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Hong Kong Race Week
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to invite members of the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) to join youth sailors from around the Asian region at our upcoming ASAF Youth Cup affiliated, Hong Kong Race Week event in February 2017. As the biggest sailing regatta held in Hong Kong, we would be pleased to encourage youth sailors from amongst your International Council of Yacht Clubs members, to participate at this well attended international event. Racing will be taking place out on our world class race tracks, the venues of our upcoming major events: the 2017 Optimist Asians & Oceania Championships and the 2018 - 29er World Championships. For more details, click on the article title and view the full announcement.
ICOYC Youth Invited to Hong Kong Race Week

 

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased  to invite members of the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) to join youth sailors from around the Asian region at our upcoming ASAF Youth Cup affiliated, Hong Kong Race Week event in February 2017. 

 As the biggest sailing regatta held in Hong Kong, we would be pleased to encourage  youth sailors  from amongst  your International Council of Yacht Clubs members, to participate at this well attended international event.

 Racing will be taking place out on our world class race tracks, the venues of our upcoming major events: the 2017 Optimist Asians & Oceania Championships and the 2018 - 29er World Championships
Attached below, please find background  information along with  promotional material, including a video preview for Hong Kong Race Week 2017.

Video: http://shoutout.wix.com/so/0LV2Pli5?cid=53b9cea0-be4f-44be-81d3-0f11adff201d#/main

Posters for Hong Kong Race Week 2017 available to print at: http://www.hongkongraceweek.com/posters-hkrw-2017

Website: www.hongkongraceweek.com

Please do not hesitate to contact Nikki Claringbold directly for any further information regarding Hong Kong Race week 2017.

We look forward to welcoming members of ICOYC to our event.

Back ground:

 

Hong Kong Race Week is a co-organised event run by the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Established in 2014, this regatta has grown into the biggest regatta in Hong Kong, with in a very short period. Known around the Asian region as one of the best international dinghy events on the calendar.

 

The recent 2016 Hong Kong Race Week had a record 225 entries representing 13 nations. A constituent event of the ASAF Youth Cup, racing is held out of RHKYC’s Middle Island Sailing Centre on the south side of Hong Kong Island.  Consisting of five world class race courses for participating sailors,  over the 11 invited.

Classes include:

Optimist                               Optimist Green Fleet

29er                                       2.4mR

429                                         470

Laser Radial                        Laser 4.7

RSX: One & Youth            RS: One

Techno 293

 

The largest attending fleet is the Optimist Dinghy class, with 110 entries in 2016, hailing predominantly from Hong Kong and China, and featuring junior sailors from Australia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Canada, Turkey and the United Kingdom.  Alongside a 40-strong Laser fleet featuring  such diverse nationalities as Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, India, and Indonesia, the fleet  competed  together with their Hong Kong peers in Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial rigs. A  30-strong double-handed fleet included  29er, 420 and 470 dinghies along with 35 entries for the RSX Youth and Techno 293 windsurfing classes, hailing from Chinese Taipei, Japan, Italy and Hong Kong.

 

Please see further details at HKRW website :  http://www.hongkongraceweek.com

Face Book page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hong-Kong-Race-Week/553503391415523 

Recent write ups in Australian media outlets here: http://www.sailsmagazine.com.au/j/index.php/livenews/1427-high-winds-and-success-hkrw

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Nikki Claringbold
Assistant Manager - Regattas & Events
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Kellett Island | Causeway Bay | Hong Kong 
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