Big Boats

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 inshore and offshore

Racing 35’s – teams racing mainly inshore 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 kilometres 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 in-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 its 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.


It is for safety purpose that the Club employs this new entry system.  Please try your best to include all your crew (including skipper) emergency contacts when entering / signing on. 

Entry Form
(Enter first before using the sign-on system)

(Sign on can be done from the Tuesday onwards before each race day)
(Remember to select all crew 'ONBOARD')




Chairman - Maiyo Hood
Treasurer & PR - Gloria Fan
Roaring 40s - Helmuth Hennig
Racing 35s - Paul Kan
HKPN - Albert Cheung
Cruisers - Andrew Ireton
Inter-Club Coordinators - Lesley Anderson & Rob Berkley

If you are interested in learning more about the Big Boat Class, please contact us any time at

Join RHKYC Big Boats Email Group
- Please use your Google account to sign in
- Click on 'Join Group' or 'Ask to Join Group'
- Type in




Standard Sailing Instructions
Winter, Spring, Winter Port Shelter, Spring Port Shelter Series
Winter Rum Series
Monsoon Spring Cup
Summer Cup
2022 Big Boat Championship Series