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Big Boats

The Big Boat Class is the largest class at the RHKYC consisting of a vast collection of over 250 boats located in Shelter Cove, Kellett Island, Middle Island and Aberdeen. The class can roughly be divided by the type of boat and the sailing preference of the owner/skipper into the following categories.

Roaring 40’s– professional or semi-professional teams which race inshore and offshore

Racing 35’s– teams racing mainly inshore on a regular basis

HKPN– teams involved in racing the HKPN class

Cruisers– racing in cruiser events or mostly cruising

As the committee represents the most diverse collection of boats and sailing preferences at the RHKYC, our goals are the following:

  1. Increase the number of interested and available sailors
  2. Improve participation in existing regattas and events
  3. Improve regatta/event content and social aspect
  4. Improve inter-club coordination

Hong Kong territory consists of 640 square kilometres of sea and over 260 mostly uninhabited islands with some of the most beautiful coastline in Southern China. The Big Boat fleet cruises and races in all corners of Hong Kong including Sai Kung, Southern Hong Kong Island and Hong Kong harbour. Big Boats also participate in in-shore regattas to Macau and Shenzhen, in addition to off-shore regattas to Philippines, Hainan Island, Vietnam and Thailand.

Each Big Boat is similar but unique in its layout, rigging and personality. If you are new to sailing and are interested in racing or cruising or a little of both, the Big Boat community is open and welcoming.

ENTRY AND SIGN ON FOR CLASS RACING

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

If you are interested in learning more about the Big Boat Class, please contact us any time at cruiser@rhkyc.org.hk

All notices of race are in PDF format and it can be retrieved and printed for use. The PDF file required Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from  ADOBE.

Standard Sailing Instructions