Nations' Cup

NATIONS' CUP 2019 - 28 APRIL

Any keelboat with an RHKATI handicap can enter. The unique feature is that everybody on board an individual boat must be of the same nationality - born, passport, fluent, see below. Are you up for this chance to claim the waters of HK for your country?

You don't have to be a member of the RHKYC - or ANY club in HK for that matter. Heck, you don't even have to live here. Fly in Ben Ainslie if you want!

There is NO restriction on the number of boats that can enter for a country - so if for example there are 15 boats representing Hong Kong, so more the better.

A big fun day out, not too serious (see criteria!)... There will be fabulous opportunities for song, costume, and native customs.

The winner will be presented with the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy - other prizes include the winning nation's flag being placed behind the bar until the race the following year, and of course the status of Champion Sailing Nation Of The Year.

** PLUS!!! ** Fun for everyone this day with our massive Kellett Island opening celebrations.  Click here to learn more about how your entire family can enjoy this special day!

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ENTRY LIST 

Division Name of boat Sail No. Class Nation Skipper/ Person in Charge
RHKATI Dream On HKG 1269 Etchells England Richard Allen
RHKATI May-13 HKG2231 J/80 Hong Kong Lonny Chen
RHKATI Diablo HKG208 Ruffian Hong Kong Rachel Yip
RHKATI full power 3834 Flying Fifteen Hong Kong sam chan
RHKATI Helios C501 Ruffian Hong Kong Helios K.C. Lau
RHKATI Hombre HKG 506 Ruffian Hong Kong Cathy Lam
RHKATI Intrigue Plus HKG 300 Big Boat Hong Kong Simon Soo
RHKATI KINGSMAN HKG2138 Big Boat Hong Kong Gordon Liu/ Cowen Chiu
RHKATI Skellum HKG 527 Ruffian Hong Kong Kat Chan
RHKATI Taurus HKG 700 Impala Hong Kong HH Tse
RHKATI Orient Express HKG 2108 Big Boat Old Hong Kong Andy Lam
RHKATI Andiamo HKG 2119 Big Boat Italy Andrea Sangiorgi / Libby Vaughan
RHKATI Dragonfly HKG 59 Dragon Netherlands Bram van Olphen
RHKATI Juggerknot HKG 1281 Big Boat Netherlands Richard van den Berg
RHKATI Impala 1 HKG 9546 Impala Scotland Mike Burrell
RHKATI Gnarwhal 72 Sportsboat United States Eliot Cargile
RHKATI Goddess HKG 2186 Big Boat USA Maiyo Hood
           
HKPN Neptunus HKG 2187 Big Boat Australia Ronald Lau
HKPN Tuco HKG 2197 J/70 France Berenice Voets
HKPN Crystal HKG 2118 Big Boat Hong Kong Francis Ma
HKPN Fuzzy Duck HKG 1493 Big Boat Hong Kong Eddie Chan/ Johnnie Cheng
HKPN Oceanholic 11645 Big Boat Hong Kong Wang Hsiao Lan Ada
HKPN Raptors HKG 2124 Big Boat Hong Kong Li Ming
HKPN Tornado HKG 2002 Big Boat Hong Kong Raymond Wu
HKPN Water Rabbit HKG 1804 Big Boat Japan Fukushima Kunihiro

 

WINNING NATIONS

2018 SCOTLAND
2017 NEW ZEALAND
2016 NEW ZEALAND
2015 NEW ZEALAND
2014 NEW ZEALAND
2013 PHILIPPINES
2012   NO WIND
2011 ENGLAND

 

NATIONALITY FAQ

What qualifies as a ‘Country’?

  • The following are Countries for the purpose of this race: England, Wales, Belgium;
  • The following are NOT Countries: Great Britain is not a country for the purposes of this race: it is divided into England, Scotland, and Wales, as seen in the Six Nations Rugby tournament.
  • The Isle of Wight is not a country, it is a holiday brochure. Cornwall is not a Country, it is a Ceremonial County or a Duchy.
  • Hawaii is not a Country, it is a State.
  • Tasmania is a State, it does NOT qualify as "God's Own Country", at least for the purposes of this race.

NATIONALITY CRITERIA

100% of crew members must be nationals of the country which is represented by the boat they are racing on.

During his/her lifetime, a sailor may only ever represent one country in the Race - you should sail for the country to which you have the strongest allegiance.

All applications or disputes relating to the determination of the country which a sailor may represent in the Race shall be resolved very quickly by a committee of at least 2 people who are either members of Sail Com or are Flag Officers of the club.

A sailor who could qualify as a national of two or more countries at the same time may represent either one of them, as he/she may elect. But that choice is final.

A sailor qualifies as a national of a country if ANY of the following apply:

  • The sailor was born in that country
  • The sailor holds a valid passport of that country
  • The sailor has the right of abode in that country (for clarity, HK requires a Permanent HKID Card
  • The sailor has been normally resident in that country for at least 10 years at some stage in their life (for clarity, the 10 years need not be continuous
  • The sailor has represented that country at a major international event, for example, the Olympics, the Rugby World Cup, the United Nations, or the Miss Universe pageant
  • The sailor fluently speaks the language of that country
  • The sailor can sing the national anthem of that country (in the native tongue)

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