Sailing and Training Circular

Sailing Circular - Volvo China Coast Regatta, First Aid Training, Autumn Regatta and Volvo HK to Vietnam Race

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club cordially invites entries to its annual Volvo China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong’s premier Big Boat event. Competing yachts can expect the best of Hong Kong’s sailing conditions with 10 to 20 knot winds, blue skies, warm, friendly waters and fully upgraded social scene. Social events include Welcome Drinks on 12 October, daily prizegivings and refreshments, a sit-down dinner with live music on Saturday 14 October and the Overall Prizegiving held on Sunday 15 October. Enter online here!
 
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NEWS

 
 
 
 
 
 
VOLVO CHINA COAST REGATTA - 13 TO 15 OCT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club cordially invites entries to its annual Volvo China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong’s premier Big Boat event. Competing yachts can expect the best of Hong Kong’s sailing conditions with 10 to 20 knot winds, blue skies, warm, friendly waters and fully upgraded social scene. Social events include Welcome Drinks on 12 October, daily prizegivings and refreshments, a sit-down dinner with live music on Saturday 14 October and the Overall Prizegiving held on Sunday 15 October. Enter online here!

VOLVO HK TO VIETNAM RACE - LATE ENTRY DEADLINE 15 SEPT
13 entries have now been received from Australia, China, GBR, Italy, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong for this year’s 673nm biennial challenge from Hong Kong to Nha Trang. This year we have introduced staggered starts with entries in Division 2 on Tuesday 17 October and the remainder of the fleet starting on Wednesday 18 October. Staggered starts will allow boats to converge
in Nha Trang and enjoy the location party on Saturday evening. 
Enter online here

FIRST AID CPR AND AED TRAINING - 13, 18, 20 SEPT OR 16 OCT

Need to update your first aid for Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race,  Rolex China Sea Race or just to make sure you're covered in case of an emergency? One day classes are held from 0900hrs to 1700hrs at Kellett Island. Register online here

AUTUMN REGATTA - 16 AND 17 SEPT
The NoR, SIs and Entry Form for the Autumn Regatta is now available on the website.  Competitors are reminded to sign-on again on the Sunday! 68 entries have already been received, enter online now!

BART'S BASH - FIRST RACE AUTUMN REGATTA
This year the first race of the Autumn Regatta will be designated as RHKYC Bart’s Bash. Money raised from sailors’ charity contributions will go to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF).
The NoR and Entry Form is now available on the website.

OFFSHORE RACE SURVEY
The Sailing Committee is currently undertaking research as to how to best improve offshore and big boat sailing provided by the RHKYC. Please follow the link to the survey and let us know your thoughts.

TURKISH AIRLINES AROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2017 – 12 NOV
The NoR and Entry Form for the Around The Island Race is now available on the website.
Early Bird Entry deadline: 1800hrs on Sunday 22 October 2017!
Turkish Airlines has an incredible deal not to be missed.  For their 15 year anniversary celebration, Turkish Airlines is offering a Business Class fare promotion to 15 European destinations from Hong Kong. Fares start from HKD 15,000.

LIPTON TROPHY 2017 – 18 NOV
The NoR and Entry Form for the Lipton Trophy (& Top Dog Trophy Series) is now available on the website. Early Bird Entry deadline: 1800hs on Sunday 12 November 2017!

29er HONG KONG OPEN 2017 - 27 TO 29 DEC
Entry for the 29er Hong Kong Open 2017 is now open, registration can be completed online here

ZHIK 29er WORLDS 2018 - 2 TO 8 JAN
Entry for the Zhik 29er Worlds 2018 is now open, registration can be completed online here

ONLINE SAILING CALENDAR 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 Sailing Calendar is now available online here.  The printed calendar is now available at the Sailing Office.

NEW Keelboat Race Training
NEW Adult beginner sailing courses now posted here online!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer

 
 
 
 
 
 

VOLUNTEER THIS SAILING SEASON! Thank you to our volunteers who contributed a massive 862 days during the 2016-2017 season! If you would like to offer your help for any of our sailing events, please give us a preliminary indication of your availability by filling in the registration form.

Register to volunteer »

VOLUNTEER VOLVO OCEAN RACE

For the first time ever, the Volvo Ocean Race is visiting Hong Kong. Kai Tak Runway Park will play host to the boats and Race Festival with over 100,000 visitors expected and we want you to be part of this new and exciting event!

The key to the success of the Volvo Ocean Race Festival are the amazing volunteers. You will be the face of our event, a vital team which provides the atmosphere, positive vibe and personal touch.
Do you want to be part of our amazing team and the unique Volvo Ocean Race experience?

Please email ruth.tuiraviravi@volvooceanrace.com for more information on volunteering on shore.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Major Regattas

 
 
 
 
 
 

VOLVO CHINA COAST REGATTA

13 to 15 October 2017
The Club cordially invites entries to its annual Volvo China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong’s premier Big Boat event.

Enter Online Now »

 

VOLVO HONG KONG TO VIETNAM RACE

Starts 18 October 2017
673nm Category 1 Offshore Race from Hong Kong to Nha Trang Vietnam.

Online Registration »

 

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE

Starts 28 March 2018
565nm Category 1 Offshore Race from Hong Kong to Subic Bay Philippines.

Online Registration »

 
 
 
 

LOCAL SAILING
CALENDAR

 

 
Autumn Regatta   16 & 17 September  
 
 
China Coast Regatta   13 to 15 October  
 
 
Around the Island Race   12 Novemeber  
 
 
Lipton Trophy   18 November  
 
 
Po Toi Challenge   26 November  
 
 
  Full Sailing Calendar  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sail Training

 
 
 
 
 
 

SAILING COURSES 
Dinghy Beginners Courses 
Keelboat Beginners Courses 
Dinghy Level 3 and Level 4 Courses 

Intermediate and Advanced
NEW Keelboat Race Training
Keelboat Crew and Skipper Courses 
Supervised One Day Dinghy Sessions 
* Extra dinghy or keelboat sessions can be booked by demand. 

CORPORATE SAILING Team building, Client and Reward Days. Book your team in here!

APPROVED HELMS LIST Members wishing to hire RHKYC dinghies/yachts must first be on the Approved Helm list. Download application

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Shore Courses

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SAFETY AT SEA & SURVIVAL COURSE
It is a requirement that at least 50% of a crew including the skipper shall have undertaken the training on safety at sea in order to be eligible for entering our offshore races.  In order to enable sailors to obtain the required qualification Asia Pacific Yachting run Sea Safety & Survival Courses on behalf of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation. Successful participants will receive a HKSF certificate that will last for five years before further safety training is necessary. 

In order for crews to qualify for the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race APY will be running 2 courses on 23 & 24 September and 7 & 8 October, in order to register please go to the APY website.

SHORE COURSES    
HKSF Safety at Sea   click here
First Aid CPR and AED   click here
RYA Powerboat Training   click here
HK Pleasure Vessel Operators    click here
HF/ GMDSS/DSC Radio Operator   click here
 
 
 
 
 
 

Youth Sailing

 
 
 
 
 
 

For information about our Sharks racing squads, please check out their Facebook page!


UPCOMING YOUTH RACING EVENTS
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships - Starts 29 Sep 2017
29er Hong Kong Open - 27 to 29 Dec 2017
Zhik 29er World Championships - 2 to 8 Jan 2018

YOUTH SAILING COURSES
Youth Sail Training Courses - click here

 

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Marine

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

WESTERN STEPS AT KELLETT ISLAND
Please note that the Western steps at Kellett Island are closed for the remainder of the development. 

TYPHOON SHELTER CONSTRUCTION MEMO
Increased marine traffic due to construction at KI, please be careful when mooring and make sure to secure your boats properly.
All marine memos - click here

MARINE NOTICES - click here
 

 
 
 
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