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Ian Paice Email

Grew up sailing in Long Beach, California in Dinghies and Big Boats.

Dinghys: Naples Sabots, Lasers (radial and full rig – competed in multiple world championships), FJs, 420s, and Skiffs (29er, 49er, 5o5, and i14). Crewed and skippered in large events such as the Governor’s Cup and Diet Coke Cup and have an extensive background in Match Racing – participating in the US Match Racing Circuit multiple times.

Took a break and went to Boston University where I competed on the varsity sailing team racing (FJs, Lasers, and 420s) before coming back to California to work/sail.

Big boats: began on the bow as do most young kids do before moving back to trimmer/tactics on different level J-boats (J-105, 109, 120), Schock40s, Farr40s, and worked/sailed for a long time on Peligroso (custom Dencho/Kerr 70). As time has gone by I have spent time working/sailing on Pyewacket (Roy Disney’s 70’), competed in a couple Farr40 world championships, J70 worlds, crossed the pacific from Hawaii to LA on a TP52, and much more offshore racing. I also have 5 Lipton Cups under my belt – prestigious yacht club challenge in California and a plethora of Match Racing up to the Congressional Cup. Ultimately, I feel more than comfortable on any position in the boat and love being offshore. From a safety standpoint, I am aware of the dangers and take care to know where all safety items are located on the boat, I have my own PFD and harness and offshore gear, and always have a crew plan in the case of an emergency (who is responsible for what).

In 2008 I went to Qingdao and raced in the Qingdao race week in the Benateau 47s and had an incredible time and have itching to make it back to china and race again. This race has been on my radar for some time – it looks like a great ride! I am hoping to join a competitive team and help us cross the finish line in first.


Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
Jocelynn Chu

Email or +852 9286 0368

Jasper Chu

Email or +852 9280 5408

18 years old, completed Hebe Haven sailing course.


Andrew Smith Email or
+852 9134 5267

RYA Day Skipper qualified (New Zealand, 2012-13), recently crewed in the Round Barbados Yacht Race 2017, on a Stimpson 42 monohull, in the mastman position. This included an overnight passage from St Lucia to Barbados, and a 2 day passage from Barbados to Antigua. Also has significant experience in dinghy sailing, especially in the Hobie 16 category where he raced competitively in the 2012 Australian National Championships, and also in the RHKYC Etchells fleet.

Would love to crew on a big boat!


available most weekends in June and July
Aidan Slinger

Email or
+852 9227 1970

Completed the competent crew course in 2016 and have been doing some wayfarer sailing since then and planning a course in that too.  Keen to get some practice and happy to to any job on board, help set up and whatever else is needed!


Weendes / public holidays etc
Daniel Yiu Email or
+852 63838406

23 years old. A dinghy sailor (sometimes helmsman). Although I only do dinghy sailing, I believe my skills can ensure myself transferring smoothly from a dinghy sailor to a big boat sailor.

I am currently preparing myself to pass the 2nd class boat licence which can familiar myself with the marine regulations and the machinery onboard the sailing boat.


John Orams Email

50 year old expatriate teacher and an experienced sailor who grew up sailing dingies and hobbie cats. I also sailed a 30 foot monohull with my father for many years. Recently, attained an IYA Bareboat Skippers license and am enrolled to complete the Yachtmaster Coastal license this August. Crewed a few times on yachts in Hong Kong but would love to do more.


Chris Downing

Email or
+852 5507 9629

Grew up sailing dinghies, and for the past several years have been cruising on a Hunter 35 in the San Francisco Bay, which I own in partnership with a couple of friends.  Love to get out for some cruising or racing on weekends here in Hong Kong, if anyone is looking for an experienced hand on a boat.

49 years old, very fit, easygoing, and love a good day of sailing!


Lauren Email

I was a collegiate level athlete in sailing (at the University of South Florida) and I am a US sailing level 1 instructor and have been coaching optis, lasers, and 420s for the past two years. I was hoping to find a place where I can  find boats to crew on for races.


Tim Cavanagh Email or
+852 9300 8610

Have owned and sailed many types of dinghies and more latterly cruisers. 

Skippered my own boats (Sun 2000, First 21.7 and Sun Odyssey 33i) five times on the Round the Island race between 2008 and 2015. Best finish was in 2010 when we managed 176/1700 and 17th in our group.

Skippered three cross channel trips from the Solent to Guernsey and spent summers cruising the channel islands and south coast of UK.

Crewed on two Round the Island Races on board First 25.7 and First 31.7. Crewed over multiple years on Portsmouth "evening series” races around the cans in the harbour. This is a handicap series and competition was fierce - we never won but had a few second places!  Crewed on Nab Tower season end race from Portsmouth round the Nab Tower and back.

Have my RYA Day skipper (sail and power) and radio licence in the UK and have frequently helped out either at race starts, laying marks or following juniors around in a safety boat.

Peter Brewin Email or
+852 9838 3109

Grew up sailing dingies at RHKYC middle island and have now recently moved back to HK and am keen to get back into sailing in HK waters again after a few years of being land-locked!.  Am interested in any activities out on the water, including racing, and cruising so please let me know if you have space and are looking for an eager crew member.  I live just a stone throw from RHKYC Shelter Cove so am particularly keen on anything out Hebe Haven way, but willing to go anywhere needed.


Gabriel Jaeger Email

My name is Gabriel and I am a citizen of the world. I have lived in many different corners of the globe but am originally german. Do I have prior sailing experience? No. What do I have? A lot of positive energy, plenty of stories, great physical health and a lot of motivation. I would be very grateful to anyone that is able to take me out sailing.


Sunny Lau

Email or
+852 9502 8300

28-year-old who was born in HK and educated in the UK. I'm keen to further my sailing experience and skills after obtaining my Levels 1&2 certificates recently from the Middle Island training centre.



Per Skoog

Email or 
+46 733 012201

 52 year old Swedish guy travelling and staying in Hongkong from time to time...  mostly over weekends.

I have been sailing since I was a kid, and started with dinghy racing in early days. A member of Royal Swedish Yacht Club In Sweden, KSSS.

I have a good experience in racing, both ORCi with X41, MUMM (Farr) 36 and other types of yachts up to 45 feet.

I’m a part of a racing team in Sweden, Rocket Racing, competing with a X35 in the World Championship.

I’m looking for someone occasionally needing an extra hand over weekends or for short offshore races.

With some planning I can arrange my trips to fit for longer distance. I’m looking forward to get in contact with sailors in HK.


John Jensen

Email or
+1 415 5686514

Many years of sailing and racing, including over 10,000 South china sea miles doing racing and delivery with other RHKYC personalities.

Current USCG Masters credential and RHKYC-approved STCW BT cert.

Last cat-one race was 2016 China Sea race with "Sea Monkey".  A great time!

Currently work full time in San Francisco, CA as a high-speed ferry captain but will be back in Asia for the month of April, hopefully doing both San Fernando race and Commodores Cup in Subic Bay.


San Fernando Race (after 5 April)
Anton Tsang

Email or
+852 98470456


33 years old from Hong Kong. A freelancer in the outdoor education field leading outdoor expeditions, e.g. hiking, kayaking and sailing. For those sailing courses that I was in, I've tried different roles such as sail trimmer, foredeck. I am also a skipper for day trips and overnight trips. Eager to expand my racing experience, especially offshore sailing.

Certificate possessed and still valid:
- Long Range Radio
- Safety at Sea
- St John First Aid & Wilderness First Responder
- RYA Coastal Skipper practical


Yacht races and deliveries, especially the coming San Fernando race