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From sin­gle-per­son Op­ti­mist dinghies to wavede­vour­ing mul­ti­hull boats, a wondrous va­ri­ety of ves­sels will take to sap­phire wa­ters and whoosh past a back­drop of palm-dap­pled is­lands in the Gulf of Thai­land at the 2017 Top of the Gulf Re­gatta. Af­ter stag­ing its in­au­gu­ral event in

2005, Top of the Gulf has grown over its 13-year ex­is­tence to be­come the largest multi-class re­gatta of its kind in Asia. Hosted at the Ocean Ma­rina Yacht Club in Pat­taya, Thai­land, the re­gatta will wel­come 250 boats, manned by 700 sailors rep­re­sent­ing 25 na­tion­al­i­ties, for four full days of rac­ing.

When and where? Pat­taya, Thai­land, 4-8 May

Com­peti­tors sail a cata­ma­ran at the 2016 re­gatta

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