Koh Phangan Youth Sailing
Koh Phangan Youth Sailing has been set up in the beautiful village of Chaloklum, on Koh Phangan. The centre is based right in the centre of Chaloklum with direct beach access to Chaloklum Bay, with the vast expanse of the bay to sail on. Chaloklum is only 15 minutes from the main port of Thongsala on a very good road. Also the village has plenty of accomodation, restaurants and bars. The Project has been set up to give children whom would never ever sail a sailing dinghy, the opportunity to go sailing. This is for all on the island and is hoped the local schools will become involved. Sailing is a great sport to teach children , self discipline , a purpose in life, a chance to learn about themselves and enjoy the joys of sailing a racing dinghy, and be out in the open at one with the sea and the elements It is a great builder of people's character, confidence and can help with the challenges in life.
The boats have been carefully chosen to give participants the chance to progress to faster and more difficult high performance two person sailing dinghy. Once the children have learnt to sail, they will be taught to race around a course. It is hoped that some will show an aptitude for racing, and, if funding can be found, will be taken to regattas at Phuket, Hua Hin and Pattaya. The project is to help the youth of Koh Phangan.