Ahoy there me maties! We're here at the Phuket Yacht Club on Ao Yon Bay, near Cape Panwa, learning to sail and getting ready for our first ever boat race this month. The Phuket Yacht Club is arranging the first ever sailing race for kids like us called the ISLAND TROPHY. This two-day regatta, with kids from Koh Samui and Phuket taking part, will take place off Ao Yon on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 March. The Island Trophy will be an annual event, alternating between Koh Samui and Phuket. The 2008 event will consist of three races on each day, with a beachside BBQ & Prize Giving on Sunday 23rd March.10-12 youngsters will race over the two days and the trophy will be awarded to the overall winner, with medals for individual races and age categories. The competitors will be kids from around 8 years upwards, so we are learning to sail these tiny Optimist dinghies here in Phuket as part of the Phuket Yacht Club's sail training programme, and are looking forward to the exciting races. Let's talk to some of our friends learning here: (Joseph & Manisha).
Phuket Yacht Club has a great team of sailing coaches who enjoy teaching youngsters to sail and to develop the club as a great place for sailing-oriented family activities. One of them is Katy who told us more: For more details on the Island Trophy, the Ao Yon sail training programme or how to sponsor the boats and teams, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you can join us to learn or watch our first races on 22-23 March. This is Lilou, today's Young Reporter for Andaman News. Back to the studio. Bye!