BuyAssocation Tomes Cup

BuyAssociation TOMES CUP 2019 - 27 APRIL

The Tomes Cup is a pursuit race, which is different to normal yacht racing in that competitors are given staggered start times under RHKATI handicap, ie. the slowest boats start first and then the faster boats set off in pursuit, with the time delay between classes of boats being determined from their handicaps. If all boats are sailed equally well, they should (in theory) all finish at the same time.

The race is held in the eastern area of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, taking in Shau Kei Wan, Tai Koo Shing, Kowloon Bay and Hung Hom. The race attracts around 60 competitors from Hong Kong’s one-design fleets and Big Boat classes.

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Notice of Race

PAST RESULTS

HISTORY OF THE TOMES CUP

This trophy has an interesting history.  It was presented to the Club in 1969 by Mr. Alec Tomes whose father was one of the founders of Shewan Tomes & Co., a well-known local Hong Kong firm. 

The Cup was presented in the memory of Mrs. Dora Delano Forbes who was Mr. Tomes' godmother and also an aunt of US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Originally, the Cup was donated by the Hong Kong Sugar Refiners in 1880 and was won on 1 April that year by Dora's husband, Mr. William Howell Forbes sailing his boat Naomi.  It then passed into the possession of the Forbes family whose family business of W.H. Russell and Company was a well-known Canton trading house founded in 1830 and subsequently found its way into the possession of the Tomes family.

The Cup was renamed the Tomes Cup by Noel Croucher (1891-1980) who was a stalwart of the Club and served as Commodore from 1941 to 1949.

ENTRY AND SIGN ON BUTTONS

It is for safety purposes that the Club employs this new entry system.  Please try your best to include all the crew (including skipper) emergency contacts when entering and signing on.

Entry is a two-stage process.  You need to enter the individual event/series using the “Enter” button below.  You will also need to sign on (using the “sign on” button below) before each day of the race. 

Entry form / Update entry
(Enter the regatta first before using the sign on the system)
List of boats entered for the regatta

(For Signing On) 
(Signing on will be available on the Wednesday before the event. Select all crew including skipper that will be onboard)

List of boats signed on for race

SPONSORS

PAST EVENTS

TOMES CUP 2018 - 21 APRIL

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TOMES CUP 2017 - 29 APRIL

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