Published: Friday, 23 August 2013
Mike Fulton

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has returned as the Title Sponsor of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s China Coast Regatta from 12 to 14 October 2013.  The China Coast Regatta is a major inshore, three-day, seven-race regatta; considered to be one of the leading events of its type in Asia. The race was again awarded the ‘Best Asian Regatta of the Year’ at this year’s Asia Boating Awards and will feature one of the most high profile race fleets in the history of the event.

St Regis Returns To The Asian Sailing Scene

“We are thrilled to be Title Sponsor of the China Coast Regatta for the second year,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide.  “Sailing is a sport enjoyed by a new generation of luxury travellers staying at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts around the world, and we are delighted to offer our discerning guests insider access to some of the world’s fastest boats and best sailors here at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and, concurrently, in San Francisco at the 34th America’s Cup.”

“We welcome the return of St. Regis for the China Coast Regatta 2013. This event has proven time and time again to be one of the premier events in Asia. St. Regis and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club pride themselves on exceptional service and memorable experiences, and we hope that all of the local and international sailors will find the St. Regis China Coast Regatta 2013 to be one to remember with its close racing and great social programme!” said Mark Bovaird, General Manager of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

The China Coast Regatta will also feature an opening party hosted by Mount Gay Rum on 11 October and a Heineken Party at the Club’s Middle Island, Deep Water Bay clubhouse on 12 October. The official prize giving will be held at Kellett Island, Causeway Bay on 14 October.

Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests delivered flawlessly by the signature St. Regis Butler Service.

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong and is proud of its rich, colourful history, which stretches back over 160 years of social and competitive sailing and rowing.  It organises a full calendar of local and international racing for both keelboats and dinghies, ranging from round the cans to Category 1 offshore races.