Take a bow
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