EFG Nations' Cup in association with Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development - Sunday 1 May 2016

Racing for the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy...


Race Documents

Notice of Race

Online Entry Form (Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday 27 April 2016)
[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]

HKPN PIPS Declaration Form

Online Credit Card Payment

Crew List

U18 Youth Consent Form

Sailing Instructions

Title Sponsor

Official Tourism Partner



The 2016 Hong Kong Nations' Cup race is to be held on Sunday 1 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 66 boats from 16 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?







Name of boat Sail No. Type HKPN Nation Skipper/ Person in Charge Warning Signal Pennant
Fuzzy Duck HKG 1493 M & W 34 1127 Hong Kong Eddie Chan/ JohnnieCheng 1240 IC 1
Lazy Piggy HKG 2378 Beneteau First 235 1464 Hong Kong Jimmy Lau 1240 IC 1
Water Rabbit HKG 1804 Beneteau 265 1243 Japan Fukushima Kunihiro 1240 IC 1
ZhuLu HKG 2281 Bavaria 46 Vision 1007 England Andy Pickles 1240 IC 1
Name of boat Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Skipper/ Person in Charge Warning Signal Pennant
Skellum HKG 527 Ruffian 0.78 Hong Kong Kat Chan 1255 IC 2
French Fries HKG 3828 Flying Fifteen 0.85 Japan Akira Takada 1255 IC 2
Full Power HKG 4038 Flying Fifteen 0.85 Hong Kong Sam Chan 1255 IC 2
Noisy Fore Father 2 HKG 3990 Flying Fifteen 0.85 Australia Nick Faulks 1255 IC 2
Boss Hogg HKG 1066 Impala 0.878 Hong Kong Alan Tsang/Francis Cheung 1255 IC 2
Madame Kay HKG 2288 Impala 0.878 Hong Kong TY 1255 IC 2
Moll HKG 1045 Impala 0.878 England Philip Bowring 1255 IC 2
Shikari HKG 244 Impala 0.878 Hong Kong Howard Lam / Raymond 1255 IC 2
Name of boat Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Skipper/ Person in Charge Warning Signal Pennant
MAD Cheese HKG 2197 J/70 0.913 Switzerland Denis Martinet 1315 IC 3
Das Busch HKG 912 Etchells 0.952 Deutsch HJ Isler 1315 IC 3
Dream On HKG 1269 Etchells 0.952 New Zealand Greg Farrell 1315 IC 3
MEIHAN HKG 696 Etchells 0.952 Hong Kong Cheung Mei Han 1315 IC 3
May-13 HKG 2231 J/80 0.97 Hong Kong Stanley Chan 1315 IC 3
Bumphead HKG 2261 J/80 0.97 Hong Kong Alan Tse 1315 IC 3
Footloose HKG 2252 J/80 0.97 Hong Kong Henry Wong 1315 IC 3
Invictus HKG 2236 J/80 0.97 Hong Kong Angus Fong 1315 IC 3
Jailbreaker HKG 1530 J/80 0.97 Hong Kong Michael Tsui 1315 IC 3
Jane Pabe HKG 2253 J/80 0.97 Netherlands Jacqueline Baud 1315 IC 3
Lila HKG 2239 J/80 0.97 Hong Kong BK Lim / Paul 1315 IC 3
Goddess HKG 2186 Beneteau First 34.7 0.99 USA Maiyo Hood 1315 IC 3
Name of boat Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Skipper/ Person in Charge Warning Signal Pennant
RB HKG 1030 Holland 37 1.006 Hong Kong Cynthia Law 1335 IC 4
Gambit HKG 1612 Young 8.4 1.026 England Keith Mowser 1335 IC 4
Merlin HKG 064 Magic 25 1.033 Uranus Steve Bourne 1335 IC 4
Team DEXTER HKG 1832 A35 1.033 Hong Kong Simon Wong 1335 IC 4
Darling HKG 2107 Hanse 400 1.036 England Dean Chisholm 1335 IC 4
Arcturus HKG 2273 SF 3600 1.04 Hong Kong Dennis Chien 1335 IC 4
Kei Lun HKG 1691 Beneteau First 45 1.056 Netherlands Richard van den Berg 1335 IC 4
Intrigue Plus HKG 300 Banner 41 1.06 Hong Kong Simon Soo 1335 IC 4
Tornado HKG 2002 Farr 30 1.07 Hong Kong Paul Lam / Raymond 1335 IC 4
Sverige HKG 813 Longtze 1.084 Kingdom of Sweden Backe/Tullberg 1335 IC 4
Name of boat Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Skipper/ Person in Charge Warning Signal Pennant
Kiasu HKG 2136   1.127 Hong Kong Herman Wong 1355 IC 5
Straight Up Yer Kilt HKG 2282 Mills 40 1.15 Scotland Alastair MacAulay 1355 IC 5
Signal A Hocht IRL 2300 Ker 40 1.2 Ireland Jamie McWilliam 1355 IC 5
Ambush HKG 2388 Mills 41 1.236 New Zealand Drew Taylor 1355 IC 5
FreeFire HKG 2283 TP52 1.374 England Russ Parker 1355 IC 5
To Be Confirmed TBA TBA   England Oliver Boote    


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)


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

Nation Name [click to e-mail] Experience

 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.