Sailing and Training Circular

Sailing Circular- Around the Island Race
 
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FURTHER EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Dear Fellow Members,


Finally some good news after over a month without any changes. You all will be happy to note that effective from Friday 30 October:

  • table sizes in restaurants will increase from 4 to 6 people (tables inside the Main Bar to remain at 4 people)
  • all venues may increase capacity to 75%
  • dancing and live shows will be allowed
  • the operating hours of the Main Bar return to normal, however please DO note that bar tables will REMAIN at a maximum of 4 people
  • maximum group gathering REMAINS at 4 people (unless seated at a restaurant table) 
  • and masks must be worn at all times when moving around the Club 

Another few steps towards a return to normality!.  And it’s a good thing! But stay alert, be responsible and continue adhering to all social distancing measures. With your continued support and patience we can all enjoy our club and our sports.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the Club!

Yours faithfully,


Denis Martinet
Commodore

 
 
 
 

RACING

 
 
 

AROUND THE ISLAND RACE - 8 NOVEMBER

Hong Kong's biggest sailing event Around the Island Race will take place on Sunday 8 November 2020. Mooring and hardstanding space is limited at Kellett Island and will be allocated on a first come first served basis upon entry into the race, please contact our Marine Office to reserve your space. 

Late Entry Deadline: 2 November 2020

Notice of Race - Click here  Online Entry - Click here 

Safety Briefing Pre-registration - Click here

Club Sampan Suspension - The Club's sampans will not provide any pick up or drop off service between the Jardine Steps and Kellett Island pontoon and moorings from 0700 – 0930hrs and 1530 – 1800hrs as all Sampans will be used to take members from the slipway to their boats on 8 November. For details, please click here.

Car Park - There will be no guest parking until 1800hrs on 8 November 

 

TOP DOG TROPHY SERIES

The annual Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Top Dog Trophy Series is an award that is presented to the yacht with the best combined results from a series of races held over the season,  Around the Island Race, One Global Lipton Trophy, One Global HKRNVR Memorial Vase and One Global Tomes Cup.

Notice of Race - click here  Online Entry- click here 

 

ONE GLOBAL LIPTON TROPHY - 14 NOVEMBER

The One Global Lipton Trophy is a pursuit race and is the second of four events that make up the Top Dog Trophy Series 2020-2021. The first event is Around the Island Race and the following two pursuit races are One Global HKRNVR Memorial Vase and One Global Tomes Cup. The yacht with the best-combined results from these series of races held over the season will be awarded Top Dog Trophy.

Notice of Race - Click here  Online Entry - Click here

 
 
 
 

OFFSHORE RACING

 
 
 

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE - STARTS 31 MARCH 2021

The deferred edition of the Rolex China Sea Race will start Wednesday 31 March 2021.  This 565nm Category 1 Offshore Race is run under the auspices of RORC with the race taking competitors from Hong Kong, China to Subic Bay in the Philippines. 

Notice of Race - click here - Online Entry - click here

 

HONG KONG TO VIETNAM RACE - STARTS 19 & 20 OCTOBER 2021

2021 will mark the 10th edition of this biennial race which is the longest Category 1 Offshore Race in Asia!  The start is split over two days with IRC Racer 2 setting out on  Tuesday 19 and
 IRC Racer 0 & 1 starting on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Notice of Race - click here -  Online Entry  - click here


For further information, please contact RHKYC Sailing Manager,
Ailsa Angus by e-mail or call +852 2239 0395

 

WORLD SAILING SAFETY AT SEA SURVIVAL COURSES

Date: 28 to 29 November

For all World Sailing Category 1 offshore yacht races at least 50% of a crew (including the skipper) shall have undertaken the Sea Safety & Survival training.  Asia Pacific Yachting runs these courses on behalf of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation.  Please note the course on the 28 & 29 November will be the last course of the year, courses will start again in February/March and the pool will be much colder.


Sign up - click here

 
 
 
 

SAIL TRAINING

 
 
 

CHRISTMAS/WINTER SCHOOL BREAK COURSES

The December/January school holiday courses are now open for enrollment for Members (non-members will be able to enroll from November 9 onwards). Course enrollments can be found here

DATE:

14 to 18 December

20 to 24 December (Sunday to Thursday)

27 to 31 December (Sunday to Thursday)

4 to 9 January

 

Junior Courses (6-10yrs)

Opti Step 1

Enroll Here

Opti Step 2

Enroll Here

Solo

Enroll Here

Opti Step 3

Enroll Here

Opti Step 4

Enroll Here

 

Youth Courses (11-18yrs)

HKSF Level 1

Enroll Here

HKSF Level 1 and 2

Enroll Here

Go Sailing

Enroll Here

HKSF Level 3

Enroll Here

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Small group private lessons and coaching are available at Middle Island now. Private lessons are available on weekdays anytime between 1000hrs and 1800hrs. We can run lessons for all ages 6 and up and for all skill levels. 

For more information, please click here

 
 
 
 

SEMINARS

 
 
 

PROTEST COMMITTEE WORKSHOP

Date: 17 November 

Led by Ben Harding (World Sailing IJ), this Protest Committee Workshop will cover the rules and process to be followed when sitting on a protest committee hearing for Club racing. The workshop will start with a presentation by Ben and then will move to mock PC hearings to put theory into practice. Afterwards, there will be time for the group to share their findings and to ask questions arising from the hearings. 

1830-2100hrs, Main Lawn, RHKYC Kellett Island.

To register for this workshop, please email Brenda Davies.

 
 
 
 

NEWS

 
 

 

 

PLEASE DON'T BRING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC TO OUR CLUB

Since 2016 RHKYC has banned single-use plastic bottles, bags, straw and cutlery etc. and continues to minimise the use of single-use plastic, please help  spread the word to members and guests alike.  Also, when returning from a day out on the water please separate your rubbish into the correct recycle bins, thank you!

 

MEMBERSHIP INTRODUCTORY SCHEME

The Club has launched the "Introductory Membership Scheme" that provides prospective applicants for membership the opportunity to experience on a one-time basis and for a limited time the benefits of membership without incurring entrance fees.  Full details of the application procedure can be viewed from the Club's website here and also from the Membership Office.

 
 
 
 

TRAINING AND INFORMATION

 
 
 

Sharks Squad

For information about our Sharks racing squads, please follow the link below and check out their Facebook page!

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Approved Helm

Members wishing to hire RHKYC dinghies/yachts must first be on the Approved Helm list.

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Marine

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OVERSEAS EVENT INVITATIONS

 
 
 

SEAWANHAKA INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP 2021 - 2 TO 5 JUNE 2021

All Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club event invites - click here 

 
 
 
 

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Kellett Island, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2832 2817 Fax: (852) 2572 5399 Email: office@rhkyc.org.hk

 
 
 
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