuket, RYA Training School and Thai National Coaches.

Training is open to all levels, but to get the most out of the week participants would benefit if they have already completed one of our beginner courses.  The club will be running RYA beginning courses most weekends during September & October leading up to the event.

The week will finish with a 2 day Regatta with divisions for the Optimist, Topper & Topaz & Laser. Prizes will be awarded under two categories – one for beginners new to racing “Green Fleet” and one for advanced sailors “Racing Fleet” The two-day Regatta is also open to all other sailors wishing to join us.

“Sailing provides excellent life training for young people, it helps develop character and important life skills such as leadership and teamwork in a hands on environment. We would like to see more people enjoying sailing and racing,” says Katy Gooch, RYA Club Coach.

Phuket Youth Week is a good introduction to sailing and racing and will give them the skills to join in other Regattas.  The next big event on the Sailing Calendar is the Phuket King’s Cup International Dinghy Regatta 2013.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PHUKET YOUTH WEEK OR TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT PLEASE VISIT CONTACT – Katy at phuketyouthsailing@gmail.com or Tel: 085 2159185 or visit www.phuketyouthweek.com

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