Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015

The Tomes Cup pursuit race, organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and presented by Old Mutual International is the third event in the Club’s annual Top Dog Trophy Series.

The series includes the results for Lipton Trophy and Around The Island Race, together with Tomes Cup and Hong Kong Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves Memorial Vase, scheduled for May 1.

Rhkyc Tomes Cup Pursuit Race To Be Held Jan 10 1

(Photo: Xaume Olleros)

The race is held in the eastern area of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, taking in Shau Kei Wan, Tai Koo Shing, Kowloon Bay and Hung Hom in the course of the race, which is expected to attract between 60 competitors from Hong Kong’s one-design fleets and Big Boat classes.

The slowest boats will start first with the higher-rated boats spending the afternoon playing "catch up" and gradually working their way up through the fleet. The finish line will be set at the mark, which will finish the first boat as close to the target time of 1630 as possible.

The first boat to cross the line will be declared the winner and will lift the Tomes Cup, one of the Club’s oldest pieces of silverware. It is inscribed, "Sugar Refiners Cup won by Naomi April 1st 1880" and was gifted to RHKYC by the Tomes family in the 1960s.