It’s the ninth year of the Top of the Gulf Regatta and the keelboats, multihulls and catamarans again setting off from Jomtien Beach, just down the coast from Pattaya. The events stretch across the first weekend of the month, from May 3-7, giving you plenty of time to head south and take in at least part of the racing programme.
Pattaya seems like the place to be this month – check out p32-33 for some of the other events going on – and while some of the fare is in the chaotic centre, the regatta has the advantage of taking visitors a little further afield, further south from Pattaya’s swirling neon-lit heart.
There’s never a dull moment along this stretch of coast but the presence of the regatta ensures the social calendar will be even more full. Each night after the races, you’ll be able to kick back with a cocktail on the lawns of the Ocean Marina Yacht Club.