EFG Nations' Cup - Saturday 2 May 2015

Racing for the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy...


Race Documents

Notice of Race

Online Entry Form - ENTRIES CLOSED
[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

Crew Submission - Big Boats and Class Keelboats

Declaration and U18 Youth Consent Form

Sailing Instructions

Notice to Competitors No. 1


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 Closed!! 

66 Entries/ 16 Nations 

RHKATI Entries with Start Times


Boat Name Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Crew List Helm Start Time Pennant
Austerity 503 Ruffian 0.779 England Y John Winter 1030 IC 1
Diablo 208 Ruffian 0.779 Hong Kong Y Nelson Tsai 1030 IC 1
Larrikin 502 Ruffian 0.779 Australia Y Claire Storey 1030 IC 1
Scallywag 1059 Ruffian 0.779 USA Y Ed Tanner 1030 IC 1
Skellum 527 Ruffian 0.779 Hong Kong Y Kat Chan 1030 IC 1
Ffolly 3604 Flying Fifteen 0.853 England Y Martin Heath 1030 IC 1
Frantic Forties 3469 Flying Fifteen 0.853 Hong Kong Y Wai Chuen CHAN 1030 IC 1
Noisy Forefather 3990 Flying Fifteen 0.853 Hong Kong Y Sam Chan 1030 IC 1
Tchaikoffsky 3981 Flying Fifteen 0.853 Wales Y Howard Williams 1030 IC 1
Uffa Fox Ache 4015 Flying Fifteen 0.853 England Y Sheridan Teasel 1030 IC 1
Gnu 262 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Y Frank Tsui 1030 IC 1
Madame Kay 2288 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Y Vincent Kwan 1030 IC 1
Moll 1045 Impala 0.877 England Y Phil Bowring 1030 IC 1
Pied Piper 235 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Y CY Fong 1030 IC 1
Rainbow Chaser 731 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Y Wilcox Tam 1030 IC 1
Shikari 244 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Y Howard Lam 1030 IC 1
Boss Hogg 1066 Impala 0.877 Hong Kong Y Bob Yu/ Francis Cheung 1030 IC 1
Impala 1 9546 Impala 0.877 Scotland Y Mike Burrell 1030 IC 1


Boat Name Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Crew List Helm Start Time Pennant
Are We There Yet? 1358 Etchells 0.951 Australia   Thomas Cheung 1050 IC 2
Aussie Ambush 912 Etchells 0.951 Australia Y Jamie Buxton 1050 IC 2
Diva Deux 1193 Etchells 0.951 England   Mark Yeadon 1050 IC 2
Dreamon 1269 Etchells 0.951 New Zealand Y Greg Farrell 1050 IC 2
Easy Tiger 884 Etchells 0.951 England Y Watson / Norton 1050 IC 2
Freelance 1339 Etchells 0.951 England Y Guy Brearey 1050 IC 2
Mei Hem 696 Etchells 0.951 Hong Kong Y Cheung Mei Han 1050 IC 2
Mind The Yanks 1344 Etchells 0.951 USA Y Steph Bailey 1050 IC 2
NN 1364 Etchells 0.951 Netherlands Y Frank van Kempen 1050 IC 2
Sverige 1333 Etchells 0.951 Sweden Y Peter Backe 1050 IC 2
The Aussie Batter 903 Etchells 0.951 Australia Y 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 Y Denis Martinet 1050 IC 2
Zulu 1190 Etchells 0.951 England Y John Scott 1050 IC 2
Footloose 2252 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Henry Wong 1050 IC 2
Invictus 2236 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Angus Fong 1050 IC 2
Javelin 1529 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Felix Ng 1050 IC 2
JeNa PaBe 2253 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Ben Chong 1050 IC 2
Joss 2237 J/80 0.958 USA Y James Lidbury 1050 IC 2
Levity 2267 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Claude Wong 1050 IC 2
Lila 2239 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Ray Chan 1050 IC 2
May 13 2231 J/80 0.958 Hong Kong Y Lonny Chen 1050 IC 2
Turkish Delight 2149 Platu 0.970 Turkey Y Cem Yurdum 1050 IC 2


Boat Name Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Crew List Helm Start Time Pennant
RB 1030 Holland 37 1.006 Hong Kong Y Cynthia Law 1110 IC 3
Cave Canem 1092 First 42 1.013 Hong Kong Y 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 Y Steve Bourne 1110 IC 3
Phoenix 9 Magic 25 1.023 Netherlands Y Sam Levine 1110 IC 3
Scotch Magic 26 Magic 25 1.023 Scotland Y Mark Collins 1110 IC 3
Sidewinder 2068 Magic 25 1.023 Wales Y Gareth Williams 1110 IC 3
Gambit 1612 Young 8.4 1.025 England Y Keith Mowser 1110 IC 3
Andiamo 2119 Archambault 1.033 Canada Y Cynthia Wong 1110 IC 3
Dexter II 1832 Archambault 35 1.034 Hong Kong Y Janet Lau/ Simon Wong 1110 IC 3
Kei Lun 1691 Beneteau First 45f5 1.057 Netherlands Y Richard van den Berg 1110 IC 3
Intrigue Plus 300 Banner 41 1.060 Hong Kong Y Simon Soo 1110 IC 3
Mojito 1281 J111 1.098 England Y Simon Blore 1110 IC 3


Boat Name Sail No. Type RHKATI Nation Crew List Helm Start Time Pennant
Kiasu 2136 Flying Tiger 10 1.127 Hong Kong Y Herman Wong/ Nick Ng 1130 IC 4
Das Busch 2208 Mills 41 1.147 Germany Y J Isler 1130 IC 4
Signal a hocht 2300 Ker 40 1.191 Ireland Y Jamie McWilliam 1130 IC 4
Bush Kiwi 2388 Mills 41 1.237 New Zealand Y Drew Taylor 1130 IC 4
FreeFire 2283 TP52 1.377 England   Russ Parker 1130 IC 4
Spruce Goose 1 Flying Phantom 1.428 England Y Mark Thornburrow 1130 IC 4


HKPN Entries


Boat Name Sail No. Type HKPN Nation Crew List Helm Start Time Pennant
Bavaria 33 2379 Bavaria 33 1057 Hong Kong Y Patrick Lam / M Tsien 1140 IC 5
Fuzzy Duck 1493 Big Boat 1025 Hong Kong Y Johnnie Chen / Eddie Chan 1140 IC 5
Hai Ma 2036 Beneteau First 27.7 1035 Netherlands Y Erik Dijkhuizen 1140 IC 5
La Folia 10325 Beneteau Oceanis 361 1141 Hong Kong Y May Lau 1140 IC 5
Tornado 2002 Mumm 30 950 Hong Kong Y Paul Lam 1140 IC 5
Water Rabbit 1804 Beneteau First 265 1207 Japan Y Fukushima kunihiro 1140 IC 5


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
England Mark Dowding Sails Etchells and Big Boats
France Thierry Rigoinne de Fougerolles 3-year experience on J80 in Brittany. Mast, bow or trimmer, any position. 
Hong Kong Adley Tsang Trimmer and foredeck on an Contessa 38 in HK water for 3 years
Ireland Rowan Logan  
South Africa Michael  
USA Daniel Jadczak  

 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.