Nations' Cup

NATIONS' CUP 2018 - 22 APRIL

Notice of Race - coming soon
Sailing Instructions - coming soon

Any keelboat with an RHKATI handicap can enter. The unique feature is that everybody on board an individual boat must be of the same nationality - born, passport, fluent, see below. Are you up for this chance to claim the waters of HK for your country?

You don't have to be a member of the RHKYC - or ANY club in HK for that matter. Heck, you don't even have to live here. Fly in Ben Ainslie if you want!

There is NO restriction on the number of boats that can enter for a country - so if for example there are 15 boats representing Hong Kong, so much the better.

A big fun day out, not too serious (see criteria!)... There will be fabulous opportunities for song, costume, and native customs.

The winner will be presented with the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy - other prizes include the winning nation's flag being placed behind the bar until the race the following year, and of course the status of Champion Sailing Nation Of The Year.

image: rhkyc / Guy Nowell

NATIONALITY CRITERIA

100% of crew members must be nationals of the country which is represented by the boat they are racing on.

During his/her lifetime, a sailor may only ever represent one country in the Race - you should sail for the country to which you have the strongest allegiance.

All applications or disputes relating to the determination of the country which a sailor may represent in the Race shall be resolved very quickly by a committee of at least 2 people who are either members of Sail Com or are Flag Officers of the club.

A sailor who could qualify as a national of two or more countries at the same time may represent either one of them, as he/she may elect. But that choice is final.

A sailor qualifies as a national of a country if ANY of the following apply:

  • The sailor was born in that country
  • The sailor holds a valid passport of that country
  • The sailor has the right of abode in that country (for clarity, HK requires a Permanent HKID Card
  • The sailor has been normally resident in that country for at least 10 years at some stage in their life (for clarity, the 10 years need not be continuous
  • The sailor has represented that country at a major international event, for example the Olympics, the Rugby World Cup, the United Nations, or the Miss Universe pageant
  • The sailor fluently speaks the language of that country
  • The sailor can sing the national anthem of that country (in the native tongue)

NATIONALITY FAQ

What qualifies as a ‘Country’?

  • The following are Countries for the purpose of this race: England, Wales, Belgium;
  • The following are NOT Countries: Great Britain is not a country for the purposes of this race: it is divided into England, Scotland, and Wales, as seen in the Six Nations Rugby tournament.
  • The Isle of Wight is not a country, it is a holiday brochure. Cornwall is not a Country, it is a Ceremonial County or a Duchy.
  • Hawaii is not a Country, it is a State.
  • Tasmania is a State, it does NOT qualify as "God's Own Country", at least for the purposes of this race.

 

PAST EVENTS

ALL RESULTS

NATIONS' CUP 2017 - 30 APRIL

Notice of Race

 

NATIONS' CUP 2016 - 1 MAY

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

NATIONS' CUP 2015 - 2 MAY

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Notice to Competitors No. 1

 

 

NATIONS' CUP 2015 ENTRY LIST          
Boat Name Sail No. Type Rating Nation Helm Start Time Pennant
Austerity 503 Ruffian 0.779 England John Winter 1030 IC 1
Diablo 208 Ruffian 0.779 Hong Kong Nelson Tsai 1030 IC 1
Larrikin 502 Ruffian 0.779 Australia Claire Storey 1030 IC 1
Scallywag 1059 Ruffian 0.779 USA Ed Tanner 1030 IC 1
Skellum 527 Ruffian 0.779 Hong Kong Kat Chan 1030 IC 1
Ffolly 3604 Flying Fifteen 0.853 England Martin Heath 1030 IC 1
Frantic Forties 3469 Flying Fifteen 0.853 Hong Kong Wai Chuen CHAN 1030 IC 1
Noisy Forefather 3990 Flying Fifteen 0.853 Hong Kong Sam Chan 1030 IC 1
Tchaikoffsky 3981 Flying Fifteen 0.853 Wales Howard Williams 1030 IC 1
Uffa Fox Ache 4015 Flying Fifteen 0.853 England Sheridan Teasel 1030 IC 1
Gnu 262 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Frank Tsui 1030 IC 1
Madame Kay 2288 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Vincent Kwan 1030 IC 1
Moll 1045 Impala 0.877 England Phil Bowring 1030 IC 1
Pied Piper 235 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong CY Fong 1030 IC 1
Rainbow Chaser 731 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Wilcox Tam 1030 IC 1
Shikari 244 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Howard Lam 1030 IC 1
Boss Hogg 1066 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Bob Yu/ Francis Cheung 1030 IC 1
Impala 1 9546 Impala 0.877 Scotland Mike Burrell 1030 IC 1
Are We There Yet? 1358 Etchells 0.951 Australia Thomas Cheung 1050 IC 2
Aussie Ambush 912 Etchells 0.951 Australia Jamie Buxton 1050 IC 2
Diva Deux 1193 Etchells 0.951 England Mark Yeadon 1050 IC 2
Dreamon 1269 Etchells 0.951 New Zealand Greg Farrell 1050 IC 2
Easy Tiger 884 Etchells 0.951 England Watson / Norton 1050 IC 2
Freelance 1339 Etchells 0.951 England Guy Brearey 1050 IC 2
Mei Hem 696 Etchells 0.951 Hong Kong Cheung Mei Han 1050 IC 2
Mind The Yanks 1344 Etchells 0.951 USA Steph Bailey 1050 IC 2
NN 1364 Etchells 0.951 Netherlands Frank van Kempen 1050 IC 2
Sverige 1333 Etchells 0.951 Sweden Peter Backe 1050 IC 2
The Aussie Batter 903 Etchells 0.951 Australia Marc Jukes 1050 IC 2
Wanchai Belle 1345 Etchells 0.951 New Zealand Neil Pryde / Willy Roberts 1050 IC 2
William Tell 1403 Etchells 0.951 Switzerland Denis Martinet 1050 IC 2
Zulu 1190 Etchells 0.951 England John Scott 1050 IC 2
Footloose 2252 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Henry Wong 1050 IC 2
Invictus 2236 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Angus Fong 1050 IC 2
Javelin 1529 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Felix Ng 1050 IC 2
JeNa PaBe 2253 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Ben Chong 1050 IC 2
Joss 2237 J/80 0.958 USA James Lidbury 1050 IC 2
Levity 2267 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Claude Wong 1050 IC 2
Lila 2239 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Ray Chan 1050 IC 2
May-13 2231 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Lonny Chen 1050 IC 2
Turkish Delight 2149 Platu 0.97 Turkey Cem Yurdum 1050 IC 2
RB 1030 Holland 37 1.006 Hong Kong Cynthia Law 1110 IC 3
Cave Canem 1092 First 42 1.013 Hong Kong Simon Boyde 1110 IC 3
Black Magic 104 Magic 25 1.023 New Zealand Warwick Simons 1110 IC 3
Merlin 64 Magic 25 1.023 Uranus Steve Bourne 1110 IC 3
Phoenix 9 Magic 25 1.023 Netherlands Sam Levine 1110 IC 3
Scotch Magic 26 Magic 25 1.023 Scotland Mark Collins 1110 IC 3
Sidewinder 2068 Magic 25 1.023 Wales Gareth Williams 1110 IC 3
Gambit 1612 Young 8.4 1.025 England Keith Mowser 1110 IC 3
Andiamo 2119 Archambault 1.033 Canada Cynthia Wong 1110 IC 3
Dexter II 1832 Archambault 35 1.034 Hong Kong Janet Lau/ Simon Wong 1110 IC 3
Kei Lun 1691 Beneteau First 45f5 1.057 Netherlands Richard van den Berg 1110 IC 3
Intrigue Plus 300 Banner 41 1.06 Hong Kong Simon Soo 1110 IC 3
Mojito 1281 J111 1.098 England Simon Blore 1110 IC 3
Kiasu 2136 Flying Tiger 10 1.127 Hong Kong Herman Wong/ Nick Ng 1130 IC 4
Das Busch 2208 Mills 41 1.147 Germany J Isler 1130 IC 4
Signal a hocht 2300 Ker 40 1.191 Ireland Jamie McWilliam 1130 IC 4
Bush Kiwi 2388 Mills 41 1.237 New Zealand Drew Taylor 1130 IC 4
FreeFire 2283 TP52 1.377 England Russ Parker 1130 IC 4
Spruce Goose 1 Flying Phantom 1.428 England Mark Thornburrow 1130 IC 4
Bavaria 33 2379 Bavaria 33 1057 Hong Kong Patrick Lam / M Tsien 1140 IC 5
Fuzzy Duck 1493 Big Boat 1025 Hong Kong Johnnie Chen / Eddie Chan 1140 IC 5
Hai Ma 2036 Beneteau First 27.7 1035 Netherlands Erik Dijkhuizen 1140 IC 5
La Folia 10325 Beneteau Oceanis 361 1141 Hong Kong May Lau 1140 IC 5
Tornado 2002 Mumm 30 950 Hong Kong Paul Lam 1140 IC 5
Water Rabbit 1804 Beneteau First 265 1207 Japan Fukushima kunihiro 1140 IC 5