Ten years since a group of friends convened for a fun week of sailing around one of Thailand's most beautiful islands, the Sawadee.com Regatta Samui has evolved into a complete lifestyle event. While yacht racing is still at its core, this year organisers went to great lengths to ensure the event, held from May 30 to June 4, offered plenty to occupy all visitors, whether they had years of sailing experience or wouldn't know a boom pole if it knocked them overboard.
"The event has grown beyond belief over the 10 years," said Callum Laing, chairman of the regatta.
By including more than just sailing in the itinerary, organisers hoped to show off all aspects of Koh Samui, and demonstrate that the island is still an attractive destination during what is considered the low season, especially given the lower prices to be had.
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