Sailing and Training Circular

Sailing Circular- China Coast Regatta
 
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RACING

 
 
 

CHINA COAST REGATTA

8 to 10 October 

2021 marks the 29th edition of the regatta which was established in 1993. Competing yachts can expect the best of Hong Kong’s sailing conditions; excellent breeze, blue skies and warm friendly waters. 

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

Regatta Polo shirt is now available for purchase at the Ship Shop.

 

CHINA COASTAL RACE

23 to 24 October 

Due to the cancellation of this year's Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, the RHKYC cordially invites boats to take part in the China Coastal Race starting on Saturday 23 October.  The China Coastal Race is a Category 3, no life-rafts, offshore prescription race in Hong Kong waters of approximately 100nm.  IRC, HKPN and Double Handed entries are accepted subject to meeting Category 3 prescriptions. 

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


YMC ALMA MATER RACE  

Sunday 19 December 

The Notice of Race for the inaugural YMC Alma Mater Race has been issued with registration officially open, for further information about the event click here

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

 
 
 
 

OFFSHORE RACING

 
 
 

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2022 - STARTS 13 APRIL 2022

The 60th anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race will start on 13 April 2022. 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

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

 
 
 
 

SEMINAR

 
 
 

HKSF CLUB JUDGE SEMINAR

28 to 29 October

The Hong Kong National Judges Programme provides a framework for individuals wishing to develop their protest committee skills. For more information please visit the HKSF website.  'Club Judge' is the first level of the programme.

Registration for this two-part 'Club Judge Seminar' is now open to individuals, with priority going to those who have had some prior experience as members of any sailing / windsurfing 'Protest Committee' and are interested in developing their skills towards the level of 'National Judge'.

                                                 Instructor:           Ben Harding (IJ)

                                                 Dates:                 Part 1: 28 Oct 2021 - 1900hrs to 2100hrs
                                                                            Part 2: 29 Oct 2021 - 1900hrs to 2100hrs
                                                 Venue/Host:        RHKYC Annex Rooms 1 & 2
                                                 Registration:        admin@sailing.org.hk

Free of charge / Limited availability (Max 12)

 
 
 
 

BOATYARD MANAGER

 
 
 

With the departure of Matthew Morgan from the role of Boatyard Manager, the Club is engaged in a recruitment process to find a replacement.  To ensure continuity in the management and development of the Boatyard before the appointment of the new Boatyard Manager, the Club has engaged Matt Curthoys to act as Interim Boatyard Manager.  Matt is Chartered Naval Architect with over 25 years industry experience including hands on experience in both the design and construction of various vessels including racing yachts and superyachts. He is an active member of the Club and is often found on an Etchells or Ambush racing at the weekends.  If you’d like to contact Matt (and of course Connie), please email boatyard@rhkyc.org.hk

 
 
 
 

SAIL-TO-CHANGE

 
 
 

Using sailing to nurture and develop underprivileged Hong Kong children.

Sail-To-Change is a community outreach programme founded in 2019 by RHKYC members. The goal of the programme is to use sailing as a platform for character building and personal development for the underprivileged youths in Hong Kong to better prepare them for future life while learning how to treat our ocean with more care.

A bespoke Sail Training programme is designed to teach them the sport and club mentors will provide guidance and opportunities for them to get involved in wider sailing and racing activities. 

Ultimately, the aim is to develop lifelong soft skills and combined with sailing skills and deep understanding in sustainability it will create a positive impact in the lives of the underprivileged youths. Respect for nature, confidence in their skills and knowledge in the marine industry can better equip them in the future.

To learn more, click here

 

MENTORS NEEDED

Sail To Change are looking for mentors for their one year programme, please sign up and be part of the underprivilege youth's life changing experience.  For more information please click here 

 
 
 
 

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!

 

HONG KONG SAILING FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP

Any person who is interested in the sport of sailing can join the Federation as Individual Member. To join you only have to fill out a short form and the annual cost of Ordinary Membership is just $200 and Junior Membership $50.  Please click here for more details.
 

 
 


 

 

 

MARINE WORKS IN THE HUNG HOM FAIRWAY 

From 13 September and for a period of approximately three weeks, marine works involving backfilling operations will be carried out near Hung Hom Fairway.

The hours of works will be from 0700hrs to 1900hrs. No works will be carried out on Sundays and Public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the Hung Hom Fairway outside the hours of work.

 

 
 
 

 

 

RESTRICTED AREA AND CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS AT HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE  

Between 1500hrs on 30 September and 1000hrs on 1 October, a Restricted Area will be established in Victoria Harbour off the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of the security and public safety arrangements in connection with the celebration of the 72nd Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

During the aforementioned period, the public landing steps near Bauhinia Square will be closed to all vessels, except for Government launches engaged in official duties. Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should keep away from the Restricted Area.

 
 
 

 

 

SHAM WAN RESTRICTED AREA 

The sandy beach at Sham Wan, Lamma Island, is the only regular nesting site of Green Turtles in Hong Kong. To strengthen the protection of the Green Turtle, with effect from 1 April, the Restricted Area will be expanded from five months to seven months (1 April to 31 October) every year. Unauthorised entry is subject to a maximum government fine of HK$50,000.

As the breeding season of the Green Turtle is coming soon, AFCD have asked us to remind our community of the following ...

- do not enter the Sham Wan Restricted Area at Lamma Island (see map) from 1 April to 31 October

- report sightings of sea turtles to AFCD by calling 1823

- do not dispose of garbage, fishing line, nets and hooks into the sea

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

SIR THOMAS LIPTON CHALLENGE CUP REGATTA - 28 TO 30 OCTOBER 2021

All Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club event invites - click here

 
 
 
 

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