OMYC sailing news

Ocean Marina Yacht Club..\

May 24th 2017

make a note…. next racing weekend at OMYC is 10/11th June. There is a lot of effort being put into the club so please try to make it.

May 8th 2017

Rolf Hemskerk wins the Coronation cup having been runner up on three previous years,

Congratulations Rolf and well deserved.

racing 11/12th march 2017

Tribe (Dan), Mirabooka (John) , Wikki/Stingray (Kev) and Nautical Wheeler (Martin) enjoyed some fantastic racing in great winds last weekend. Saturday took boats round Ko Kram Noi and Ko Rang Kwian and Sunday was a 13 mile Windward/ Leeward round mark H off Bang Saray and using the central water mark and the start pin to add some spice to the course. A great weekend racing enjoyed by all concerned and a great get together around a table in the sailors bar to tell our hard luck stories afterwards. All made possible by the generous support from Ocean Marina Yacht Club. For those that did not come, you missed a great weekend’s sport with great friends.

OMYC….CALENDAR OF EVENTS …plan for 2017   

January  28th & 29th            Ocean Marina Annual Anniversay Regatta     Weekend racing IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes

February  9th 10th 11th 12th Transworlds Platu Regatta                                                              10th 11th 12th       Weekend Racing IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes

March     11th & 12th            Weekend racing IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes          25th       Weekend Cruising Event

April          12th to 16th           Songkran Cruise to Koh Samet (optional Koh Chang)         20th to 26th                  Hua Hin Regatta

May        4th to 8th                 Top of the Gulf Regatta                                                               12th, 13th, 14th      Pre-Samui Regatta Cruise to Koh Samui                                                        20th to 28th    SamuiRegatta

June     10th & 11th            Weekend Race IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes                         30th June to 2nd July        Platu Open Regatta

July       1st & 2nd               Platu Open Regatta

August    12th 13th & 14th  Mothers Day Weekend (if 3 day weekend, then a cruise will be scheduled.     If only 2 days, then normal racing is planned.

September     9th & 10th               Weekend racing IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes

October  14th & 15th            Weekend racing IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes            21st to 23rd           Chulalongkorn Day Long Weekend Cruise (destination TBA)

November     11th & 12th            Sattahip race IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes         23rd to 26th                  Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show

December    2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th                 Kings birthday (Tuesday and subject to change) Long Weekend Cruise     9th, 10th & 11th    Constitution Day Long Weekend (destination TBA) Long Weekend Cruise                                                                                                    16th          Weekend racing IRC, Multihull & Cruising classes    End of year presentation party

January 2017…..report from Mike Lerdal

et.al. Happy New Year!   Update….We had a fantastic 3 day cruise over the new year weekend.  Struggled a bit to get to Haad Nual on the southern end of Koh Larn on Saturday.  Got a late start, but a comfortable sail non the less (we were not in a hurry anyway).  Howling wind at night so things were a bit bumpy but we knew our anchor was secure (we’ve dived at this location many times and are familiar with the underwater terrain).  We were expecting high winds on Sunday but I was totally surprised by it’s intensity and the high waves on the trip from Koh Larn to Koh Phai on Sunday (starboard tack with the toe rail in the water most of the time).  We tucked into the bay on the south west corner of Koh Phai for our second overnight anchorage. Yes, I installed a reefing line on Monday morning and waited until about noon for the wind to die down.  A fantastic down wind run back to the marina. BTW…the small bay at the SSW corner of Koh Phai is our new “go to” anchorage in the NE monsoon season.  Fifty baht (pay to the Thai Navy) to go on shore but well worth it!  Might be 150 baht for foreigners  Cheers, Mike and Apidee

PS…Greetings.  Some of you asked about our anchorages so I thought I would share what we experienced with friends and fellow cruisers.Saturday, Dec 31 @ Haad Nual on the southern end of Koh Larn  12.8986 degrees N, 100.7769 degrees E.  This is about 75 meters due south of the concrete structure that is 100 meters off the beach.  It’s clearly visible, even at high tide (FYI…the concrete structure is the foundation of what was supposed to have been an underwater restaurant).  Anchored in 6 meters deep (falling tide).  There are some large coral bommies to the west of this location that are visible (except at night of course).  Due east of the concrete structure, there are 4 or 5 large concrete drainage pipes that I suspect were placed there many years ago to create an artificial reef.  They are scattered around so I can’t pin point their exact locations.  They are about 1.5 meters tall in 5-6 meter deep water.  Probably not a hazard but I wouldn’t want to damage the coral by dropping the hook in one. In general, just look for the coral reef as you approach from the south.  As long as you stay a safe distance from the coral, the bottom is compacted sand with very few, if any, rocks.  We experienced 10 knot winds, from the north all night and felt very secure (just a little bumpy at times).  There are a lot of jet ski’s, speed boats and other tourist boats during the day but it’s pretty deserted and peaceful at night.Sunday, Jan 1 @ Koh Phai. on the south end of Koh Phai.  12.9204 N, 100.6779 E.  This was our first time at this location and it is now our “go to” safe haven in the NE monsoon season.  We dropped the hook at 5 meters (again with a falling tide) about 175 meters off the beach in the middle of the bay.  Bottom is entirely sand.  Secure and very well protected from the howling northerly wind we experienced again that night.  It costs 50 baht/day for Thai’s to go on the beach.  Foreigners pay 150 baht/day.  Apidee negotiated the price for me and I only had to pay 50 baht :).  I rewarded the guy with a small bottle of Sang Som (always good to look out for the well being of our Thai Navy friends).  Clear water and a very nice beach.Our boat is 36 ft long, with 1.8 meter draft.  30 pound CQR anchor with 20 meters of chain.  I always put out all the chain.

E-mail me if you have any questions or comments.  Cheers, Mike and Apidee

December 1st 2017

update for Platus for Dec 10/11/12th     Current thinking is to sail to Koh Si Chang and stay for Saturday night, with BBQ at Pan and Davids, then Sunday sail to Koh Larn for dinner and stay over night there.  Monday sail back to Ocean Marina.

Platu Cost:  1600 baht/person
Ocean Marina costs:  400 baht/person
BBQ/Dinner Costs:  1500-2000 baht/person (Depending on Koh Larn dinner)
Lodging:  Around 1000/night, could be cheaper or more expensive depending where you stay.
We have some interest so far, it is looking like one Platu will go.

November 21st 2017

Ocean Marina Cruising & Racing

We have a cruise, combined with a racing event planed for the long weekend in December, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th December. We will race or cruise up to Koh Si Chang on Saturday, cruise & race around the areas many islands and then return to Ocean Marina on Monday 12th.

We plan to have a dinner at Pan & David’s Restaurant, so please RSVP so we can advise them on our catering requirements.

More details after the boat show!

21st 2017

 

NOVEMBER 11th 2016…..Greetings from Ocean Marina. I am writing to you to update you on the events happening this month, including weekend racing this weekend, then the following Saturday night, a special tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej is planned, in Pattaya Bay, on the 19th, and then on the 24th to the 27th is the annual Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show.

 Pattaya’s Tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Today I attended 2 meetings regarding the plan for a special tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. As the king was a great sailor, amongst other great accomplishments, Pattaya City, together with the Marine Department have planned a tribute, with Pattaya Bay being the main center.

 Boats coming from Ocean Marina will anchor as a backdrop to the event, which is located on water opposite Pattaya Klang Road. Jet Skis will be doing the shape of the and speed boats will do a heart shape around that. Our boats will anchor in a line around everything. I have attached to this email a layout of what is proposed to illustrate what the plan is.

 We have been asked that all the boats to be in place, and anchored, by 4pm, so the plan is to leave the marina at 2pm, and cruise the leisurely 9 nautical miles to the event area. Then we can anchor in position and ready to be a part of this great tribute to the king.

 From 6pm to 8pm there are many tributes on the beach road where there is a stage. It is possible for some to go ashore however we recommend a responsible crew be onboard each yacht at all times.

 Departure back to Ocean Marina will be sometime around 8pm.

 Can you please let me know if you plan to come? Also, it might be a nice idea to have lunch here at Ocean Maria, say from 12pm to 1.30pm, and so if this appeals to you, please let me know numbers so we can plan this.

 If you don’t have a boat, and wish to join, Ocean Marina has places available on our boats, and there are also charter companies located here at Ocean Marina with boats available to rent. Ocean Marina is offering places onboard for 2,999 baht per head for adults and 1,999 baht per head for children. This includes canape & soft drink onboard, and a donation to buy equipment for poor schools.

Ø  For more information about Ocean Marina’s boats, go to http://www.oceanmarinayachtclub.com/boat-charter-marina

Ø  For more information about our tenants, go to http://www.oceanmarinayachtclub.com/tenants-marina

 Scott Finsten

 Weekend Racing 12th & 13th (this weekend)

This weekend is racing off Ocean Marina, and we already have a lot of starters, so if you can, come down and join the fun. We do have, always, skippers looking for crew, so if you are keen to join in, come down to the marina and meet on the deck of the Sailor Bar, 9am Saturday. Saturday night is also the 500 baht BBQ Buffet on the deck of the Sailor Bar.

Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show

This year’s boat show, 24th to 27th, is only a few weeks away and is shaping up as one of the best ever. We have today confirmed a full marina, with more boats than we have ever had before. The show will also have a tribute to the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the King’s Jazz music playing during the show.

Thank you and hope to see you at Ocean Marina.

Regards,        Scott Finsten

NEXT RACING WEEKEND is 12/13th November 2016

Boat show at Ocean Marina Yacht Club is going ahead….24th to 27th October. But please note that the FIREWORK display for 26/27th has been cancelled.

email from OMYC 11 Oct 2016

This weekend we have racing and the plan is to combine a race with a cruise to a destination and then a race/cruise back. Should be a lot of fun and I hope everyone can make it down to the marina and join in. Briefing and more details will be announced on the deck of the Sailor Bar at 9.30am on the Saturday. Don’t forget, on Saturday night we have the ever popular, Weekend BBQ Buffet on the deck. At only 500 baht per person, it is great value and you can get a better location overlooking the marina.

Top of the Gulf Regatta Wins Silver at the recent Asian Sports Industry Awards

Our annual regatta, Top of the Gulf Regatta won Silver in the category “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand” at the recent Asian Sports Industry Awards (SPIA Asia 2016), beating out strong competition from around the country and a record number of 208 entries across 17 categories. I have attached to this email the press release detailing our win.

Southeast Asia Pilot

The latest edition of the Southeast Asia Pilot was launched last week and this one is the biggest and most comprehensive yet. We have a limited number of copies in stock and are available for only 1,950 baht, which is great value for what is known as the “Cruising Bible of South East Asia”.

Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show

Don’t forget the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, 24th to 27th November, is only weeks away. Bookings are filling up the show nicely and the most improved part is the Food, Wine and Drink festival which will be an integral part of the show and much improved from last year. If you would like to book space in the show, I recommend you be quick as space is running out.

Pattaya International Fireworks Festival –

This year’s Pattaya International Fireworks Festival will light up the sky Nov 25-26. This year’s festival will feature shows by a number of international teams with Thai celebrities serving as honorary team captains. It will be a spectacular show once again, but remember that all along the beachfront it will get very busy. My recommendation is to forget the crowds and the traffic, and come down to Ocean Marina, see the boat show, and then go and enjoy the fireworks by boat.

Racing & Cruising Events Coming Up!

We have some great events, racing and cruising, coming up so we look forward to everyone coming down to Ocean Marina.

Racing Events

Ø  October 15th & 16th  2016 David Bell is again the Officer of the day ..Thanks to David.

Ø  November 12th & 13th   2016           Officer of the day to be decided

Ø  December 10th     2916                        Racing Saturday & Party Saturday night (Christmas theme)

Platu Events

Ø  Platu Cup 22nd, 23rd & 24th October 2016

Ø  Platu Transworlds, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th February 2017

OMYC …Cruising Events

Ø  October Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

·         Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th 2016

·         Koh Si Chang, Koh Pai suggested destinations.

Ø  November Loy Krathong

·         Monday 14th 2016

·         Details to follow closer to the date

Ø  December King’s Birthday long weekend

·         Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th 2016

·         Sail to Koh Samet

Hotel Promotions

Saturday night BBQ Buffet Grill

The Buffet Grill Night at Sailor’s Bar Restaurant every Saturday 05.30 – 10.00 pm. For more information and make your reservation please contact us: Tel. 038 237 310 – 5

 ends……..Scott Finsten 11 Oct 2016

3 Oct 2016…. Nina’s sailing trip.report

It is good to report that Nina’s day on the water was a total success. Nina has a terrific disposition and it was a pleasure to be able to help her with her first step to being able to sail her own boat. Peter Jacobs of the Disabled Sailing Group has almost completed the manufacture of a two person boat especially designed to help disabled sailors control their own boat. Come to the Pattaya Boat show to see this magnificent yacht.

1 Oct 2016… Some good news for a change..

Newspapers are full of sad stories and stories of rich people trying to get even richer by cheating.

Luckily we have a totally different story based at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya.

A group of people have given up their time and expense to give Nantini Dhoowa the chance to realize a dream. “Nina’ is severely disabled but nevertheless is fully committed to go sailing. Not on a 42 foot cruising yacht will all amenities but she has chosen to experience life on a Platu, a 25 foot racing yacht with no amenities, just a lot of ropes.

Thanks go to

Scott Finsten, the harbor master, for arranging to provide marina facilities free of charge.

Peter Jacobs, for arranging the complicated off water arrangements.

James Mutter of Sailquest, for providing the “on water” arrangements

K Wikki Nualkahair for generously providing the Platu 25 yacht.

Doug Smith and Kev Scott for modifying the boat to accept Nina’s wheelchair.

Grant Atkinson, at the North sails repair loft, for modifying sails to suit the trip free of charge

Nina, for being brave and adventurous.

 If you are in the area this Sunday please get out onto the water and follow Nina’s trip. We leave the dock at 10.00 hrs and sail towards Royal Varuna Yacht Club where club members will sail out to meet the intrepid sailor.

Keep in touch on channel 69.

Ferret news..Kev Scott 28 Sept 2016

 

Update from Scott Finsten 26th Sept 2016

We have lots of exciting news to report, and some important information to update you. Between Customs making it easier for foreign vessels to visit, a great turnout from last month’s racing, to news from the Royal Thai Navy, I don’t know where to start!

It’s Turtle Breeding Season!

Let’s start with a very important massage from the Royal Thai Navy. Recently some have reported that it has been difficult to cruise to Koh Kraam and the navy has been asking boats to leave. I now understand the reason why, which is now very clear and understandable the navy’s actions.

Currently it is the turtle breading season. Turtles are coming from all over the region to lay their eggs on Koh Kraam, so the navy is doing their best to protect this very important part of our ecology. Please help, stay away for now, and let the turtles be able to flourish in our local waters. We will keep everyone updated.

Important News About Customs Regulations

As mentioned earlier, we have had many meetings recently with Customs, and they have resolved to make visiting Thailand easier for foreigners cruising the region in their boat. From now on, any foreign visiting yacht that comes to Ocean Marina, will be able to apply for a 6 month permission to stay. Further extensions are possible for up to 18 months, and in certain circumstances, further extensions to this are also possible, if you are repairing the boat for example.

Customs are also working on further initiatives to support the marine industry in Thailand, such as duty free importation of parts for foreign yachts in transit, and making the process easier when clearing in and out. This is great news and we are thankful for the government supporting cruising in Thailand, amongst many initiatives they are implementing. For more information, please don’t hesitate to send me an email, and am happy to clarify for you.

 Weekend Racing Update Oct 10/11 2016

The last weekend racing event attracted a great turnout in competitors. The Saturday night was supported by a great buffet dinner form the Hotel for only 500 baht so all in all, it was a great weekend.

Kevin wrote a great report, and I am happy to share this with you;

What a great weekend of sailing for everyone.

David Bell set a 21 mile course on Saturday and in spite of the wind falling away Brad Kirk managed to get Dynamite across the line before the cut off time of 16.00 hours. It was a great battle between the three IRC boats as they sailed close to each other the whole way round the course. Changes in wind speed showed the difference in boat designs but they finished within five minutes of each other after 4 and a half hours of racing.

In the cruising class boat designs varied considerably and in some cases crews were having to get used to the finer art of racing. Good to see that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and were eager to get stuck into another race on Sunday.

This time it was a 12 mile course close to the shore to keep all boats within sight of each other. The starts were made very difficult due to a complete lack of wind at times but eventually all boats got into the sea breeze and enjoyed another great day on the water.

David Bell and Brad Kirk finished the weekend both on 3 points and it took a tie breaker system to announce David as the winner.

In the cruising class boat designs varied considerably and in some cases crews were having to get used to the finer art of racing. Good to see that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and were eager to get stuck into another race on Sunday.

Great to see so many cruising class boats and the variety of their crews brings a whole new generation of sailors to the club, which is in itself a breath of fresh air.

Congratulations to Dan Green (assisted by his wife and two children) on his new yacht Tribe, winner of the Cruising class, at his very first attempt.

Racing is designed to make crews fight for every second for a win but we should never forget it is also a sport for us to enjoy. It is a great way for cruising skippers to better understand the way to sail and hopefully lead to more enjoyment from their boats.

Thanks to Scott Finston and OMYC for providing the on water services and results. To David bell for organizing the races. To K. Chumporn (Ron) for doing a good job as race officer and Joe, the restaurant manager for putting on a great buffet meal.

Ferret News..written by Kev Scott  12th  Sept 2016

Racing & Cruising Events Coming Up! Oct, Nov, Dec 2016

We have some great events, racing and cruising, coming up so we look forward to everyone coming down to Ocean Marina.

Racing Events

  • October 15th & 16th Officer of the day to be decided
  • November 12th & 13th Officer of the day to be decided
  • December 10th Racing Saturday & Party Saturday night (Christmas theme)

Platu Events

  • Platu Cup 22nd, 23rd & 24th October 2016
  • Platu Transworlds, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th February 2017

Cruising Events

  • October Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
  • Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th
  • Koh Si Chang, Koh Pai suggested destinations.
  • November Loy Krathong
  • Monday 14th
  • Details to follow closer to the date
  • December King’s Birthday long weekend
  • Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th
  • Sail to Koh Samet

Hotel Promotions

Saturday night BBQ Buffet Grill

The Buffet Grill Night at Sailor’s Bar Restaurant every Saturday 05.30 – 10.00 pm. For more information and make your reservation please contact us: Tel. 038 237 310 – 5

OMYC racing weekend September 10/11th 2016..race report

What a great weekend of sailing for everyone.

David Bell set a 21 mile course on Saturday and in spite of the wind falling away Brad Kirk managed to get Dynamite across the line before the cut off time of 16.00 hours. It was a great battle between the three IRC boats  as they sailed close to each other the whole way round the course. Changes in wind speed showed the difference in boat designs but they finished within five minutes of each other after 4 and a half hours of racing.

In the cruising class boat designs varied considerably and in some cases crews were having to get used to the finer art of racing. Good to see that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and were eager to get stuck into another race on Sunday.

This time it was a 12 mile course close to the shore to keep all boats within sight of each other. The starts were made very difficult due to a complete lack of wind at times but eventually all boats got into the sea breeze and enjoyed another great day on the water.

David Bell and Brad Kirk finished the weekend both on 3 points and it took a tie breaker system to announce David as the winner.

Great to see so many cruising class boats and the variety of their crews brings a whole new generation of sailors to the club, which is in itself a breath of fresh air.

Congratulations to Dan Green ( assisted by his wife and two children) on his new yacht Tribe, winner of the Cruising class, at his very first attempt.

Racing is designed to make crews fight for every second for a win but we should never forget it is also a sport for us to enjoy. It is a great way for cruising skippers to better understand the way to sail and hopefully lead to more enjoyment from their boats.

Thanks to Scott Finston and OMYC for providing the on water services and results. To David bell for organizing the races. To K. Chumporn (Ron) for doing a good job as race officer and Joe, the restaurant manager for putting on a great buffet meal.

Ferret News, written by Kev Scott 12 Sept 2016

Results..sorry about the quality ..Word Press is not very good at forms !

(If there is a computer nerd out there who can help me..please do so…Kev)

Regatta

September

2016

Overall

Saturday

Race

1

10/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

 

Wind

 

IRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

11:20:00

Wind

 

 

Yacht

Skipper

Sail

 

Pts

Rank

TCF

Total Correct

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Rank

Magic

David Bell

THA

5593

2

2

1.024

4:35:03

15:48:36

4:28:36

4:35:03

2

Dynamite

Brad Kirk

THA

5303

1

1

1.034

4:32:29

15:43:31

4:23:31

4:32:29

1

Iolanthe III

John Morris

SIN

808

3

3

1.019

4:38:01

15:52:50

4:32:50

4:38:01

3

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

11:00:00

Wind

0

0

Yacht

Skipper

Sail

 

Points

Rank

TCF

Total Correct

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Rank

Nautical Wheeler

Martin Brown

0

0

1

1

0.918

4:13:16

15:55:53

4:35:53

4:13:16

1

Jackpot

John Heinecke

5

0.945

#VALUE!

DNF

 

Amore

Mike Lerdal

5

0.984

DNF

 

Tribe

Dan Green

2

2

0.919

16:36:53

5:16:53

4:51:13

2

Mirrabooka

Jan Speets

 

 

5

 

 

 

DNF

 

 

 

Regatta

September

2016

Overall

Sunday

Race

1

11/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

 

Wind

 

IRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

11:25:00

Wind

 

 

Yacht

Skipper

Sail

 

Pts

Rank

TCF

Total Correct

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Rank

Magic

David Bell

THA

5593

3

1

1.024

2:51:50

14:07:48

2:47:48

2:51:50

1

Dynamite

Brad Kirk

THA

5303

3

2

1.034

2:56:55

14:11:06

2:51:06

2:56:55

2

Iolanthe

John Morris

SIN

808

6

3

1.04

2:57:04

14:10:15

2:50:15

2:57:04

3

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

11:05:00

Wind

0

0

Yacht

Skipper

Sail

 

Points

Rank

TCF

Total Correct

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Rank

Nautical Wheeler

Martin Brown

0

0

3

2

0.918

3:09:54

14:46:52

3:26:52

3:09:54

2

Jackpot

John Heinecke

8

3

0.945

#REF!

15:02:00

3:42:00

3:29:47

3

Amore

Mike Lerdal

10

0.984

DNF

5

Tribe

Dan Green

3

1

0.919

14:43:40

3:23:40

3:07:10

1

Mirrabooka

Jan Speets

 

 

10

 

 

 

DNF

 

 

5

 CLUB NEWS SEPTEMBER 2016 EMAIL

 Greetings from Ocean Marina.

 We have a lot happening here at Ocean Marina and there are some great opportunities for boating coming up, with the weekend sailing resuming, and some public holidays luckily combining to give us some 3-day weekends. Also our boat show is less than 3 months away and looks like it will be bigger and better than ever before. We also just got confirmation that the Pattaya Fireworks Festival is definitely on again this year, at the same time as the boat show!

 This weekend the racing resumes after a short break, and going by the numbers who have indicated they will come, it appears the break was needed, and more importantly, there are a few that need a good weekend of sailing. Entries so far include Magic, Nautical Wheeler, Jackpot, Dynamite, Amore, Mirrabooka, Iolanthe, Tribe and even Grafitti will be back out there. If you are boatless and want to get out for a sail, we always have plenty of skippers looking for extra crew, so come down and join in.

Briefing is at 9.30am on the deck of the Sailors Bar.

 Just another reminder for weekend racing and cruising events, we propose to have a 4 month point score finishing with an end of year Christmas party. The calendar for the remaining 4 months is proposed as follows;

Racing Events

Ø  September 10th & 11th          David Bell is officer of the day

Ø  October 15th & 16th                 Officer of the day to be decided

Ø  November 12th & 13th           Officer of the day to be decided

Ø  December 10th                          Racing Saturday & Party Saturday night (Christmas theme)

Platu Events

Ø  Platu Cup 22nd, 23rd & 24th October

Ø  Platu Transworlds, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th February

Cruising Events

Ø  October Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

·         Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th

·         Koh Si Chang, Koh Pai suggested destinations.

Ø  November Loy Krathong

·         Monday 14th

·         Details to follow closer to the date

Ø  December King’s Birthday long weekend

·         Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th

·         Sail to Koh Samet

We really need to form a Sailing Committee and I hope some of you can join. The sailing committee will provide direction, set dates of monthly racing & cruising events based on the feedback of the club members. If you are interested in joining the Sailing Committee, please let me know.

As mentioned at the top, we met with TAT Pattaya and Khun Surada confirmed that the Pattaya International Fireworks Competition is definitely on this year. On Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th, countries from all over the world will battle out to be the best pyrotechnic and show their best fireworks display. You have the opportunity to get front row seats without the crowds, so get out on a boat and enjoy the spectacular!

 

News update August 30th 2016

A calendar of events has been created and I hope you will all help re generate OMYC by attending as many events as possible. The four monthly racing events will qualify for the year’s Championship. The Platu Cup is the 4th and final round of the One Design Platu Championship of Thailand.

Racing Events 2016

Ø  September 10th & 11th       David Bell is officer of the day

Ø  October 15th & 16th             Officer of the day to be decided

Ø  October 22nd 23rd 24th   Platu Cup…..Officer of the day kev Scott

Ø  November 12th & 13th        Officer of the day to be decided

Ø  December 10th                     Racing Saturday & Party Saturday night (Christmas theme)

Cruising Events

Ø  October Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

o   Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th

o   Koh Si Chang, Koh Pai suggested destinations.

Ø  November Loy Krathong

o   Monday 14th

o   Details to follow closer to the date

Ø  December King’s Birthday long weekend             

o   Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th

o   Sail to Koh Samet

August 18th 2016

Gary Baguley and Andre Denbraven risked the high winds to spend the long weekend at Ko Sichang. Nearer to home, two platus and David Bell with Magic, raced around a local course before a rest stop for lunch. Then a race back to the Marina.

This may be the low season for racing but we will continue with some events every month until the numbers come back again. Looks like there is a majority wanting to do the overnight stop on Kosichang or the sister event staying overnight in Sattahip. Keep watch here for club news of these forthcoming weekends.

Ferret news…Kev Scott

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Posted 13 July 2016

For the cruisers amongst you…

Mike Davis of “Winds and Tides”, has arranged a great three day trip to Ko Samet.

Leave Ocean Marina at 06.00 hrs on Friday the 22nd July and return on Sunday the 24th. Mike has arranged anchorages and evening restaurants to make it a trip to enjoy.

Call mike on 086 335 3117 for further details.

July 1st

Although we are still waiting for an official email from OMYC it looks like the July 9/10th trip to Ko Sichang has been cancelled. However Mike Davis is taking Winds and Tides so if any other cruisers want to join him they are welcome to do so on a casual basis.

10 January 2016

There was a recent change in direction for the sailing club at Ocean Marina.

By common consent it was decided that the marina management should take over the running of the sailing events. Unfortunately this change has coincided with a lull in the number of boats sailing and a combination of these two items has not helped for sure.

Therefore we all need to help “positively” in whatever way possible. Please encourage everyone you know to come sailing and do not be shy to send in your comments by email to Scott Finsten , your new chairman.

scott.finsten@oceanmarinayachtclub.com

All constructive comments are welcomed so that the club can move in the direction YOU want it to move. Right now the events are moving away from strictly racing to include a lot more cruising in an effort to more gradually encourage newcomers to undertsand the joys of being on the water. However there is still plenty of opportunity for “racers” to keep up to speed.

I am able to continue to support Platus for club events thanks to the generous help given to me from K Wikki, and Tom and Kevin Whitcraft. 800 baht a day gets you onboard one of these great boats. …………………….contact kevscott@hotmail.com

So come on guys and gals..it’s your club, so do not be backwards in coming forwards.

Next event is July 9/10th so watch out for detailed information very soon.

Kev Scott  17 June 2016

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