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Commercial Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities are now available for Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017

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03 . 06 . 2016

From 4 - 8 May, 2017 Ocean Marina in Pattaya will once again welcome sailors and visitors from all over the world when Top of the Gulf Regatta returns to the award-winning marina for the 13th year.

Top of the Gulf Regatta is the largest multi-class regatta in Southeast Asia, attracting a variety of boats and sailors, including keelboats and ocean multihulls as well as one-design Platus, beach catamarans, dinghies and Optimists. What started in 2005 with a number of small racing events at Pattaya's Ocean Marina Yacht Club has become one of the largest racing events in Thailand with participants coming from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, UK and USA to name a few.

A collaboration between Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Royal Varuna Yacht Club and the Royal Thai Navy, Top of the Gulf Regatta is held under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, and in 2014 the popular regatta was named 'Asian Regatta of the Year' at the 2014 Asian Marine & Boating Awards.

Top of the Gulf Regatta has a history of supporting diversity of boats and sailors, and the event is an excellent platform for youth and beginner sailors to experience a truly international regatta. Top of the Gulf Regatta 2016, held at the end of April and beginning of May this year, saw more than 600 competitors compete in 282 boats split over 11 classes over the course of five days, breaking all previous records. According to the organisers, a fleet of 282 boats ranging from Optimists to dinghies, windsurfs, keelboats and multihulls is the largest gathering of watercraft anywhere outside an Olympics in Asia, in recent times.

In addition to the sporting events, Top of the Gulf Regatta also offers a range of social events and parties, including the opening ceremony and cocktail party, daily price givings and drinks on the lawn, as well as the finishing Ocean Marina Gala Dinner party. The Regatta Village gives sponsors and brands an opportunity to engage with guests and sailors.

The Sponsorship Experts, Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. will be managing sponsorship and partnership marketing for Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017. We have a number of commercial sponsorship and partnership opportunities available for brands and businesses wanting to integrate with this high profile event as well as many other opportunities to create bespoke events for your brand or business.

Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. is an independent marketing consultancy based in Bangkok, Thailand specialising in commercial sponsorship and partnership marketing, working with both rights holders and brands - acting as a catalyst by bringing them together and maximising the relationship.

We have packaged, sold and managed sponsorship and partnership opportunities for a wide range of rights holders and worked with many of the world’s leading brands to source and engage the right sponsorships and partnerships for them to maximise.

To view the sponsorship sales deck in English, click HERE. And in Thai, click HERE.

For more information on sponsoring the Top of the Gulf Regatta, please contact Tel./Fax: +66 2622 0605 – 7, email: