Entries still welcome in Nations Cup in Hong Kong
Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Organized by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the Nations’ Cup is to be held on Sunday 11 March, out of the RHKYC in Causeway Bay.
Crews are formed according to their nation of origin or allegiance. 100% of crew members must be nationals of the country which is represented by the boat they are racing on.
Further, a sailor qualifies as a national of a country if ANY of the following apply:
The sailor was born in that country
The sailor holds a valid passport of that country
The sailor has the right of abode in that country (for clarity, HK requires a Permanent HKID Card)
The sailor has been normally resident in that country for at least 10 years at some stage in their life (for clarity, the 10 years need not be continuous)
The sailor has represented that country at a major international event, for example the Olympics
The sailor fluently speaks the language of that country
The sailor can sing the national anthem of that country (in the native tongue)
Racing will be on a simple course from Kellett Island out through the east end of the Harbour and back in, with the turning mark being set depending on the weather.
Prizes include the winning nation's flag being placed behind the Club’s bar until next year’s race and the status of Champion Sailing Nation of The Year. First boat home last year was England, followed by Sweden, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Entries are still open and interested parties could contact Lindsay Lyonsin the RHKYC Sailing Office ( Lindsay.Lyons@rhkyc.org.hk).