His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has a passion for sailing.

It was through sailing that he became internationally known as a sportsman. On April 29, 1966, His Majesty sailed his single-handed OK Dinghy named Weka, which had a length of 13 feet, from Klai Kangwon Summer Palace in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, travelling 60 nautical miles before arriving on the Toey Ngam Beach in Sattahip,…