Thailand: With a smile on your face

Thailand paints every sailor a smile on the face, not only with the legendary warmth of the inhabitants, who give the country the nickname “Land of Smiles”, but also with its sheltered bays, tropical islands rich in flora and fauna, beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing villages Stilt houses and its clear water.

The Phang-Nga Bay can be sailed all year round, as it is very well protected despite the connection to the open sea.

Beautiful sailing regions are the island group around Ko Chang (elephant island) as well as Ko Samui (coconut island) and the Ang Thong National Park in the Bay of Thailand.

One-way trips between Phuket and Langkawi in Malaysia offer the opportunity to get to know the inviting nature and tasty dishes of both countries.

Andaman Sea

Fantastic sailing weather and paradisiacal beaches against a tropical backdrop

The yacht charter area of ​​the Andaman Sea consists of Phang Nga Bay, the island of Phuket, the archipelagos Tarutao, Butang, Ko Phi Phi and Similan as well as the Krabi region

The beautiful Phang-Nga Bay is a marine national park and is very well protected despite its connection to the open sea, which makes it a unique region that can be sailed all year round for an unforgettable sailing adventure. Numerous small fishing villages with their stilt houses line the coast of the bay in harmony with a rich flora and fauna and white sandy beaches. The islands of Ko Phanak and Ko Hong should definitely be visited, as well as Khao Phing Kan with the offshore rock Ko Tapu, made famous in the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” (in Germany: “The Man with the Golden Gun”) ), and the so-called sea gypsies villages typical of the region.

The Thai west coast with the marine park of the Similan and Surin Islands can only be sailed during the northeast monsoon from November to April for an entrance fee. Coral and fish abundance make the waters of this marine park a diving paradise.

In the Gulf of Thailand there are both wet and dry periods.

Ko Samui: (reverse to the Andaman Sea’s northeast or southwest monsoon). Southwest monsoon is the dry season and lasts from April to October, with 2 to 6 Bft winds from west-southwest. The weather is dry with occasional tropical rain. This is the perfect sailing time, with the best months being from May to September.

In April and in October, the weather conditions are changeable. Northeast monsoon is the wet season and lasts from November to March, with wind from the northeast. Sailing is practically impossible during the northeastern monsoon in this area. For this reason, we don’t charter yachts during these months.

Ko Chang: Northeast monsoon season, October to April, is the dry season with plenty of sunshine, calm seas, winds between 2-6 Bft and occasional rain showers. This is the best time for sailing. Southwest monsoon is the wet period, same as the Andaman Sea. The rain comes from the direction of the Indian Ocean and usually starts in the late afternoon.

The direction and speed of emerging winds mean anchorages on the west coast are unprotected, insecure and uncomfortable. August is the wettest and December, with no precipitation, is the driest month. The hottest month of the year is April, which can reach an average of 34°. The coolest months are December and January, with an average temperature of 22°.

Easy to medium, however you should have sailing experience in tidal waters. Reading tide table is essential.

Eyeball navigation. The difference between high and low tide is 1 – 2 m. The tide takes place every 12 hours; the flood time differs every day by about 1 hour. The biggest sailing event in the Gulf of Thailand is the Koh Samui International Regatta, whic