AGM Night

Friday Night saw members gather for the annual ACYC AGM at the yacht club where a meal was provided before the outgoing committee reports were given and  long serving committee member Gren Fordham was farewelled.  Gren Fordham stepped down for a well earned break from active committee life after serving several years in prominent positions, including club commodore and treasurer. Fellow committee member, Scott Duncanson takes over from outgoing commodore Mick Kealy who takes up the position of vice commodore this year. Mick was thanked for his role as commodore and his enthusiastic leadership during his last term in office. Other returning committee members include  Billy Duif, Al Carwardine, Ging Buranrom and June Carwardine.  ACYC also welcomes two new committee members, Clem Betzel and James Nichols who will bring new energy and ideas to the table. The club is looking forward to a good year with active memberships already surpassing the 100 mark.

Annual club memberships are now due

Our annul members can now renew their club membership for the 2015-16 club season which starts the 1st of April. Single annual membership is 5,000 baht and family membership is 8,500 baht. Payment of fees can made as follows:

PAYMENT OF FEES: Membership fees may be paid in cash at the Club or by bank transfer to:

Account name: Chalong Yacht Club Co., Ltd

Bank: Siam Commercial Bank

Branch: Hayaek Chalong (Phuket) Branch

Account type: Savings Account

Account number: 737-2-51594-5



Please scan the bank payment slip and email to or fax to: +66 (0) 7626 4454, Att Khun Nittaya, stating your name and the purpose of the transfer.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS: Membership cards will be issued after we have received your payment and your completed application form. You may collect your membership card when it is ready from the Club bar


New memberships can be requested and forms are available at the bar. There is a join up fee of 2,000 baht along with the annual membership fee stated above.

Our AGM is coming up on the 24th April and members need to be paid up in order to nominate and vote for committee members for the 2015-16 season. 

Club farewell for Adam

Part of the local Phuket community that came together last night at the club  to farewell their friend Adam Tepper

Part of the local Phuket community that came together last night at the club to farewell their friend Adam Tepper

Over 130 locals turned out at the ACYC club last night to farewell their young club member and friend, Adam Tepper who lost his life tragically in a motorbike accident in the early hours of Thursday morning.  Although business interests saw him back in Australia in recent times, Adam has been part of the local community for many years. He has served on the sailing club committee and was a keen sailor at regattas and Sunday club racing when he was in town.  Adam’s genuine ability to bridge the age gap was evident as tributes came from the young and not so young present on the night. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Adam’s body is being returned to Australia for a family funeral to be held in Melbourne March 6th.

Sudden, sad passing of our club member Adam Tepper

Long-standing and active ACYC member, Adam Tepper, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in the early hours of Friday 27 February. We will miss him both at the yacht club bar and out on the water. For those who want to raise a glass or two to Adam, there will be a wake at the club at 6pm Sunday 1 March 1340523402_1

Photos from ACYC Annual Presentation Night 2014

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Benefits of Joining Ao Chalong Yacht Club

Sailing is fun to enjoy, practice and race with other people. ACYC is a community that you are welcome to be a part of. Becoming members of ACYC not only entitles you to great discounts on sailing courses, club race entry and on food and drinks at the restaurant, but gives you a chance to sail on your own accord and make a club community. Members are entitled to free boat hire which is a great opportunity to practice skills learnt in courses and helps make sailing an affordable and regular activity. The only catch is you must have a safety boat on watch when sailing to be ready to help when required. Safety boat training can be provided to members for free! This means once trained to drive the safety boat, people can get together with approved safety boat drivers to go for a sail. Please contact us to book as boats are subject to boat availability and there will be a small charge to cover fuel costs. Boat hire is available without approved safety drivers being available as the sailing school can offer an instructor for a fee.

Without members there is no club and the more members we have the more club activities we can do so come and join our growing community and help shape our club.

Contact us to get involved!


In September there will be 2 club sessions available to club members at a discounted rate of 900 THB per person.  The dates for these will be:

  • 14th September 13.30-17.00 and
  • 28th September 09.30-12.30.

There are limited spaces available so we recommend booking in advance.  Non members will be able to attend these sessions but won’t be eligible for the discounted rate, they will be charged at the normal rate of 1300 THB per session.  These dates are also club racing days, if you are interested in doing dinghy racing then please let us know so we can organize a start for you.

Here are the sessions that are available during the last 2 weeks in September

  • September 15th Monday,
  • September 16th Tuesday,
  • September 17th Wednesday,
    09.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.00
  • September 18th Thursday,
    09.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.00
  • September 19th Friday,
  • September 20th Saturday,
  • September 21st Sunday,
  • September 22nd Monday,
  • September 23rd Tuesday,
  • September 24th Wednesday,
  • September 25th Thursday,
  • September 26th Friday,
  • September 27th Saturday,
  • September 28th Sunday,
  • September 29th Monday,
    09.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.00
  • September 30th Tuesday,
    09.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.00

Both adults and children are welcome at all sessions


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