EFG Nations' Cup - Saturday 2 May 2015

Racing for the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy...

2014 RESULTS

Race Documents

Notice of Race

Online Entry Form 
[Mooring availability will be extremely limited owing to ongoing works in CWB Typhoon Shelter. Mooring reservations will not be considered until a valid entry has been received]

Online Credit Card Payment

Online Crew Submission - Big Boats and Class Keelboats

Youth Consent Form

Sailing Instructions

Background

The 2015 Hong Kong Nations' Cup race is to be held on Saturday 2 May, out of the RHKYC in Causeway Bay, contesting the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy.

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 (Jenever, Bundaberg, Cloudy Bay, Mouton-Rothschild, Cuckoo Clocks, etc).

It will be a simple course from Kellett out through the east end of the Harbour and back in, with the turning mark being set depending on the weather. Might be TCS4, might be Shek O Rock, might be Beaufort!

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.

Last year we had 81 boats from 20 nations, with New Zealand emerging victorious for the first time. Who will get to hang their national flag in the Main bar for the coming year? 

2015 Provisional Entry List 

Entries open! 

16 Entries/ 11 Nations at 24 April (1830hrs)

Boat Name Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Helm
Andiamo HKG2119 Archambault 1.033 Canada Cynthia Wong
Bush Kiwi HKG2388 Mills 41 1.237 New Zealand Drew Taylor
Das Busch HKG2208 IRC 1.147 Germany J Isler
Javelin 1529 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Felix Ng
Merlin HKG 064 Magic 25 1.023 Uranus Steve Bourne
Mojito HKG1281 J111 1.098 England Simon Blore
NN HKG 1364 Etchells 0.951 Netherlands Frank van Kempen
RB HKG 1030 IRC 1.006 Hong Kong Cynthia Law
Scotch Magic HKG 026 Magic 25 1.023 Scotland Mark Collins
Signal a hocht IRL 2300 Ker 40 TBA Ireland Jamie McWilliam
Skellum 527 Ruffian 0.779 Hong Kong Kat Chan
The Aussie Batter 903 Etchells 0.951 Australia Marc Jukes

 

 

Boat Name Sail No. Type HKPN Nation Helm
Fuzzy Duck 1493 Big Boat 1025 Hong Kong Johnnie Chen / Eddie Chan
Hai Ma 2036 Beneteau First 27.7 1035 Netherlands Erik Dijkhuizen
La Folia 10325 Beneteau Oceanis 361 1141 Hong Kong May Lau
Water Rabbit 1804 Beneteau First 265 TBA Japan Fukushima kunihiro

 

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)

Looking for Crew [e-mail Lindsay.Lyons@rhkyc.org.hk with details]

Nation  Team Coordinator  Boat(s)
Turkey Cem Yurdum TBA - depends on number of crew!

            

Available to Crew [e-mail Lindsay.Lyons@rhkyc.org.hk with details]

Nation Name [click to e-mail] Experience
USA Daniel Jadczak  
Hong Kong Adley Tsang Trimmer and foredeck on an Contessa 38 in HK water for 3 years
South Africa Michael  
Ireland Rowan Logan  
     

 
 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.

The People's Republic of Cork is not a Country, it is a Paradise .

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.