International Match Racing Regatta


22 TO 24 APRIL

The California Insurance Match Racing Series incorporates the Hong Kong Match Racing Nationals (16 and 17 April) and the California Insurance Match Racing International Regatta (22 to 24 April). Match racing has been taking place on Saturday mornings, introducing new teams to the sport and brushing off cobwebs for the more seasoned match racers. Over the next few months the match racing calendar heats up and we are pleased to welcome California Insurance to the event.



18 TO 19 APRIL

Skipper - ISAF No. - Ranking April 1 2015
Maximilian Soh - SINMS1 - 16
Jeremy Koo - MASJK2 - 28
Morton Jakobsen - THAMJI - 151
Peter Backe - SEPB1 - 473
Yat Fung Law - HKGYL6 - 1396
Guy Brearey - GBRGB17
Weilong Huang - CHNWH1
Isamu Kendal Sakai - HKGIS2


The resurgent match racing scene in Hong Kong goes from strength to strength with this year’s 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta, organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), attracting a clutch of top match racers from around the world.

Quadruple world champion Ian Williams (GBR) will be joined in Victoria Harbour by fourth ranked Phil Robertson (NZL), seventh-ranked William Tiller (NZL) and David Gilmour, representing Australia. One of last year’s international skippers, Morten Jakobsen (THA) will be back for another crack at the title while Maximilian Soh (SIN) and Jon Eriksson (FIN) will compete in International Regatta for the first time, bringing the overseas visitors to seven. One wild card entry is still available.

These luminaries will be joined by Hong Kong’s top four match racing teams, based on the previous weekend’s 1O1O 4G Match Racing Hong Kong Nationals, also organised by RHKYC.

Match racing is a brutal one-on-one sailing contest where the rules aren't used to keep boats apart, instead of being used to try and inflict a penalty turn on the opposition. Winning margins are slim and the skills required include a keen knowledge of the racing rules, lightning-fast reflexes and nerves of steel as the leader fights with attack after attack from the boat behind. The regatta will pit competitors against each other in a round robin format, with the top four teams progressing to the knockout stages. The semi-finals will serve to produce the two teams which will contest the grand final.


10 TO 12 MAY

Notice of Race

Skipper - Ranking April 1 2013 -

Ian Williams - 1 - GBR
Phil Robertson - 4 - NZL
William Tiller - 7 - NZL
David Gilmour - 27 - AUS
Morten Jakobsen - 100 - THA
Maximilian Soh - 107 - SIN
Jon Eriksson - 196 - FIN
Gunwoo Park - 395 - KOR
2013 Hong Kong Nationals - 1st - Peter Backe (225) SWE
2013 Hong Kong Nationals - 2nd - Chin Yew Seah (250) HKG
2013 Hong Kong Nationals - 3rd - Laurence Mead (628) GBR
2013 Hong Kong Nationals - 4th - Lui Kam HKG

Race Officials

Chief International Umpire Marianne Middelthon (NOR)
International Umpire Paco Quiñonero (ESP)
International Umpire Masaaki Tanaka (JPN)
Race Officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen (HKG)