World Rowing Coastal Championships

World Rowing Coastal Championships

The Club is very proud to be the Venue & Delivery Partner and Legacy & Lead-up Partner for the World Rowing Coastal Championships (WRCC 2019).

WRCC 2019 is finally here and this week the Club welcomes just over 500 of the world’s top coastal rowers from 28 countries and regions to compete for seven World Championship titles in Hong Kong’s very own Victoria Harbour.  

With the event base and athlete village located at Kellett Island, it promises to bring a unique international competition experience to the Club and we all have front row seats!  We look forward to seeing as many members as possible come down to the Club to give our visitors a warm welcome and to watch the fantastic racing in Victoria Harbour.  WRCC 2019 promises to bring a fantastic atmosphere to Kellett Island.  The race track is between Kellett Island and Pier 10 in Central and then to a finish line back at the Club.  To learn more about WRCC 2019 click here.

There will be many competitors, volunteers and spectators down at the Club this week so please join us in welcoming WRCC 2019 to the Club.  Do bear in mind that some communal locations will be busier from now through to Sunday 3 November such as the changing rooms, Poolside, Bistro, Main Bar and the Carpark.   The Club Room is now closed and will re-open on 4 November.  From Wednesday to Sunday, the staircase from the Bistro to the Chart Room will be closed, as will a portion of the Chart Room balcony to accommodate timing and photo finishing equipment.

As Chairman of the Hong Kong, China Rowing Association, Mike Tanner, has said, “Without the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s invaluable support and assistance, it simply would not have been possible to stage these World Championships in Victoria Harbour.  Everyone involved in organising the championships is extremely grateful to the Club and its members for once again helping to attract and stage a world class event in Hong Kong.”


The available parking spaces have now been reduced by approximately 25% of that on a regular day and by approximately 50% of that available over the weekend (when we overflow into the hardstanding).  To accommodate this World Championship a lot of the sailing boats have had to be moved into the car park, and in turn, the hardstanding is now occupied by coastal rowing boats and associated equipment and therefore no overflow parking is possible in that area.  

Once the carpark reaches full capacity, it will not be possible to allow any vehicular access until another vehicle leaves.  We ask and thank you all for your patience and for using public transport and taxis as an alternative to driving.

We still look forward to seeing you at the Club over what promises to be a busy and enjoyable weekend, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation with regards to the limited availability of parking.