Hua Hin Regatta 2010n

Hua Hin Regatta 2010Royal Thai Navy and Yacht Racing Association of Thailand under the royal patronage of His Majesty the King with other government and private sectors with the support of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are going hold Hua Hin Regatta 2010 on the beach of Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khirikhan during 03 – 08 August, 2010.

The history of Hua Hin Regatta 2010 is connected to the past event when HM. the King has crossed the Thai Gulf from Klaikangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khirikhan Province to Toey Ngarm Beach, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province in 1966.  To remind of HM the King’s sport achievement, yacht races take place each year during Hua Hin Regatta.  Hua Hin Regatta has been held since 2000.  Moreover, HM. the King gave a rudder (named Vekha) of his yacht used for crossing Thai Gulf  in April 19, 1966 to Royal Thai Army as a prize for yacht race winner. Entry Form.

3 - 8 August 2010
Hua Hin Regatta 2010 is an annual sailing event that has been organized since the year 2000 in honor of His Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej who excels in sailing sportsmanship in Thailand. This year’s regatta, the Hua Hin Regatta 2010, will be organized as a competition for several Royal Trophies, namely:
Royal Vega Rudder trophy for varies classes from His Majesty the King.
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 from HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.

The Organizing Authority is Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT), in conjunction with the Royal Thai Navy, Tourist Authorities of Thailand and the District Authority of Hua Hin.

The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009 - 2012, the Class Rules of respective classes and The Sailing Instructions.

Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority.

5.1 Entries are open to all members of clubs affiliated to YRAT, individual members of YRAT and members of Clubs and MNA as invited.
5.2 The entry fee is Baht 1,800 (USD 50) per person.

6.1 Thailand National Championship 2010 (Thai National only)
Super Mod, OK
6.2 Thailand Open Championship 2010
Optimist, Laser, 420, 470, Hobie /Catamaran, Farr Platu 25
6.3 Royal Vega Rudder Championship
Laser, 420, 470, Hobie /Catamaran, Farr Platu 25

3 Aug 0900 – 1800 Registration
4 Aug 0900 – 1800 Registration
1300 Practice Race
1900 Opening Ceremony and Party
5 Aug 0930 First Warning day 1
6 Aug 0930 First Warning day 2
7 Aug 0800 Warning signal for Vega Rudder Championship
8 Aug 0930 First warning day 3
1800 Prize Giving and Party

The sailing instructions will be available at the registration.

The venue is at Hua Hin beach, in front of The Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin Hotel, Prachuap Khirikhan Province, about 200 kilometers south of Bangkok.

10.1 The Championship courses will be trapezoid.
10.2 The Royal Vega Rudder Championship course will be long distance course.

11.1 For Hobie / Catamaran and Farr Platu 25, rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changes so that
only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.
11.2 Decisions of the jury will be final as provided in rule 70.5.

12.1 The Low point System will apply for the Championship events.
12.2 For the Royal Vega Rudder Championship, the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system will apply.
12.3 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a regatta.

A limited number of boats and equipment of all classes will be available for charter on a “first come first serve” basis. Self-provided boats and equipment are allowed and are subjected to measurement. The charter fees are as follows:
Optimist USD 60
Super Mod USD 80
Laser USD 100
420/470 USD 120
Hobie/catamaran USD 150
Farr Platu 25 USD 800
A damage deposit of USD 100 (Platu USD 300) is required and will be returned if no damage.

14.1 Beside the Royal Trophies, additional prizes may be rewarded according to entry numbers.
14.2 Replicas of the Perpetual Vega Rudder Royal Trophy will be presented to the winner and five runner-up boats.

15.1 From and to Suvarnabhumi International Airport:
Taxis and Airport Express busses between the airport and major hotels in Bangkok Including Bangkok Central Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) and Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal are available. Direct meter taxis between the airport and the regatta venue in Hua Hin is also available.
15.2 There are 12 trains of the State Railway of Thailand between Bangkok Central Railway Station and Hua Hin Railway Station daily.
15.3 Several bus services daily between Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal and Hua Hin Bus Station.

Hua Hin District is a famous and popular seaside and tourist resort on the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand. There is great variety of accommodation facilities ranging from luxurious
5-star hotels to comfortable guest houses, with prices ranging from approximately USD 25 to USD 130 per night. The Naval Yacht Club Hua Hin, The Regatta’s Office, has also a limited accommodation with a price of USD 60 per night.

Competitors compete entirely at their own risk and responsibility. The Organizing Authority and any other parties involved in the organization of the regatta accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss or claim whether personal or material, incurred by or inflicted to participants before, during or after the regatta.

For further information, assistance in transportation and accommodation, please contact:
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 (From 30 July)
Tel: +66 32 514210 - 7

Reported by Natsupa Dechapanya

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