Sportsboat

image: Isaac Lawernce

The Sportsboats are a popular fleet with over 15 boats registered in Hong Kong. The reason for this is simple: large sail plans and easily driven hulls ensure the boats are fun to sail in all conditions, making them perfect for the typically light to medium winds here. As the wind increases, the generous downwind sail plans ensure that all crews return to the dock with a smile on their face.

Most of the racing takes place in the beautiful surroundings on Port Shelter in Sai Kung, as well as Hong Kong Harbour. The fleet enjoys a mixture of racing ‘around the cans’ and island racing that takes the fleet around some of Hong Kong’s stunning scenery.

The sports boats have a strong social scene with regular mid-week meet ups, gatherings on the pontoon after sailing and annual prize giving parties. There are on-the-water training days to develop the talent in the fleet. Additionally the fleet offers their services to local charities, ensuring people from all backgrounds have the chance to enjoy these fun, fast boats. The race calendar is packed all year around giving sailors the option to race almost every weekend.

The fleet consists of a range of designs including Magic 25’s, Longtze’s, J70’s J80’s.GP26’s, among others. The Sportsboats race under the SMS rule that ensures boats of different designs can fairly race against each other.

SPORTSBOAT FACEBOOK PAGE

 

SPORTSBOAT COMMITTEE GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICES OF RACE 2017-2018

Class President - Steve Bourne      
Class Secretary - Rob Bates
Class Treasurer - Victor Kuk                                       
Class Measurer - Dion Houghton
Fleet Captain & Crew Coordinator - Shentin Elson         
Social Secretaries - Cem Yurdum and Eliot Cargile

If you are interested in learning more about the Sportboat Class, please contact us any time at sportsboat@rhkyc.org.hk

 

SPORTSBOAT - MEMBERS BOATS

BOAT SAIL # OWNER
PHOENIX 9 David Ho / Victor Kuk
RED HERRING II 25 Jens-Erik Olsen
R2B2 26 Dion Houghton
IRONMAN 27 Jason Mok
FLY BY WIRE 28 Hannah Lee
GOOD VIBRATIONS 57 Howard Winn
HOTWIRED 60 Gerry Sonnemans / Rob Bates
CARTER 62 D Catterall/E Calvano/J Beneitez
MERLIN 64 Steve Bourne
SIDEWINDER 68 Shentin Elson
IT'S MY PLEASURE 69 S Chan / R Hawkins
GNARWHAL 72 Eliot Cargile
BLACK MAGIC 104 Kam Lui
CHRISAGO 813 Darbi Reader
WILD AT HEART 1382 Philip Keep
GAMBIT 1612 Keith Mowser
TORNADO 2002 Paul Lam/Raymond Wu
CATCH 22 2022 J Chan / CY Shum / M Lee
SKY'S THE LIMIT 2046 Gideon Mowser
HAVOC 2243 Cem Yurdum/Michael Stone
NON - RHKYC BOATS    
STINGRAY 1216 Jim Daly (HHYC)
RIOCHET 1301 Julie Mackenzie (HHYC)
BRACE BRACE BRACE 9889 Paul Murphy (HHYC)
J/70    
DAZIBAO 2169 Paul McMaster / Fabrice Bureau
TUCO 2197 Paul Voets / Berenice Voets
SAN LONG 2217 J Leven / S Teasel / D Ellis