Sportsboat

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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 sportsboats@rhkyc.org.hk

All notices of race are in PDF format and it can be retrieved and printed for use. The PDF file required Acrobat Reader which can be free downloaded from ADOBE.

Standard Sailing Instruction

 

HK MAGIC 25 & SPORTSBOAT ASSOCIATION - MEMBERS BOATS

BOAT SAIL # OWNER TCC. #
Black Magic 104 Warwick Simons 0.821
Blue Moon 72 Bob Brashear 0.821
Carter 62 Darren Catterall 0.822
Fly By Wire 28 Frank Van Kempen 0.821
Good Vibrations 57 Howard Winn 0.821
Ironman 27 Jason Mok 0.821
Merlin 64 Stephen Bourne 0.821
Phoenix 9 Samuel Levine 0.822
Red Herring II 25 Jens-Erik Olsen 0.822
Sidewinder 68 Gareth Williams 0.821
Stingray (non RHKYC) 1216 Jim Daly 0.812