Big Boats


 Photo: RHKYC / Isaac Lawrence

The Big Boat Class is the largest class at the RHKYC consisting of a vast collection of over 250 boats located in Shelter Cove, Kellett Island, Middle Island and Aberdeen.  The class can roughly be divided by the type of boat and the sailing preference of the owner/skipper into the following categories.

Roaring 40’s – professional or semi-professional teams which race on and off shore

Racing 35’s – teams racing mainly on shore on a regular basis

HKPN – teams involved in racing the HKPN class

Cruisers – racing in cruiser events or mostly cruising

As the committee represents the most diverse collection of boats and sailing preferences at the RHKYC, our goals are the following:

  1. Increase the number of interested and available sailors
  2. Improve participation in existing regattas and events
  3. Improve regatta/event content and social aspect
  4. Improve inter-club coordination

Hong Kong territory consists of 640 square kilometers of sea and over 260 mostly uninhabited islands with some of the most beautiful coastline in Southern China.  The Big Boat fleet cruises and races in all corners of Hong Kong including Sai Kung, Southern Hong Kong Island and Hong Kong harbour.  Big Boats also participate in on-shore regattas to Macau and Shenzhen, in addition to off-shore regattas to Philippines, Hainan Island, Vietnam and Thailand.

Each Big Boat is similar but unique in it’s layout, rigging and personality.  If you are new to sailing and are interested in racing or cruising or a little of both, the Big Boat community is open and welcoming.

Please contact for more information or click the ‘crew wanted/available’ icon to fill in your details!

News & Events - 2016 to 2017

  • Autumn Regatta  -  10 and 11 September
  • China Coast Regatta  -  22 to 24 October
  • Hong Kong to Hainan Race  -  starts 3 November
  • Around The Island Race  -  27 November
  • Lipton Trophy  -  3 December
  • Po Toi Challenge - 11 December
  • HKRNVR Vase  -  14 January
  • A to A Offshore Race – 28 to 31 January
  • Spring Cup  -  26 February
  • China Sea 200 Dash - 18 and 19 March
  • San Fernando Race – starts 12 April
  • Tomes Cup  -  29 April
  • Nations' Cup  -  30 April
  • Summer Cup  -  14 May
  • Spring Regatta  -  20 and 21 May


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