AWeb Sawasdee Plc, Thailand’s leading inbound travel company, has nailed its colours to the mast of the Samui International Yacht Regatta, a top sporting and lifestyle event on the Asian calendar, by coming on board as the main sponsor for the next three years. The Sawadee.com Regatta Samui 2009 will take place from June 1st to 6th 2009 on the tropical resort island of Koh Samui in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Now in its eighth year, the Regatta is considered one of the yachting community’s favourite sailing events in the region. As the final stop in the Asian Yachting Grand Prix, the racing always attracts the best boats of all categories and crews from around the region.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Christian Lukey, Web Sawasdee Plc’s chief operation officer, said: “As a Koh Samui-born organisation, we have watched the Regatta grow in status and popularity over the years so it makes perfect sense to us to come on board as title sponsor. We are keen to show visitors to the region that Koh Samui is so much more than just a beach destination. Along with the Regatta, there will be a whole range of lifestyle events and sporting activities to discover and enjoy. Of course, the sponsorship is also a great opportunity for Sawadee.com to build brand awareness throughout the region.”