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Volvo China Coast Race Week
Volvo China Coast Regatta - Saturday 22 to Monday 24 October : Volvo Hong Kong to Hainan Race starts 3 November. Click on the title and read the full release.



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28 September 2016

 

 

 

Volvo China Coast Race Week

 

Volvo China Coast Regatta
Saturday 22 to Monday 24 October

 

Volvo Hong Kong to Hainan Race
starts 3 November



Headlined by Volvo, newly-minted partners of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Volvo China Coast Race Week comprises the Volvo China Coast Regatta sailed over three days in the regional waters  of Hong Kong Island followed by the Volvo Hong Kong to Hainan Race, an Offshore Category One race of 390nm from Hong Kong to Sanya, Hainan.  Hainan is a great finishing point for boats intending to continue on to other sailing events included on the established Asian circuit, in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia.

 

The event is one of the premier events of its type in Asia and boats are welcome to enter the full Volvo China Coast Race Week or to enter either of its constituent events to suit their own schedule.  Both the Volvo China Coast Regatta and the Volvo Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2016 are stand-alone events and each have their own Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, parties and prizes.  Boats which compete in both the events will be eligible for prizes overall under IRC handicap.

To allow boats to also compete in the China Cup International Regatta, the Hong Kong to Hainan Race is scheduled for a later start date than usual and the entry deadline is 30 September with late entries being accepted up to 7 October.   The China Cup International Regatta will take place from 26 to 30 October in the waters of Shenzhen and Hong Kong and will consist of four days of racing.

The Volvo China Coast Regatta is open to all boats in the following classes; IRC Racer (1 and 2), IRC Premier Cruiser, IRC Cruiser and HKPN and the entry deadline is Friday 7 October.  Further, boats entered into the IRC Racer 1 and 2 divisions, may form teams  (consisting of one boat from IRC Racer 1 and one from IRC Racer 2)  in order to compete for the Volvo Hong Kong Kettle trophy.

Volvo China Coast Regatta website: www.chinacoastregatta.com

 

Volvo Hong Kong to Hainan Race website: www.hkhainanrace.com

 

 

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About Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong and is proud of its rich, colourful history, which stretches back over 160 years of social and competitive sailing and rowing.  RHKYC organises a full calendar of local and international racing for both keel boats and dinghies, ranging from round-the-cans to Category 1 offshore races.  The Club also provides sailing courses for members and non-members at various levels to nurture the development of sailing.  For more information on the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club please visit www.rhkyc.org.hk.

 

About Volvo Cars

Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.

As of December 2015, Volvo Cars had almost 29,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).

 

To know more about the news of Volvo Cars Hong Kong, please go to the following links:
http://www.volvocars.com/hk
http://www.facebook.com/VolvoCarsHK
http://www.youtube.com/volvocars

 

 

For enquiry:

Koko Mueller

PR & Communications Manager

Tel.: +852 2239 0342 / +852 9488 7497

Fax: +852 2838 5738 +852 2572 5399

email: koko.mueller@rhkyc.org.hk

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Kellett Island, Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

RHKYC website: www.rhkyc.org.hk

 

Naomi Walgren

Assistant Manager - Sailing and Promotion

Tel.: +852 2239 0391

Fax: +852 2239 0364

email: naomi.walgren@rhkyc.org.hk

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Kellett Island, Causeway Bay

Hong Kong