2018 Hong Kong Race Week open for entries
Published: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and organised in conjunction with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong Race Week 2018 is now open for entry.
(Photo: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Hong Kong Race Week)
Fielding over 270 participants from 12 nations and sailed in different 12 classes, Hong Kong Race Week serves as a regatta for Asian sailors to hone their skills to compete at international level around the world.
Hong Kong Race Week showcases an increasing depth of talent displayed by up and coming Hong Kong sailors. Amongst them, Nicholas Bezy who was third in the Laser Radial Youth Worlds and Duncan Gregor who placed nineth at the Optimist Worlds.
Record entries are expected for the 2018 edition of Hong Kong Race Week. Heightened interests are being generated from the upcoming Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship, and the 2018 29er World Championship, taking place in October and January.
These events along with the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race stopover, raising Hong Kong’s profile and recognition as a racing destination.
Hong Kong Race Week will be based out of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island facility, with racing taking place on its world class race tracks surrounding Middle Island including Repulse Bay, Deep Water Bay, Stanley, Tai Tam and Beaufort.