Seahorse Sailing Phuket

about us

Seahorse Sailing Phuket Co., Ltd was founded after recognizing an opportunity for sailing education within sports / adventure tourism and the hospitality service sector.

Our Sailing School story begins at Phuket Yacht Club where we have been operating in Chalong Bay for over 5 years. We have safely introduced 100s of juniors, youths and adults to the sport of dinghy sailing. Some of our young sailors have gone on to compete at National and International levels.

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The International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA) was created in London in 1969 and is one of the world’s largest sailing school regulators. There are currently over 70 Sailing Academies globally, operating under ISSA guidance. Locally, Seahorse Sailing instructors are fully trained to ISSA marine safety standards including First Aid, CPR and undergo forensic vetting by the Royal Thai Police.

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Scott Duncanson

Founder | Principal

Scott has lived and breathed sailing all his life. With yacht design in the family it was an organic pathway that led him to train as a Shipwright and compete in regattas at National and International levels. Scott has been a prominent influence in the yachting industry and during his 7 year tenure as Commodore also founded the flourishing Phuket Yacht Club Sailing School. After a 22 year career as a Director in the Facilities Management business he founded Seahorse Sailing Phuket in 2023 to pursue a life-long passion for sailing and pass down decades of knowledge and experience to the youth of Phuket.

Ploypan Mee-u-samsen (Garfield)

ISSA accredited Head Sailing Coach

Former Thai national sailing team member for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010. Garfield started her sailing career in the Optimist class in 2004 before advancing to the Byte CII and Laser. She has nineteen years sailing experience and held the position of Youth Sailing Coach for nearly 5 years at Phuket Yacht Club.

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