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Thailand Flotilla - Explore the Jewels of South East Asia

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Thailand Flotilla Info

Dates & Leaders:

Trip cost:

  • Yachts range in size from 40-51 feet
  • Cost varies depending on the number of crew & size of your yacht

Next Planning Party:

  • There will be no more planning parties for this flotilla

Reservations:

  • 800.223.2984

 


Sailing in the well-sheltered cruising grounds of Phuket offers a majestic coastline with great anchorages, dramatic scenery, beautiful beaches, world-class diving, and excellent sailing all year round. Once on shore, experience the friendly and welcoming Thai locals. Novice and experienced sailors alike will find inspiration in this amazing adventure. Come to our next planning party to learn more about joining us.



OCSC SAILING - Thailand Flotilla - Explore the Jewels of South East Asia - 01The Jewels of South East Asia

Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is endowed with unparalleled tropical beauty. Of its four distinct regions, the southern peninsular reaches of the country are of the most interest to sailors. The cruising grounds off the east coast of the island of Phuket are among the finest anywhere. Towering pinnacles of limestone jut from the emerald-colored and sheltered waters of Phang-nga Bay. To the south, the famous Phi Phi Islands stand as jewels of the Andaman Sea. More than 130 picturesque isles lie within the province of Krabi alone, and the offshore marine preserves of the Similan and Surin islands are internationally famous as one of the world’s top scuba diving sites.

Sailing in Phuket

A Phuket sailing vacation offers a multitude of scenic and secure anchorages, pristine white-sand beaches, rugged uninhabited islands, and lively nightlife and resorts. The warm, hospitable people of Thailand enhance the enjoyment of a Phuket yacht charter, making the sailing adventure all the more memorable in a nation often called the Land of Smiles.


OCSC SAILING - Thailand Flotilla - Explore the Jewels of South East Asia - 02Favorable Winds And Permanent Sunshine

Thailand is a year round sailing destination. There are two main seasons, which are called the wet and dry season, or the SW or NE monsoon, respectively. Seasonal winds tend to be predictable, although there may be inconsistencies as they change from one to the other.

The NE monsoon runs from November to April and has wind speeds of force 2 to 4 from the NE. The winds are quite stable during this period and temperatures are usually in the region of 30 deg C. It is consistently dry and sunny, with ideal conditions for sailing. If you wish to visit the Similan Islands you can only do so during the North East Monsoon and will be asked to sign a Moorings disclaimer before you leave the base.


Tides

Thailand has two high tides per day. The range varies from half a metre to just over 3 metres. The Ao Po marina has instant all tide access to Phang Nga bay. The latest that a Moorings yacht can depart from the marina is 5.00 pm as the nearest anchorage is half an hour away and all yachts must be anchored by 5.30 pm. The area and yacht briefings take up to an hour each and provisioning shopping will take around 3 hours including taxi transfers. Therefore if you wish to depart on the day their charter starts they should arrive no later than 12 noon if you are doing your own provisioning or 3.00 pm if you have provisioned online.

Historical Weather

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February

91

73

33

23

1.1

27

82

28

NE 10-20 kts

OCSC SAILING - Thailand Flotilla - Explore the Jewels of South East Asia - 03OCSC’s Flotillas

If you haven’t been on a flotilla before, here’s how it works. OCSC reserves multiple boats for the location and holds a series of planning parties to explain the details and answer questions from anyone who is interested. Some members choose to reserve a whole boat with their friends and family; some hook up with other singles or couples to form their own boat; a third option is to reserve a cabin on a boat skippered by an OCSC Instructor.

Flotilla charters are ideal for first-time skippers since OCSC helps in cruise planning, introduces individuals to others interested in sharing a yacht, and sends an experienced ‘group leader’ along. The security in this type of ‘buddy-boating’ is a primary reason for flotilla-style chartering, but the ease of participation and ‘instant parties’ make a first charter that much more enjoyable.

We hope you'll join us. Please call Rich, Alicia or Lisa for more information and availability at 800.223.2984