New official clothing partner - Sail Racing International

We have an exciting announcement to make! 

A few years ago, while we developed plans for the current Kellett Island Development, the General Committee made a decision that in upgrading the Ship Shop we would also upgrade and expand Club branded merchandise. As we began focusing on this, we also saw the opportunity for the Club to better control the use of the Club’s brand and at the same time develop a more professional and unified image of the Club in terms of staff uniforms. 

With this as a goal, we began a tendering exercise to identify and appoint an official clothing partner for Club branded apparel. 

After a process that lasted eight months and took in 16 sailing and water sports apparel suppliers from all over the world, just before Christmas the General Committee decided to form a partnership with Swedish company, Sail Racing International

This exciting new relationship will see all RHKYC branded clothing exclusively produced by Sail Racing, staff presenting a unified image with on and off water apparel, as well as developing a dynamic and cutting edge retail range over time to be sold in our Ship Shop. 

The brand, while young, has been rising rapidly in the world of sailing with exclusive arrangements with Gore-Tex on some unique items. It currently provides clothing and apparel to the Oracle America’s Cup team and Team Sun Hung Kai /Scallywag in the Volvo Ocean Race. We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship with our new partners. Please keep a look-out at the Ship Shop as our new range is rolled out over the coming months.

(photo: from left to right: Joakim Berne, CEO of Sail Racing; Mark Bovaird, General Manager of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club; and Henric Vikestam, Head of Design and Production for Sail Racing are all smiles outside the Ship Shop at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.)