Gokova Sailing Phuket crew took part in “The Bay Regatta 2014”, held on route Phuket — Phang Nga — Krabi — Phuket 12-16 February. The course was not only stunning but really hard — swashes, calm and gale-force winds turned the regatta into a fascinating competition of crews’ skills and spirits. Russian crews skippered by Maxim Taranov, Evgeniy Nikiforov and Andrey Arbuzov showed their best.

For our crew the third day of the race turned out a little dramatic. Five minutes after kicking off GALEFORCE’s boom broke while reefing because of construction defect. For the very first minutes we could not believe that a crew full of enthusiasm to beat the wind and all competitors was forced to pull out. We hardly fought back tears.

But at the same time this regatta became an unforgettable one as it helped us to discover the thrill of victory!

We raced two days:

1st day — the 4th place
2nd day —the 1st place

Top prize in the Racing Class! We congratulate our helmsman Kirill Stashevskiy and our united crew on a glorious debut onboard GALEFORCE! Wishing them new triumphs!