Geographical Sailing Features
From a sailing school perspective, our Gulf of Thailand position is the perfect place to “Learn to Sail”. In addition to the excellent Ocean Marina facility, the SailQuest base is only 20 nautical miles south of the port of Laam Chebang, the busiest shipping area in the Gulf of Thailand, an ideal training area where students experience first hand what it is like to sail in a busy Asian waterway. Container ships, tug and barges, bulk carriers, fishing vessels of all description are here. Our students really get a Hands-On experience when learning the “Rules of the Road” in this area.
We have a large variety of Navigational Aids like lighthouses, buoys, cardinal marks, a traffic separation scheme and more in our sailing area. Ideal for SailQuest students learning about coastal navigation.
During our SailQuest Hands-On Training program, usually get ashore to visit the unique and very special Ko Si Chang and enjoy the island hospitality and fresh seafood dinners.
To the east and south, a chain of uninhabited islands under control of the Thai Navy offer quiet beaches and secluded anchorages and the perfect place to practice traditional navigation methods, anchoring and beach landings with the dingy. The clear water around these peaceful islands provides live aboard SailQuest students with a refreshing swim or snorkel break after a day at sea.
Live aboard sailing destinations like Hua Hin, Ko Samet, Ko Chang, Ko Samui and surrounding Islands, and further out, destinations like Cambodia, Malayasia, Indonesia and Singapore make this one of the most interesting sailing areas in the world today. SailQuest is pioneering the yachting scene in the region and this is truly and amazing and unexplored yachting area.