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Published: Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Foreign dignitaries, prominent members of the sailing fraternity and a cast of sailors gathered at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) on Friday May 15 for the San Fernando Charity Dinner.

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The event included a live auction that raised an estimated HK$545,000 for the Faith Rescue Home in San Fernando, Philippines.

Charity Dinner Closes 2015 San Fernando Race 3

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Bernardita Catalla, HK Consul General of the Philippines, welcomed the many guests in attendance – including her counterparts from Thailand, Kuwait and Pakistan – and praised RHKYC for its efforts and generosity. She asked that others support the efforts of the Club in future, given the importance of this donation to the Philippines and its people.

The 2015 San Fernando Race in early April had to be re-routed due to bad weather from Typhoon Maysak near the Philippines. Ray Roberts’ TP52 OneSails Racing was confirmed as the IRC Overall winner after a 330-nautical-mile challenge that started and finished in Hong Kong. Geoff Hill’s Smith 72 Custom Antipodes took line honours, crossing 11 minutes ahead of OneSails Racing.

Charity Dinner Closes 2015 San Fernando Race 7

(Photo: RHKYC / Guy Nowell)

Charity Dinner Closes 2015 San Fernando Race 8

(Photo: RHKYC / Guy Nowell)

The 2017 San Fernando Race from Hong Kong to the Philippines will mark the 40th Anniversary of this major offshore yacht race, and the 30th year that the race has provided valuable financial support for the Faith Rescue Home.

www.rhkyc.org.hk

www.cityofsanfernando.gov.ph

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