Basic Yacht Race Training

This course is designed for complete beginners to yacht racing.

The course is run from Ao Yon on Cape Panwa, Phuket Island Thailand, by Sail in Asia - Mike Downard. The object of the course is to introduce newcomers to yacht racing in a yacht that will allow them to develop skills and techniques useful on a racing yacht.


Crew may then join other yachts and compete in the Asian Regattas.

Additional Details:
We teach you how to manage sails, to safety use winches and to trim sails. We introduce you to the main elements of a yacht race:
  • The start
  • The first beat (leg)
  • Rounding Marks
  • Setting Spinnakers
  • Triming Sails Sailing
  • Downwind Sailing
  • Upwind Sailing
  • Basic Tactics
  • Teamwork
We can help you with the following on request:

Airport Transfer
Motor Bike or Car Rental
What to do and where to go in Phuket



Basic Race Training Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price (THB)
60 Days Before 30 Days Before Full Price
Phuket 6 45,000 50,000 56,000