HK Race Week Set With More Entries Than Ever
Published: Monday, 18 January 2016
Co-organised by Hong Kong Sailing Federation and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), Hong Kong Race Week 2016 (Feb 16-21) is set to feature more entries than ever before with 185 received before the official entry deadline of January 12 and late entries still available to those looking for a last minute slot in the programme.
(Photos: Hong Kong Race Week/ Guy Nowell)
A constituent event of the ASAF Youth Cup, racing is being organised out of RHKYC’s Middle Island Sailing Centre on the south side of Hong Kong Island, with five race courses being prepared for participating sailors in 11 classes.
The largest fleet by far is the Optimist Dinghy class with 104 entries to date, featuring 47 from China, 44 from Hong Kong and six from India including last year’s runner up, Chitresh Tatha, together with entries from Australia, Bulgaria, UK and Thailand.
Also returning is another Indian sailor, Aniketh Rajaram, last year’s Optimist champion, now moving up to the 29er class. Large entries have also been recorded for the windsurfer classes, which will enjoy its own designated course area this year.
“We are very grateful to Far East Boats for agreeing at short notice to ship in an additional 18 Optimists for charter, such has been the overwhelming international interest,” says Race Chairman Peter Davies.
Hong Kong Race Week 2016 will commence with registration, measurement and a practice race. Entries are currently being accepted at http://www.hongkongraceweek.com/#!entry/c1kib