Four days of great sailing in the Gulf of Thailand came to a close today with the final day of the 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta producing some top sailing. Held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand, the ninth edition has been one of the best yet.
Pongsapat Pumyam winner of Thailand Optimist National Championships presented by Sansiri; Damrongsak and Sakda Vongtim winners of Open Beach Multihull class
Strong winds greeted sailors on Day 2 of the 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand.
Day 1 of the 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta saw classic Gulf of Thailand sailing conditions with consistent winds of 12-15 knots and a stunning blue sky postcard backdrop off Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
Pattaya ready to host 2013 Top of the Gulf Regatta. Sailors from 30 countries worldwide to take part and promote Pattaya’s best sailing ground
The well-known boxing teacher “Yodthong” died at Chonburi hospital at the age of 76. He was known for training Thai boxing champions, but more so for his good heart. He had won 56 million THB in the national lottery, but spent it all to open Muay Thai boxing camps and give to needy people.
More than 120 thrill-seeking contestants skimmed across the ocean in various watercraft at Jomtien beach during the Pattaya Jet Ski Club competition. Co-sponsored by the city, the 3-day event featured different categories of races, including jet skis, speedboats and banana boat racing.
A big crowd of Thais and foreign tourists gathered at the Central center department store to watch amateur boxers fighting in Western style matches. Unlike Thai boxing, only punches are allowed. The tournament also hopes to find a boxer to represent Thailand at the international level.
Government workers competed with gusto at a sports tournament in front of Pattaya City Hall. The tournament was held to promote exercise and build strong relationships among government departments. A featured sport was “Chair Ball,” a Thai game somewhat similar to basketball.
The fast growing sport of Trail Running is coming up again “The Columbia Trail Masters 2013” 4th edition will be Start-Finish at Horseshoe Point Resort Pattaya on January 13, 2013.
Spectators are enjoying world-class beach volleyball at Bangsaen beach, the last stop on the 2012 international beach volleyball pro tour. Several Thailand teams are joining the top international women’s teams spiking for the tournament title.
A Latvian strong man won two arm wrestling titles in different divisions at an arm-wrestling contest held at the Royal Garden Plaza. Although the sport is well known, few arm wrestling competitions exist in Thailand. Winners won 50,000 THB cash and other prizes.
In a proud Olympian moment, 2,690 people in Bangkok set a new Guinness World Record for most people playing hula hoops. The agile Bangkokians wrested the title from previous record-holder Taiwan, beating its total of 2,497 hula hoopers.
One million baht raised in a charity run will be donated to Pattaya city to purchase outdoor fitness equipment, said co-sponsors Numchai Home Electronics Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Kang Yong Watana Co. Ltd. The electronics industry leaders hope to promote healthy living in Pattaya.
The previous year’s champion, Kenyan runner Mr. Lawrence Kiptoo Saina, again outraced the pack to finish first in this year’s Pattaya Marathon 2012. But Mr. Lawrence could not break the previous record time.
Runners and wheelchair racers around the world will compete in the 21st annual Pattaya Marathon for the “Kings Cup” and 2 million BHT in prize money.
BANGKOK, 9 July 2012 -The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has disclosed that Thai viewers will be able to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games live via satellite and normal TVs.
Bangkok Airways is ready for "Samui Island Marathon 2012" The admission will be starting from now until September 22nd, 2012
PATTAYA, (7 May 2012) The 2012 Thailand Optimist Championship came to a close today after three days of racing off Ocean Marina Yacht Club in some of the most challenging conditions the youth sailors have experienced.
PATTAYA, (6 May 2012) Day Two started with lighter winds as the boats headed to their respective startlines, building to a steady 8 knots for Race One on the keelboat and multihull courses. The tough conditions yesterday left their mark on some with Quantum righted and safely secured in the marina, no longer participating in the series. Sweet Chariot and Cedar Swan, however, were back on the course as Principal Race Officer, Jerry Rollin got the races off on time.