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Top of The Gulf Regatta May 01- May 06, 2020

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Join us aboard the SailQuest Sailing School entry SailQuest Hi Jinks X-99, as we compete in the 2020 Top of the Gulf Regatta in Thailand. You are sure to get first hand experience during this five day event where the only thing that beats the day time racing, usually highlighted by steady and consistent winds, is the evening’s entertainment. Enjoy the post race festivities and award ceremonies, great food, cold drinks and the ambiance of a full blown regatta in party mode. Big fun!

Newcomers to racing should not be put off by the fact that this is a world-class racing event. This SailQuest Join-In sailing event is meant to be an educational and skill building experience. 

This is another fantastic sailing and social opportunity and I strongly encourage you to drop everything and attend this event. In truth, we NEED you!!! Come on sailor! Book today.

Visit the Top of the Gulf Regatta website for full regatta details.

Date Time Detail
Friday 1st May
Registration Day
13:00 Team SailQuest - Crew Briefing, Registration & Practice Sail
17:00 Skippers Briefing
18:00 Free Evening
Saturday 2nd May Race Day One
10:55 Racing Programme Begins
18:00 - 20:00 Opening Ceremony & Cocktail Party. Prize-Giving at Ocean Marina Yacht Club
Sunday 3rd May Race Day Two
10:55 Racing Programme Begins
17:00 - 19:00 Prize-giving and Drinks on the Lawn.
Monday 4th May Race Day Three
19:55 Racing Programme Begins
14:00 - 17:00 approx. Beach Party for Classes 1-6 at Koh Rin
Tuesday 5th May Race Day Four
10:55 Racing Programme Begins
17:00 - 19:00 Daily Prize-Giving and Drinks on the Lawn
Wendsday 6th May Race Day Five
10:55 Racing Programme Begins
18:00 - 22:00 Ocean Marina Gala Dinner, Daily and Series Prize-Giving

 

May 01-May 06, 2020 - Top of the Gulf Regatta Details:

 How much will the Top of the Gulf Regatta Join-in sailing event cost?

The Top of the Gulf Regatta Join-in cost of 24,000THB per person for the Full 6 Day Top of the Gulf Regatta event. This cost covers all yacht and captain costs, SailQuest Team shirts and caps, Top of the Gulf Regatta shirts & gear, and full access to all the regatta functions, which includes all your meals and drinks each evening and some amazing regatta parties!

Participants will also need to make their own accomodation arrangements during this event. Area hotels tend to fill up so make your reservations as soon as possible. Please note that we will return to the marina each night of the event.

How do I Join?:

To book this fun sailing event, we require a 6,000THB deposit to confirm your booking and to hold your place on your selected dates. This payment can be made by using the PayPal button below or you can contact us to check out other payment options. Please Contact Us

Pay deposit and Confirm your Booking Now:

Full TOG Regatta - 6,000THB deposit

 Note from Captain Tim:

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Friends and Fellow Sailors: This is an awesome sailing event. Hosted by Ocean Marina, the "TOG" is our "home court" regatta event and we always play to win! Participants will be getting a first hand look at a world class regatta event.

Sailors from all over the world race here. Don't miss this one! 

Honing your sailing skills while racing is a sure way to gain valuable sailing experience. I hope you will join us.

See you on the start line,

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2020 Samui Regatta Event

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May 21-June 02, 2020

SailQuest Sailing School race entry yachts:

We are happy to announce that Team SailQuest will enter 2 yachts in the Samui Regatta 2020.

  • SailQuest Hi Jinks – X-99 sport boat
  • Skipper: Tim McMahon
  • 7 PAX max
  • El Coyote – Pye 52 racer/cruiser
  • Skipper: Gary Baugley
  • 12 PAX max

Join in sailors can choose to join either yacht, or there may be a chance to sail on both boats for a day or 2 during the event.

Simply put, this is an awesome event. Join the SailQuest racing team and get involved in the premier international racing event in the Gulf of Thailand. We are looking for crew members of all experience levels. This is a perfect opportunity to gain some serious sailing experience in a very educational and exciting racing event.

Participants can choose to join the SailQuest yacht for the 210 nautical mile voyage from our SailQuest Ocean Marina location to the Samui based event or you can make your own way to Ko Samui and join the SailQuest team for the Regatta event only.

Event Join-In Options/Dates:

  • Full event, delivery both ways and regatta event – May 21-June 02
  • Delivery one way to Samui and regatta event – May 21-May 30 late evening
  • Regatta event and delivery to Ocean Marina – May 24-June 02
  • Regatta event only – May 24-May 30 late evening

See all 2020 Samui Regatta details here: http://www.samuiregatta.com/home 

Follow the event: https://www.facebook.com/SamuiRegatta

Booking Hotel Accommodation in Ko Samui:

The Samui Regatta event combines on the water racing with some amazing onshore parties and prize giving ceremonies. SailQuest Samui Regatta participants need to book onshore accommodation during the racing event (check in on May 24, check out on May 31).

The Samui Regatta 2020 will be hosted at  http://www.synergysamui.com/ . It is strongly recommended to find a place with-in easy walking distance to the regatta event

See some "Samui Regatta Special Promotion" accommodation here:

Area hotels tend to fill up so make your reservations as soon as possible.

As usual, some Team SailQuest crew will stay at THE LOFT, conveniently located budget rooms, walk-in booking available.


 SailQuest Samui Regatta Schedule:

Thursday, May 21

Delivery/Milebuilder Voyage

  • 12:00 - Depart Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand - 210 nautical mile ocean passage to the regatta event in Ko Samui

Sunday, May 24

  • 12:00 Arrive in Ko Samui and complete race registration/entry process
  • Check-In to your hotel during the racing event
  • Opening party at Zico's Brazillian BBQ

Monday, May 25 - Saturday, May 30

Yacht Racing Event 

Sunday, May 31

Delivery/Milebuilder Voyage

  • 12:00 Depart Ko Samui - 210 nautical mile voyage return to the SailQuest base at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand

Tuesday, June 02

Delivery/Milebuilder Voyage

  • 12:00 - Arrive at the SailQuest base at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand - voyage complete!

 


 SailQuest Samui Regatta Details:

 How much will the Ko Samui Regatta Join-in sailing event cost?

Join-In Options:

1. The full SailQuest Samui Regatta event- May 21-June 02, combines the Milebuilder/Delivery voyage to and from Ko Samui and the SailQuest Samui Regatta Event. Price includes all yacht and captain costs, Samui Regatta entry fees and event pass to all dinners, parties and other event functions, Samui Regatta shirts, hats and crew package, SailQuest Team shirts and caps, on-board Food & Beverage during racing events, all Food & Beverage, cabin set-up and linens for the Milebuilder/Delivery voyage more....

  • Full Event - Delivery both ways & Samui Regatta Event - 1 person ---- 45,000THB
  • Full Event - Delivery both ways & Samui Regatta Event - 2 person ---- 85,000THB
  • One Way Delivery & Samui Regatta Event -------------------------------------  40,000THB

 2. The SailQuest Samui Regatta crew only option- May 24-May 30. Join us in Ko Samui for the race event only. Price includes all yacht and captain costs, Samui Regatta entry fees and event pass to all dinners, parties and other event functions, Samui Regatta shirts, hats and crew package, SailQuest Team shirts and caps, on-board Food & Beverage during racing events, more....

  • Samui Regatta Event Only - 1 person -------------------------------------------- 27,000THB

 How do I Join?:

To book this rewarding, action-packed sailing event, we require a booking deposit to confirm your booking and to hold your place on your selected dates. This payment can be made by using the PayPal button below or you can contact us to check out other payment options. Any questions, other details or to check event availability, please Contact Us!

Pay deposit and Confirm your Booking Now:

SailQuest Samui Regatta Join-In Options- booking deposit

 Note from Captain Tim:

Capt. Tim Ko Samui Regatta 2012

 

 

 

 

Friends and Fellow Sailors: This is an awesome, amazing, fantastic sailing event. The Samui Regatta is well noted for it's superbly organized on-the-water racing management and highlighted by possibly the best on shore racing festivities anywhere in the world! 

When you combine the 210 mile x 2 Milebuilder/Delivery voyage with the racing event itself, you will be getting an exceptional, well rounded sailing experience that will really teach you a LOT about the world of yachting.  Honing your sailing skills while racing is a sure way to gain valuable sailing experience. The delivery miles will give participants a first hand look at live-aboard cruising.

I hope you will join us. Please contact me directly if you have any additional questions.

See you on the start line,

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CREW WANTED! September 06-18, 2019 - Rebak Marina, Langkawi, Malaysia to Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand - Milebuilder Sailing Event

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Rebak Marina to Ocean Marina - Delivery-style Milebuilder Event

Don't Miss this remarkable sailing opportunity with SailQuest! Join local sailing expert Capt. Gary aboard "Berahi" - Formosa 51 Ketch for this delivery style sailing event

This 1,300+ NM delivery voyage is your chance to log some serious sailing miles, get hands-on experience and get a unique look at SE Asia.

This is an exceptional event and should not be missed. SailQuest is looking for join in crew members who can participate in handling the boat and become involved with the day to day operations of a yacht at sea. This is a great chance to get a feel for long range cruising and life at sea.

No previous experience is required, however participants should understand that this is not a live-aboard sailing holiday. Only a few stops are planned for fuel and provisions ashore and most of time will be spent at sea, often for days at a time, as we bring this yacht around to her new home in Ocean Marina. Of course, that does not mean you will not be having a real adventure along the way!

See additional details below. We hope you will be able to join us. Please contact SailQuest today to join up or if you have any additional questions.


Rebak Marina to Ocean Marina - Voyage Schedule:

(note: while the departure schedule is easily managed, it is always possible that there may be a delay along the way due to weather and/or other considerations. It would be best to plan ahead and have a spare day or 2 at the end of the voyage in case of any delays.)

September 06, 2019

  • 12:00 – All Crew & Passports meet at Rebak Marina, Langkawi, Malaysia for immigration for Check-Out procedures (contact us for details on the best way to get there)

September 07, 2019

  • 08:00 - Depart Rebak Marina for Ocean Marina, Thailand
  • Fuel and provision stops planned for Tioman Marina, Malaysia and Ko Samui, Thailand, other stops are certainly possible.

September 17, 2019

  • 18:00 –Arrive at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand

September 18, 2019

  • 10:00 – complete immigration and Check-In procedures
  • 15:00 – Voyage completed!

Rebak Marina to Ocean Marina - Details:

What is the cost and what is included?

 The join-in fee includes onboard expenses, yacht operation, fuel and captain costs, drinking water, soft drinks and on-board meals, yacht and crew check-in/check-out fees, linens, and use of all onboard equipment.

Price does not include transportaion cost to or from the yacht, alcoholic beverages (optional, of course) or any on-shore expenses including any on-shore meals.

  • Join-In fee per person - 35,000THB

How do I Join?:

If you would like to join this terrific sailing event, we require a 25% deposit to confirm your booking and to hold your place on your selected dates. This payment can be made with cash in our Ocean Marina office or by using the PayPal link below.

Please contact us to check for availability and other payment option details. It is recommended to join early as these delivery-style voyages usually fill-up early.

Pay Deposit or Full Payment Now to Confirm your Booking:


Passport and Visa:

You will need a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining before it expires. All crew will be checking out of Malaysia on departure and into Thailand on arrivial. Please contact for additional information.

Money:

It will be a good idea to have a bit of cash with you along the voyage in case you would like to make any on-shore. Your ATM/credit card should work fine in bothThailand and Malaysia. There are also currancy exchange stalls in both locations. Please note that the join in cost will cover all your on-board expenses and the only need for additional money will be if you would like to purchase items on shore in the few locations where that will be possible.

Clothing:

The attire on the boat is very casual – swimsuits and bare feet by day, shorts and shirt, or sarongs, and sandals in the evening. A windbreaker or similar for standing the night watches. You might want to bring hiking sandals or shoes for exploring the trails or shopping. No dark soled shoes allowed on deck.

Other gear:

Swim suits, dive skin, fins, mask, snorkel, fishing gear, sailing gloves, sailing rain gear, and any other toys you want to bring along, but it is recommended to keep it simple.

Personal items:

Sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, light sweater or wind breaker (it can get cool after a rain shower), camera, film, extra memory cards, batteries, dry bag & mosquito repellant (if you go ashore). Personal hygiene items: toothbrush & paste, shampoo, soap & deodorant, prescription medication, spare prescription eyewear etc.


Note from Captain Tim:

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 Friends and Fellow Sailors: Simply put: If you are looking for a memorable experience and the friendship of shipmates enjoying the adventure of a lifetime, then look no further.

I promise you that this trip will be one to remember. In addition, the sailing skills you gain during this voyage, the experience and memories will stick with you and be a definite plus to your sailing future.

Set high expectations and we will deliver your dreams.

Fairwinds,

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4Day/3Night SailQuest Join-In Sailing Event

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May 23-26, 2020
4days/3nights

SailQuest Sailing School offers regularly scheduled join-in sailing events from our Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand base.

SailQuest 4 day/3 night MileBuilders feature an overnight passage, usually on the first night, great for advancing your night sailing skills! Throw in some amazing sailing conditions, busy shipping lanes and remote tropical islands and you are gaurenteed an exciting and rewarding sailing experience.

Here is your chance to get a sailors look at the Gulf of Thailand, make some new sailing friends and have a memorable sailing experience.

SailQuest sailing events are open to sailors of all skill levels, whether you are going to sea for the first time or you're an "old salt", you will be a welcome addition to our crew and will be able to participate in the operation of the yacht at which ever level you are comfortable with.

The map below outlines our typical Eastern Route and Western Route, both are voyages of 150 - 200 nautical miles and include awesome sailing passages, night sailing, island beach stops, included meals onboard and onshore dinner parties at Thai Seafood Resturaunts.

This a great chance to go sailing and develop valuable sailing skills while sailing alongside experienced sailors. Contact SailQuest now and SIGN UP TODAY!

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4Day/3Night SailQuest Join-In Sailing Event - Passage Plan:

 Please note that the actual sailing route for these trips are subject to seasonal and local weather considerations. We try to take advantage of prevailing winds so we can sail as much as possible during the voyage. The general timeline will be consistent, but the actual island destinations and stop-over points may change accordingly.

Day 1

12:00 – depart SailQuest base at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand - passage-making sailing/island or beach stop options/night sailing option

18:00 - dinner onboard

12:00am - arrive at anchorage

Day 2

07:30 - breakfast onboard

08:00 - depart anchorage - passage-making sailing day/island or beach stop options

12:00 - lunch onboard

18:00 - arrive at anchorage - island style dinner party ashore

Day 3

07:30 - breakfast onboard

08:00 - depart anchorage - passage-making sailing day/island or beach stop options

12:00 - lunch onboard

18:00 - arrive at anchorage - island style dinner party ashore

Day 4

07:30 - breakfast onboard

08:00 - depart anchorage - passage-making sailing day/island or beach stop options

12:00 - return to SailQuest base at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand      


4Day/3Night SailQuest Join-In Sailing Event - Booking Details:

How much will this event cost?

 There are three pricing options for this join in event based on your cabin choice. All options include all onboard expenses, yacht operation and captain costs, meals and beverage, linens, towels and use of all onboard equipment.

Price does not include alcoholic beverages or onshore dinner expenses.

  • Single Cabin- 1 person, private cabin………………….………..   20,000THB
  • Double Cabin- 2 person, private cabin ……….…………………   35,000THB

How do I Join?:

 If you would like to join this terrific sailing event, we require a 25% deposit to confirm your booking and to hold your place on your selected dates. This payment can be made with cash or credit card in our Ocean Marina office or by using the PayPal button below. Please Contact Us! to check space availability. It is recommended to join early as this popular voyage usually books up early.

Pay Deposit and Confirm your Booking Now:

4Day/3Nite SailQuest Sailing Event - 25% Deposit

Passport and Visa:

There are no special visa requirements for this voyage, as we do not plan on crossing any international boarders.

Money:

Currency in Thailand is Thai baht and you should bring along some pocket money for any additional shore-side  expenses. ATM machines will be far and few between on this trip so it is best to plan ahead.

Clothing:

The attire on the boat is very casual – swimsuits and bare feet by day, shorts and shirt, or sarongs, and sandals in the evening. A windbreaker or similar for standing the night watches. You might want to bring hiking sandals or shoes for exploring the trails or shopping. No dark soled shoes allowed on deck.

Other gear:

Swim suits, dive skin, fins, mask, snorkel, fishing gear, sailing gloves, sailing rain gear, and any other toys you want to bring along, but it is recommended to keep it simple.

Personal items:

Sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, light sweater or wind breaker (it can get cool after a rain shower), camera, film, extra memory cards, batteries, dry bag & mosquito repellant (if you go ashore). Personal hygiene items: toothbrush & paste, shampoo & crème rinse, soap & deodorant, prescription medication, spare prescription eyewear etc.


Note from Captain Tim:

Captain Tim SailQuest Director Instructor

Friends and Fellow Sailors: Welcome aboard! Our idea here is that the "4Day/3Night SailQuest Join-In Sailing Event" is a fun and easy going live aboard sailing experience.

This relatively short live aboard sailing voyage is a good place to start if you have never been on a Join-In sailing event.

More experienced sailors will welcome the chance to add more seamiles to their logbooks and have a great time along the way.

So, do you want to go for a sail? I hope you do and we look forward to sailing with you soon.

Please contact me directly if you would like to sign up or if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

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