Join the One Design Regatta

Would you like to join a team in a regatta and become a useful team member?  Our Join In Race Training is aimed at beginners who have the desire to move into this field.  Check out the boats on this page and let us know if you’d like to be race trained?

Asian Regattas and One Design Racing

The warm waters of SE Asia, booming economies and the growing interest in watersports it’s no wonder there so many new yacht racing regattas developing in Asia these days. The Asian  Airlines One Design Regatta, in Phuket, is the latest.  Established in 2017 this regatta has been enthusiastically supported by Airline pilots based in Hong Kong in tandem with Sail in Asia.

The aim of this Asian Airlines Regatta is to have fleets of One design yachts competing against each other.  As we all know, One Design Yacht Racing is fabulous  fun, as it’s a level playing field and that means the best team, almost always wins the races.

This One Design Fleets Regatta is characterised by gentlemanly racing and great sportsmanship. The inaugural 3 day event had zero protests and fabulous camaraderie, as well as great BBQ and final party.  This year we aim to expand our fleets by introducing two more classes and of course a lot more competitors, but retaining the spirit and the character of the event.

Asia’s new One Design Regatta 22-25 October 2018

This year we are offering 3 One Design Classes. Farr 25 Platus (6),  Pulse 600 Trimarans(5) and Farr 1104 (3) Racing Yachts.  The venue will be Ao Yon and Chalong Bay as per last year.  Simon Ludlow will be the race officer and Sail in Asia will organise beach and on water logistics.

The choice of One Design Fleets is yours!

Seven “absolute”, one design Platus.

  • all Platus are in excellent racing trim
  • fully compliant to the Platu class rules 2011
  • each yacht  equipped with “controlled” sails (the same system used for match racing to provide
    absolute equality of boats)
  • 5 crew max crew weight 460kg

Five Absolute One Design Pulse 600 trimarans

  • all Pulses in excellent racing trim
  • fully compliant to Corsair Class rules
  • each yacht  equipped with “controlled” sails (the same system used for match racing to provide
    absolute equality of boats)
  • 2/3 crew max crew weight 160kg

Three Farr 1104 Yachts

  • all Farr 1104s in good racing trim
  • All with IRC ratings and good recent histories
  • All with Dacron Sails.  100% jibs and Spinnakers
  • 7/8 Crew and max crew weight of 680Kg

The 3 classes of yachts will compete with each other in the amazing sail area of Chalong Bay and the islands of SE Phuket.  Crews will be


Our Yacht Race Training courses have got you covered

Why do you need yacht race training? Well only you can really answer that question but it’s probably because you want to WIN!! To beat your friends and colleagues on their yachts. To sail faster, closer to the wind and in just the right part of the bay. The trouble is, although you can sail, you aren’t quite sure how to win that race.

Great boat handling is the key to fast sailing, are you sailing well upwind and tacking accurately?  Do you know how to get the best out of your boat in the gusts and in the lulls, when to pinch and when to bear away.  Do you know the rules sufficiently well to get involved in close mark roundings. How good is your crew work? Are you well coordinated and getting those sails sheeted in at exactly right moment? We will look at all this with you and you’ll be surprised how quickly you improve and how much fun it is.

Why Sail in Asia for your yacht race training?

At Sail in Asia we have the yachts, the experience and the ideal training grounds for teaching keen sailors to race or to improve their current race skills. Your yacht race training is in good hands, we have excellent sailors with great racing experience to teach you so you are sure to get good training. Our yachts always do well in the local regattas, including the Phuket Kings Cup, so you know it’s not just talk.

Our staff know a lot about how to make a boat sail fast and how to win races. Let them show you ON OUR FLEET of 6 matched Platus. We will teach you to use spinnakers and to understand race tactics, tune rigs and set sails. There’s a lot to learn so start early if you want to participate in this regatta in October.

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