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Sailing Circular - St. James's Place Sunset Series and Hong Kong to Hainan Race entry open!

 
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ST. JAMES'S PLACE SUNSET SERIES
20, 27 JULY, 3, 10, 17 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. The warning signal is at 1740hrs. Click here to sign up for the Sunset Series. 

Don't forget to sign on for each race! 
The sign on link will be posted at 1100hrs on Friday; save time and sign on online from the office! 

VOLUNTEER THIS SAILING SEASON
A big thank you to our volunteers who contributed a massive 1750 days last season!  2018-2019 promises to be another busy year. If you would like to offer your help for any of this season's larger sailing events, please give us a preliminary indication of your availability by following this link and filling out the form.

CHINA COAST RACE WEEK - STARTS 12 OCTOBER 
China Coast Regatta - 12 to 14 October

WORLD SAILING SAFETY AT SEA SURVIVAL COURSE
27 to 28 August / 21 to 22 September  / 23 to 24 September

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 have set 3 courses to be run before the Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2018. For more details please click here

TOP YACHT SIGN ON 
By the start of the 2018-2019 sailing season, it is planned to have TopYacht in use for all sailing races. The first set up of TopYacht will require a little more information on your boat, but once your profile is set up TopYacht will store boat and crew information for upcoming races and save time in the long run. Click here for more information. 

If you have any questions please drop by the Sailing Office and we can give you a hand. 

RUSTY RIB TRAINING - 28 JULY, 18 AUGUST
Are you on the Club's approved RIB driver list but feel that you are out of practice and need to refresh your RIB handling skills? We are offering Rusty RIB Training sessions to get you back out on the water with confidence. Following an onshore briefing session, you will head out for three hours of personal instruction where YOU choose what you want to practice. 

TYPHOON SERIES BUS
A free shuttle bus will be provided from Kellett Island to Hebe Haven area to assist members getting to the Typhoon Series. 

Timetable
0815hrs - 21 July, 5, 19 August
1100hrs - 25 August 

TURTLE NESTING - RESTRICTED AREA AT SHAM WAN, LAMMA ISLAND 
The sandy beach at Sham Wan, Lamma Island, is the only regular nesting site of green turtles in Hong Kong. To protect the green turtles, their eggs and hatchlings from human disturbance, the sandy beach of Sham Wan has been designated as a restricted area under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance. Access to the beach is restricted from 1 June to 31 October every year. In addition, Sham Wan is a Speed Restricted Zone. The speed limit for ALL vessels within the zone is 5 knots. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Offshore Racing

 
 
 
 
 
 

HONG KONG TO HAINAN RACE - STARTS 18 OCTOBER 2018
The 11th anniversary of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race, 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. The Notice of Race and online entry is now available, click here to enter! 

HONG KONG TO PUERTO GALERA YACHT RACE - STARTS 17 APRIL 2019
The first edition of the Hong Kong to  Puerto Galera Yacht Race. A classic 650nm Category 1 race to Puerto Galera, Philippines. The Notice of Race and online entry is now available, click here to enter! 

HONG KONG TO VIETNAM RACE - STARTS 16 OCTOBER 2019
2019 will mark the ninth edition of this biennial Race which is the longest Category 1 offshore race in Asia! Click here to learn more. 

30TH ANNIVERSARY ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE - STARTS 8 APRIL 2020
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race, the 565nm Category 1 Offshore Race run under the auspices of RORC. The race takes competitors from Hong Kong, China to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Click here to learn more. 

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

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

 

 
Sunset Series   1 June - 17 August  
 
 
Autumn Regatta   15 to 16 September  
 
 
China Coast Regatta   12 to 14 October  
 
 
Hainan Race   starts 18 October  
 
 
Lipton Trophy   3 November  
 
 
Around the Island Race   18 November  
 
  Sailing Calendar  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Training

 
 
 
 
 
 

SAILING COURSES 

CORPORATE SAILING Team building, Client and Reward Days. Book your team in here!

APPROVED HELMS LIST Members wishing to hire RHKYC dinghies/yachts must first be on the Approved Helm list. Download application

 

SHORE COURSES

HONG KONG TO HAINAN RACE SAFETY AT SEA SURVIVAL COURSES

27 to 28 August, 21 to 22 and 23 to 24 September

First Aid CPR and AED   click here
RYA Powerboat Training   click here
HK Pleasure Vessel Operators    click here
HF/ GMDSS/DSC Radio Operator   click here
Safety at Sea Survival Course   click here

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sharks / Marine

 
 
 
 
 
 

SHARKS RACING SQUAD

Sailors must be able to sail competently around a course with no assistance and keen to learn! Training is at least one full day per week with the higher performing sailors expected to sail on at least two days per week. 

For information about our Sharks racing squads, please check out their Facebook page!

 

MARINE

MARINE MEMOS - click here
MARINE NOTICES - click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

Private Recreational Lease

 
 
 
 
 
 

Voice your support for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club during the Public Consultation Exercises

As you have seen in the news, the Government is currently conducting two Public Consultation Exercises regarding the future of Private Recreational Leases (PRLs) and the land use options identified by the Task Force on Land Supply. These consultations will have a significant impact on the future of private sports clubs like the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

The Club will be making a formal submission to the Government, but we would also like to appeal you to make submissions, share your views on the consultations and, most importantly, voice support for the RHKYC and the valuable role of sporting clubs.  

Further to Town Hall held after the EGM and the Commodore's subsequent email, we have now crafted a letter that you can forward to all of your friends encouraging them to send their submission supporting the Club - this letter too can help you also understand what is needed from you.  Click here for the letter.

Both the quantity and the quality of submissions in support of local clubs will be crucial as we strive to ensure the RHKYC’s patronage of sports. Therefore, it is our sincere hope that you can support the Club and write to the respective government bodies undertaking the two consultations. 

If you don't mind, please can you send a copy of your submissions to prl@rhkyc.org.hk for our records.  Thank you.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Overseas Events

 
 
 
 
 
 

LIPTON CUP - 26 TO 28 OCTOBER 2018
The Challenge for the Lipton Cup returns to San Diego Yacht Club. Twelve of the most competitive teams from yacht clubs across the country will battle in a rotation of 12 J/105s in the stadium sailing of San Diego Bay. The Notice of Race has been published and applications to challenge are being accepted through May 1st. For more information please click here

ROLEX NYYC INVITATIONAL CUP - 7 TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is a biennial event hosted by the New York Yacht Club in Newport, R.I., in September at its Harbour Court Clubhouse. The Invitational Cup is a regatta for teams of amateur sailors representing yacht clubs from around the world. For more information - click here

The RHKYC has received an invitation to send a team to take part in the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup September 2019.  The club would like invite to RHKYC skippers/teams to express an interest in taking part to the Sailing Office by 15 September 2018. 

 
 
 
 

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