Knai Bang Chatt, a boutique luxury resort located in Kep province, has opened Cambodia’s first Sailing Club as a member of the Cambodia Sailing Federation (CSF) with newly purchased Optimist, Hobie Wave, Hobie 16 and T2 sailing boats.
Offering a range of sailing courses provided by fully trained instructors under the supervision and requirements of Cambodia Sailing Federation (CSF), the long term plan of the Sailing Club is to introduce the sport of sailing to Cambodian youths with the aspiration to produce high calibre sailors that will compete in international tournaments.
Cambodia Sailing Federation (CSF) has also selected Knai Bang Chatt to be one of the sailing training facilities in preparation of the 32nd SEA Games in 2023 of which Cambodia will be the host nation.
Located on Cambodia’s southern coastline, Knai Bang Chatt is in an area that is swiftly gaining a reputation for barefoot luxury. In the 1960s the area was known as Cambodia’s Riviera, where royalty and stars mingled in private villas overlooking the Gulf of Thailand against a backdrop of lush, forested mountains. In 2003, Knai Bang Chatt became the first luxury resort to reopen in the province, with the goal of reviving its culture and economy. The resort has since invested more than $1 million in village-based development projects in the province and now employs more than 80 staff, including those who work at its adjacent Sailing Club.
Knai Bang Chatt consists of four renovated villas built in the 1970s by protégés of the father of New Khmer Architecture, Vann Molyvann, a student of the world famous architect Le Corbusier. The villas are astonishing historical landmarks that guests can now experience as private residences and suites.