Tell your friends that you are off to Pattaya for the weekend and you run the risk of getting replies like "why?" or "sorry to hear that."
|The view from Varuna|
Sailing at Royal Varuna Yacht Club at the foot of Pratumnak Hill is one of those hidden gems. Sitting in the club house or on the private beach looking out over the sea toward Ko Larn, Ko Rin and Satthahip, gives the sense of being hundreds of miles from the hustle and bustle of any city or tourist town.
Beach catamarans are the most common boat found on the grassy hill at Varuna, but there are many dinghies as well including RS visions, Lasers and 29ers. There are club organized sailing events nearly every week and national and international sailing competitions. For sailors who want to kick back and relax, the islands nearby and Jomtien and Bang Saree beaches are great cruising destinations.
|Ko Rin Campout|
Check out the Royal Varuna Yacht Club website for information about membership, events, accommodation and sailboat rental.
If you are a member of a sailing club, and you are visiting Thailand, you can purchase a temporary membership for as short a time period as a single day.