Sailing and Training Circular

Sailing Circular- One Global Tomes Cup
 
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RACING

 
 
 

ONE GLOBAL TOMES CUP

Saturday 24 April 

The last of the season’s pursuit race will take place with One Global Tomes Cup on 24 April. Once the results have been calculated we will be announcing the winner of the Top Dog Trophy Series 2020-2021.  

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

Car Park - there will be no guest parking before 1800hrs on 24 April. 

Club Sampan Suspension - 24 April 2021, Saturday, 1100 – 1400hrs, 1630 – 1830hrs

The Club’s sampans will not provide any pick up or drop off service between the Jardine Steps and Kellett Island pontoon and moorings, during the above times as all Sampans will be used to take members from the pontoon to their boats. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For further information, click here

 

NATIONS' CUP

Sunday 25 April 

Any keelboat with an RHKATI rating or HKPN handicap can enter. The unique feature is that everybody on board an individual boat must be of the same nationality - born, passport, language fluency. Are you up for this chance to claim the waters of HK for your country?

You don't have to be a member of the RHKYC - or ANY club in HK for that matter. Heck, you don't even have to live here. Fly in Ben Ainslie if you want!

There is NO restriction on the number of boats that can enter for a country - so if for example there are 15 boats representing Hong Kong, so more the better. 

For more information - click here Online Entry - click here

Car Park - there will be no guest parking before 1800hrs on 25 April. 

Club Sampan Suspension - 25 April 2021, Sunday 0930 – 1230hrs, 1530 – 1800hrs

The Club’s sampans will not provide any pick up or drop off service between the Jardine Steps and Kellett Island pontoon and moorings, during the above times as all Sampans will be used to take members from the pontoon to their boats. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For further information, click here
 

OPTIMIST TEAM RACING

The HKODA are organising Optimist Team Racing in the Western Basin on Fridays 16, 23 April and 7, 14 May from 1700hrs to 1900hrs in the Western basin, Kellett Island.  Come down and watch the action first hand from the car park.

 
 
 
 

OFFSHORE RACING

 
 
 

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

 

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

 
 
 
 

SAIL TRAINING

 
 
 

SUMMER COURSE

Dear Members,

The summer school holiday courses are now open for enrollment. Members will have priority for enrollment until Monday 19 April (1700hrs) at which point enrollment will be open to everyone. For those of you who logged on to enroll on 6 April at 1700hrs, we had a technical issue with the booking portal that showed some courses as full. This has been fixed and all courses are open for enrollment. 

Please note, membership priority applies to members and their immediate family only. All others must enroll as non-members. Any enrollment that is not accompanied by a valid membership number may be cancelled and required to enroll again when general enrollment opens. 

To see what courses are available, dates available and spaces left, please go to: https://rhkyc.cinolla.com/sailtraining/ 

For adult courses from July to December, enrollment for members will be opened on Thursday 8 April (1700hrs).

 
 
 
 

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!

 

BLACK SAILS

RRS Appendix G - Identification on Sails specifies types of letters, location on the sails and sizes. It states they have to be clearly legible, each of the same colour and of a contrasting colour to the body of the sail. Unfortunately which colour can be used isn’t specified and it’s entirely in the eye of the beholder. Race Management team urges members not to use red, blue and even dark grey numbers on black sails.

 

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.

A key element of the Scheme is providing a mentor to each applicant.  The role of a mentor is to help participants familiarize themselves about the Club’s sports programs and facilities and meet other like-minded members.  The mentor program has been highly successful both for mentors and mentees.  Members who are happy to take this role please contact the Membership Office on 2239-0372 for details.

 
 
 

 

 

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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