Pattaya Water Sports Festival generates waves in Jomtien

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In co-operation with City Hall, the Pattaya Jet-Ski Club organized the Pattaya Water Sports Festival 2012, which took place at Jomtien beach from February 4-5.

The tournament was divided into several categories and included jet-ski, sport boat and parasailing disciplines among others.

Vichai Sonthiraksa won the Yamaha 701cc jet-ski category title. Vichai Sonthiraksa won the Yamaha 701cc jet-ski category title.

In an exciting jet-ski competition, the Yamaha 701cc category was claimed by Vichai Sonthiraksa from the Singha PTT team ahead of 19 other racers.  As well as receiving a handsome trophy from Pattaya Mayor Itthipol Kunplume, Vichai also collected a first prize of 10,000 baht for his efforts.  Second and third places went to Krit from the Krit Krua Serf team and Rachan Aromwong from Phachang-mun Marine team respectively.

Other notable results from the weekend included the Sport boat 40 horsepower standard category, which was won by Prasert Jansroi representing the Hollywood Car Care team, and the Sport boat 50 horsepower event that saw Sukit Suphisuk from the Baan Thai Spa team collect the honorary trophy and a 10,000 baht cheque to help with his celebrations.

The two days of racing were well supported by both locals and tourists and the organizers hope to make this an annual event and attract even more competitors to take part in 2013.

Mayor Ittipol (left) sets the jet-skiers on their way at the start of the weekend water sport festival. Mayor Ittipol (left) sets the jet-skiers on their way at the start of the weekend water sport festival.