Every year In the beginning of August Royal Thai Navy and Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT), in conjunction with the Royal Thai Navy, Tourist Authorities of Thailand and the District Authority of Hua Hin organise annual Hua Hin Regatta. The Hua Hin Regatta take place on Hua Hin Beach (in front of Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villa Hua Hin, Prachuap Khirikhan Province).
Hua Hin Regatta is an annual sailing event that has been organized since the year 2000 in honour of His Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej who excels in sailing sportsmanship in Thailand. Hua Hin Regatta offers several Royal Trophies:
Royal Vega Rudder trophy of His Majesty the King for various sailing classes,
Super Mod National Championship trophy from His Majesty the King,
OK Dinghy National Championship trophy from Her Majesty the Queen,
Princess Cup for Optimist Championship of the late Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana.
History of Hua Hin Regatta
On the 19th April 1966 His Majesty the King has sailed a single-handed dingy “Vega” 60 nautical miles across the Gulf of Thailand. It took His Majesty 17 hours to sail from the Klai Kangwon Summer Palace to the Toey Ngam Bay at the Royal Thai Marine Headquarters in Sattahib. This was a considerable achievement as His Majesty the King built and sailed the sailboat on his own. His Majesty the King set the Marine flag on a historical stone pillar. The Royal Yatch Association of Thailand under the royal patronage of His Majesty the King has organized first long distance sailing competition in Thailand.
His Majesty the King gave the rudder of Vega to the Royal Thai Navy who, in turn gave it to the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand for use as a perpetual trophy for a long distance races every year. This trophy is handed to the winner each year and their name will be inscribed on it.
Thailand Open Championship
Farr Platu 25
Royal Vega Rudder Championship
Farr Platu 25
Entries are open to all members of clubs affiliated to YRAT, individual members of YRAT and members of Clubs and MNA as invited.
Regatta Championship courses will be trapezoid.
Vega Rudder Championship course will be long distance course.
Yacht Racing Association of Thailand
c/o Navy Headquarters, Bldg.No.5, Royal Thai Navy Bangkok 10600, THAILAND
Tel: +66 2 4666687, +66 2 4720852, +66 2 4755455 Fax: +66 2 4720852, +66 2 4755455
Regatta Office at Naval Yacht Club, Hua Hin
Tel: +66 32 514210-7