Published: Friday, 20 November 2015

As part of its opening celebrations, The St. Regis Macao has invited professional America’s Cup sailor and World Record holder Nick Moloney to attempt to set an official World Windsurfing Record across the Pearl River Delta between Hong Kong and Macau (Nov 20).

Nick Moloney Attempts New World Windsurfing Record 1

The ultra-luxury hotel, which opens in Cotai Central in December, is a member of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc and part of the iconic St Regis hospitality group.

Moloney has been a professional sailor for nearly thirty years, and already holds a Guinness World Record as the first and only person to windsurf across the notorious Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania (230km) non-stop and unassisted.

The Australian has competed twice in the America’s Cup and is the holder of 15 world sailing records including the fastest time around Hong Kong Island which he set in 2013.

The Hong Kong to Macau record attempt will take place from Lamma Island (Hong Kong) to Yeding Jiao Reef (Macau) and will create a legacy award that will becomes the St Regis Trophy to be contested by future challengers.

The public is welcome to witness the record attempt at Hac Sa Beach, Macau. A celebration will follow at the Sheraton Macao Hotel.