by Maggie Joyce
Mariner Boating Holidays announce details of the 2012 Phuket to Langkawi Rally, a one way slide from Phuket to Langkawi, across the prevailing north easterly wind.
Transit on warm flat seas
Mariner founder and CEO Trevor Joyce said the one way trip had huge benefits on this trip because some of the best Thai islands in the Andaman Sea are nearer to Langakwi than to Phuket and therefore normally unreachable on charters returning to Phuket.
The rally through the Andaman Sea offers warm crystal clear water, first class diving and snorkelling, stunning palm tree lined white sand beaches, spectacular limestone formations and ancient rain forests - all flavoured with famous Thai and Malay cuisine and hospitality.
Mariner are offering the opportunity to win free flights to the Phuket to Langkawi Yacht Rally by making a booking before August.
the fleet heading to race start
Tarutao National Park
Rangers approach to collect park fees
moored close to the beach Ko Pak Bia
longtail with the limestone backdrop
local fisermen often supplied us with a fresh fish meal
Ko Pak Bia
Bulone is a peaceful unspoilt lunch stop-over
At anchor beside the limestone formations