Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Simpson Marine announces it will be the title sponsor of one of Hong Kong’s most popular social and sailing events of the season, the Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) Summer Series 2015.

Simpson Marine To Be Title Sponsor For Aberdeen Boat Club Summer Series

The ABC Summer Series, or, “The Restaurant Series”, as it is also known, consists of seven Sunday races with the first one taking place on May 17. The series runs throughout the summer with the final race on Aug 23.  

Each race ends at either a restaurant or the Middle Island Clubhouse, making this series a social and fun competition.  On days with light wind conditions, sailing boats can choose to switch to the motoring division to get to the restaurant a little bit sooner.

The competitiveness of the series has steadily increased over the years. Most races attract about 20 boats, with 53 different boats competing in the 2014 series.

Simpson Marine To Be Title Sponsor For Aberdeen Boat Club Summer Series 1

“Many of Simpson Marine’s clients take part in this race, both for the racing and the socialising that takes place once they’ve crossed the finish line,” says Richard Allen, Group Sales Manager of Simpson Marine. “This race is the perfect way to experience the local yachting lifestyle and Hong Kong’s many unique islands and fishing villages.”

ABC awards a prize to the winner of each race as well as an overall trophy for the series winner. The prizes are presented at the club’s annual prize giving party.

Sunday Race Dates:

Summer Series 1: 17 May 

Summer Series 2: 31 May 

Summer Series 3: 14 Jun 

Summer Series 4: 12 Jul 

Summer Series 5: 26 Jul 

Summer Series 6: 9 Aug 

Summer Series 7: 23 Aug