RHKYC Autumn Regatta Sees 75 Participants
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) Autumn Regatta Sept 10-11 in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong saw 75 boats.
(Photos: Guy Nowell / RHKYC - Autumn Regatta 2016)
It was a wet start to the Autumn Regatta with amber rain and thunder-storm warnings issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. Race Officer Barry Truhol was able to start the first three classes; Impalas, Flying 15s and Pandoras but due to light winds, racing was abandoned at 15:19 with zero wind on the race course.
With six knots easterly breeze, Race Officer Barry Truhol set the start line off of Hung Hom on Day 2. Most divisions were sent on race course 302; sending racers around a mark off Shau Kei Wan and back to finish off at Hung Hom. The Big Boats were given a slightly longer course; to Tai Koo Shing, Eastern Harbour Mark 1, returning to Tai Koo Shing and finishing at Hung Hom.
With improving wind conditions to around 8 knots, Truhol wasted no time in starting the second race which kicked off at 12:20. All boats were set a slightly longer race for Race 2 with the Dragons, Etchells, Flying 15s Impalas, J/80s, Sports Boats and Big Boats starting at Hung Hom and racing to Shau Kei Wan and hoisting their kites and then heading down to Eastern Mark 2, dropping their kites and heading back up to Shau Kei Wan for the second rounding and again hoisting their kites for a 1.56nm leg to finish.
With an early finish, competitors sailed their way to the Main Bar followed by a prizegiving on the Main Lawn with Commodore Robert Stoneley presenting the prizes.
Provisional results can be found at: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/aur2016results.aspx