Top of the Gulf Regatta will have upto 12 Classes this year, providing competitive sailing for similar type yachts, split over four distinct course areas each with their own professional race management team.
On the Keelboat and Multihull course three IRC classes are planned, as well as the option for a “Class 0” for TP52 and similar type yachts. These will be complemented by a Cruising class, the popular one-design Platu class who will be competing for the prestigious Coronation Cup, and an Ocean Multihulls class.
The dinghy fleet will be split into two classes – Single-Handed Monohull Dinghy and Double-Handed Monohull Dinghy, with further divisional splits possible. There are options for beach catamaran classes also.
Sailors in the Optimist class will be competing for the Thailand Optimist National Championships – Thailand's top junior sailing competition – which is expected to see a fleet of 150+ youth sailors from around the world competing this year, while returning for the second year is the IOM Class RC Yachts – a class of radio-controlled yachts which is a growing class around the region.
For more details, take a look at the Notice of Race.