Sailing and Training Circular

Sailing Circular - Autumn Regatta this weekend / Entry deadline for Hong Kong to Hainan Race

 
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Racing

 
 
 
 
 
 

AUTUMN REGATTA - 15 TO 16 SEPTEMBER
Come out for a sail to mark the opening of the 2018-2019 racing season! Follow the links below for the Notice of Race and Online Entry. If you have any questions regarding the online entry system, please contact the Sailing Office at sailingoffice@rhkyc.org.hk

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

(Due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut the Sailing Office hopes to announce a decision on racing by Thursday evening. Please follow this link to check the latest status.)

CHINA COAST REGATTA - 12 TO 14 OCTOBER 
Get your entries in for Hong Kong's premier big boat regatta, incorporating three days of racing for IRC monohull and HKPN multihull and two days of racing for HKPN monohull. 17 entries have now been received for the regatta across six divisions. Don't miss out - get your entries in today.

Entry deadline - 28 September!

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

BUY ASSOCIATION LIPTON TROPHY - 3 NOVEMBER
Save the date for the first pursuit race of the Top Dog Trophy Series!

TURKISH AIRLINES AROUND THE ISLAND RACE - 18 NOVEMBER
Save the date for Hong Kong's biggest race of the year; the 26nm Around the Island Race!

SPORTSBOAT ASIA PACS - 18 TO 22 NOVEMBER 2019
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation in conjunction with co-organiser the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host the Sportsboat Asia Pacs. For further enquiries about the event, please follow this link

2018 - 2019 SAILING CALENDAR - NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Click here to see the latest version. 

TOP YACHT SIGN ON 
Top Yacht is now being used for entry to all events in the 2018-2019 sailing season. The initial set up of TopYacht will require a little more information on your boat, but once your profile is created TopYacht will store the boat and crew information for upcoming races and save you time.
Click here for more information. 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

Offshore Racing

 
 
 
 
 
 

HONG KONG TO HAINAN RACE - STARTS 18 OCTOBER 2018
The 11th edition of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race. This biennial Offshore Category 1 race is a classic 390nm downwind passage to Sanya, Hainan Island in southern China.
Click here to learn more.

ENTRY DEADLINE - FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

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

HONG KONG TO PUERTO GALERA YACHT RACE - STARTS 17 APRIL 2019
Entry is now open for the inaugural Hong Kong to Puerto Galera Yacht Race. Become part of the Club's history and take part in the first edition of this 650nm Category 1 race to Puerto Galera in the Philippines.

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

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 EDITION ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE - STARTS 8 APRIL 2020
2020 marks the 30th edition 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

 
 
 
 
 
 

News

 
 
 
 
 
 

RACE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Results Officer Seminar – 1830hrs - Thursday 20 September - Pat Loseby Room

This seminar will run through the tasks to be done by Results Officers for class racing. This will be a good introduction to this aspect of race management, and will be useful for all new volunteers.

Club Race Officer Seminar – 1830hrs - Thursday 27 September - Pat Loseby Room

This seminar will focus on how to be a Race Officer for the regular class racing run throughout the year in the Harbour and out of Middle Island and Shelter Cove. This will be a useful refresher for anyone who hasn’t been a RO recently, and also useful for those wishing to step up to being a Club RO.

To book your place for either seminar, please email Brenda Davies (brenda.davies@rhkyc.org.hk).

EXTENDED CARBOY WATER SERVICE

Members can now order 5 gallons of Watsons distilled water (with minerals) at the Main Bar with four days' notice. 

5 gallons of Watsons distilled water (with minerals) $73 (including refundable deposit of $25)
Reusable water hand pump $32  (available at Ship Shop)
For enquiries, please contact the Main Bar on 2239 0367 or Ship Shop on 2239 0336

VOLUNTEER THIS SAILING SEASON
A big thank you to our volunteers who contributed a massive 1,750 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.

MOORINGS AT HEI LING CHAU
The HK Marine Department has opened the application list for moorings to be laid at Hei Ling Chau. Please follow this link for more details.  Application close on 30 September.

WORLD SAILING SAFETY AT SEA SURVIVAL COURSE - 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 has set 2 courses to be run before the Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2018. Please note that no courses will be run in January and February due to the club's swimming pool being closed during this period so get certified early for the HK to Puerto Galera Race at Easter.  For more details, please click here

FIRST AID COURSE - 12, 14 AND 19 SEPTEMBER
For all World Sailing Category 1 offshore yacht races, at least 30% of a crew (including the skipper) shall have undertaken a recognised first aid course.  ECT-HK will be running Standard First Aid, CPR & AED courses at Kellett Island. There will be a minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 students per course.  National Safety Council (USA) First Aid, CPR & AED certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of a written assessment. The validity of both certificates will be three years.  National Safety Council (USA) certificates are recognised internationally and will be accepted for the RHKYC Offshore Races. For more details click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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

MOORINGS AT HEI LING CHAU
The HK Marine Department has opened the application list for moorings to be laid at Hei Ling Chau. Please follow this link for more details.  Application close on the 30th of September.

MARINE MEMOS - click here
MARINE NOTICES - click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

Club Lease

 
 
 
 
 

 


PRIVATE RECREATIONAL LEASE MATTER

WE NEED MORE SUBMISSIONS (EMAILS OR LETTERS)

How to Write a Submission?  We have created some useful tips here in English and Chinese to help you.  Click here to access our Google Drive which will give you access to our tips as well as more useful information you can use for your submission.  These references materials include the slides from the Town Hall on 10 September and the earlier one on 13 June.  Plus, a Club brochure (PDF) and a word document that highlights the Club's contributions and achievements. 

For the policy review of PRL, please write to: prl_consultation@hab.gov.hk (before September 19, 2018)

For Land Supply Task Force, please write to: tfls@devb.gov.hk (before September 26, 2018)

If you don't mind, please can you send a copy of your submissions to prl@rhkyc.org.hk for our records or simply let us know you have written in so that we can keep count.  Thank you.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Overseas Events

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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