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14 May 2009 :: 14:05:25 pm 23496

Pattaya Top Of The Gulf Regatta 2009 Sails To Success Under Raimon Land Banner

Platu Coronation Cup goes to Ray Robert on Wikki Quantum Racing. Royal Thai Navy 1, skippered by Damrongsak Pongwichien, wins IRC 2 Class?
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PATTAYA: 11 May, 2009 – Hundreds of yachts from throughout Asia and around the world competed in the Raimon Land-sponsored Top of the Gulf International Regatta 2009, one of the region?s most prestigious sailing events held from April 30 ? May 4 at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya.

Raimon Land?s support of the regatta, which featured 11 hotly contested classes including the HM The King?s Platu Coronation Cup and the Optimist Thailand Nationals for single hull dinghies, is part of the luxury property developer?s strategy to promote Thailand?s marine leisure activities as a key attraction for its resort destinations.

Raimon Land Director of Marketing, Henri Young, said the regatta?s excellent turnout, in spite of the ongoing global economic slowdown, highlights Pattaya?s international appeal for hosting prominent sailing events and providing upscale outdoor lifestyle activities.

?This year’s Top of the Gulf Regatta was one of the most keenly contested yet, and Raimon Land was proud once again to be a part of the event, which very much assists the Pattaya economy and its image as one of Thailand’s favourite sailing destinations,? said Mr Young.

Hometown favourite Damrongsak Pongwichlen took IRC 2 honours at the helm of Royal Thai Navy (pictured) ahead of David Bell and Leif Ho, while Matt Allen notched up the overall win in IRC 1 onboard Ichi Ban ahead of Pascal Leray and Gary Baguley.

Other class winners included Renfred Tay in IRC Cruising Class, Radab Kanjanavanit in Ocean Hulls, and Damrongsak Vongtim and Kitsada Vongtim in Hobie 16.

Photo Caption: Henri Young, Director of Marketing, Raimon Land PLC (left) and Thai skipper Damrongsak Pongwichlen with his team sailed to first place in IRC 2 at the helm of Royal Thai Navy.

For more information about Raimon Land, please visit www.raimonland.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Announcement News

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