Published: Friday, 18 August 2017

The 29er Hong Kong Open Notice of Race has been released, with Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) in conjunction with the 29er Association of Hong Kong.

29er Hong Kong Open Releases Notice Of Race 1

(Photo: Michele Felder)

With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from December 21, a great turn out is expected from the main fleet for the Worlds. Interest has been received from South America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA.

With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, the world's 29er sailors will be competing here in Hong Kong this December 2017 and January 2018 for the 29er Hong Kong Open. 

Peter Backe, 2018 29er World Championship Organising Committee Chairman, said: "The 29er Hong Kong Open will be a great opportunity for overseas sailors to become familiar with the Hong Kong race track and its challenges. Conditions will be very similar to the World Championships, which will give an advantage for those taking part. It will also give the race committee a chance to make their final improvements to make sure the World Championship runs smoothly. It is our wish to see as many overseas participants as possible taking part and we will make sure it will be well worth it."