Sailing and Training Circular

Sailing Circular- St James's Place Sunset Series
 
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MAIN BAR ON RACE DAYS

 
 
 

In order to ensure that we comply with the required social distancing directives from government, the Main Bar will be closed from 1600hrs on Race Days to avoid too many people gathering and pushing us over our 50% capacity limit.  Instead, there will be table service available outside on the Main Bar Balcony, Main Deck and Main Lawn.  Please note this will be in effect during St. James's Place Sunset Series and BuyAssociation Tomes Cup.  It is imperative that members respect the guidelines and gather in groups of no more than eight people and ensure to maintain a distance of at least 1.5m between each group.

 
 
 
 

RACING

 
 
 

ST. JAMES'S PLACE SUNSET SERIES  

5 June to 21 August 

The ever-popular summer Sunset Series is held over 12 Fridays throughout the summer months. The series is open to all and is a good excuse to start the weekend early - fun, relaxed sailing with friends.  The race track is in front of the Club which makes it a great event for spectators if you don’t wish to sail. Warning signal is 1740hrs. Supporting sponsors Simpson Marine will be providing a goodie bag to all week one entries so register with the sailing office now. Click here to learn more.

Online Entry - click here

 

BUYASSOCIATION TOMES CUP 

Sunday 14 June 

The last of the season’s pursuit race will take place with BuyAssociation Tomes Cup rescheduled on Sunday 14 June. Once the results have been calculated we will be announcing the winner of the Top Dog Series 2019-2020.  Prizegiving will take place at a later date once social distancing rules in Hong Kong are lifted.

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

 

SAILING CALENDAR 2020-2021

The latest version of the 2020-2021 Sailing Calendar is now available online, click here to view.  

 
 
 
 

OFFSHORE RACING

 
 
 

HONG KONG TO HAINAN RACE - STARTS 23 OCTOBER 2020

The 23th anniversary of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race will start on Friday 23 October 2020.  This biennial Offshore Category 1 race is a classic 390nm downwind passage to Sanya, on the island of Hainan in southern China. Click here to learn more.

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

 

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. Click here to learn more. 

 

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

 
 
 
 

NEWS

 
 
 

SAIL TRAINING ADULT COURSES

Adult dinghy, Powerboat and Keel boat courses have been finalised for July through to December. RHKYC Members having booking priority until 6 June. Non-members will be able to enroll from 6 June  onward. Any booking made using the “Member” option must have a valid membership number included. Failure to provide a valid RHKYC membership number will result in the booking being cancelled.
 

The schedule and course enrolment is now available here

 

PVOCC GRADE 2

Monday 6 or  13 July

This course prepares students for the HK Marine Department Examinations. Students may go to the HK Marine Department to register for the exam. The course is organised by A & M Boating Ltd and will be taken in RHKYC, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay.

Please register here. 

 

FIRST AID, CPR & AED

Friday 12 or Sunday 14 June

ECT-HK will be running Refresher and Standard First Aid, CPR & AED courses at Kellett Island. National Safety Council (USA) First Aid, CPR & AED certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of a written assessment and are recognised internationally and will be accepted for the club Offshore Races.

Click here to register.

 

CLUB RACE OFFICER SEMINAR- STARTING, RACE MONITORING , FINISHING

23 & 26 June 2020

Each of these Club Race Officer seminars will focus on how to run starts and finishes and also what to watch for during races. The same content will be covered on the two courses.

Time: 1830 – 2030hrs

Venue: Pat Loseby Room, RHKYC Kellett Island.

To register for one of these seminars, please email Brenda Davies.

 

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.

 

KELLETT ISLAND MOORING 

Marine have had a few instances of craft being moored on the new Causeway Bay moorings where the aft mooring lines have not been tightened correctly. This allows the craft to move forward in a strong wind and touch the mooring buoy.  The eyes on the aft mooring ropes are only there to make the pickup easy.  As each craft is a different length and height the ropes should be pulled tight and cleated off on the stern of the craft. By tightening the aft ropes the forward rope will also tighten and stop the bow from touching the mooring buoy. Details can be viewed here

 

SPEED IN RESTRICTED ZONE

Legislative amendments in relation to Speed Restricted Zones (SRZs) within Hong Kong waters will come into operation on 1 April 2020.These amendments include the establishment of four additional SRZs inTai Po District (namely Ko Tong Hau, Three Fathoms Cove, Wu Kai Sha and Sam Mun Tsai) and another four in Sai Kung District (namely Sor Sze Mun, MaTau Wan, High Island and Yeung Chau);the extension of restriction period of the13 SRZs and the increase of maximum fine. Details of the amendments can be viewed here.

 
 
 
 

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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