Top Yachting Events in Southeast Asia
Top Yachting Events in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s yachting and sailing event calendar is reaching a saturation point with the number of regattas and superyacht shows are increasing exponentially year on year.
According to leading industry influencer, Phuket-based Lee Marine, finding the right strategic balance between established shows in Europe, Asia and North America, combined with new emerging events in Southeast Asia, is key.
Founder and Managing Director of Lee Marine, Joshua Lee, noted that China, Spain, Greece, Korea and Australia fill the yacht show agenda from the beginning of the year through to August. Most importantly, Lee Marine makes sure to always attend the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival on the French Riviera and has done so since its inception.
“On average, we attend two yachting events per month that will take place globally during 2017. Lee Marine attends to meet top maritime industry builders and brokers, seeing first-hand what design and technology trend is emerging as it pertains to hot yachts,” Mr Lee, said.
He noted that yachting events during the important last quarter of 2017 spans from Florida (Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show) to Phuket, where Thailand will see a return of the successful Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) and Thailand Yacht Show (TYS).
“We look forward to working with yacht builders and experiencing their latest models. That gives us the expertise to meet potential buyers and keen yachting enthusiasts to discuss their requirements and dreams at events around Southeast Asia or other global venues,” he added.
Listed below is an overview of the top yachting events in Southeast Asia, covering both established ones and newly launched shows, rendezvous and regattas:
2017 ASIAN YACHTING/SAILING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
APRIL: Starts in April Passage to the East Yacht Rally – Langkawi to Sabah – Sail Malaysia; 12 April Start – Rolex China Sea Race 40th Biennial San Fernando Race Philippines; 19 to 23 April – 10th Commodore’s Cup Subic Bay Philippines
MAY: 4 to 8 May/13 May Top of The Gulf Regatta & Coronation Cup Jomtien Beach, South Pattaya Thailand; 20 to 27 May – 16th Samui Regatta Thailand;
JULY: 8 to 15 July – 11th Borneo International Yachting Challenge Borneo; 13 to 16 July – Multihull Solutions Regatta Phuket Thailand; 19 to 23 July – 14th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Thailand; July – Royal Singapore Yacht Club Regatta – Singapore; 29 July Start – Sail Indonesia – Australia – Indonesia – Singapore
AUGUST: Starts in August – Sail Maluku Archipelago Rally Indonesia; 19/20 & 26 August – 20th Western Circuit Sailing Regatta Singapore; August Start Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally Australia-Indonesia
SEPTEMBER: Starts in September- The Sandeq Race Mamuju to Southwest Sulawesi Indonesia
OCTOBER: Starts in October – Puerto Galera Yacht Club – All Souls Regatta Philippines; 13 to 15 October – China Coast Regatta – Hong Kong China; Starts 18 October – Biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race;
NOVEMBER: November/December Starts in November – Sail Malaysia – Passage to Langkawi Malaysia; 17 to 25 November – 28th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta Selangor Langkawi Malaysia
DECEMBER: Phuket Kings Cup Regatta 5 to 10 December Phuket Thailand; Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 8 to 10 December Phuket Thailand; Thailand Yacht Show Phuket Thailand.
2018 ASIAN YACHTING/SAILING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JANUARY: Nongsa Regatta – Batam Island, Indonesia; Phuket Rendezvous 4 to 7 January Phuket Thailand;
FEBRUARY: Starts in February – 8th Neptune Regatta – Batam Island, Indonesia; Starts in February – Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup – Subic Bay Boracay Philippines; 21 February Bay Regatta (Formerly Phang Nga Bay Regatta) – Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi;
MARCH: 28 March Start – Biennial Rolex China Sea Race – Hong Kong China Subic Bay Philippines