Published: Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has published the Notice of Race and is now accepting entries for the 2017 Volvo China Coast Regatta – Hong Kong’s Big Boat event.

Volvo China Coast Regatta Releases Notice Of Race 

(Photo: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club)

The event will be based out of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island clubhouse and the race schedule provides a mix of windward/leeward, geometric and island courses, all held within Hong Kong waters. 

Competing yachts can expect Hong Kong’s sailing conditions to be with winds of 10 to 20 knots and blue skies.

The Volvo China Coast Regatta will accept entries from Big Boats in the following divisions: IRC Racer Class (which will be further sub-divided based on suitable rating bands), IRC Premier Cruiser Class and HKPN Class. 

Additionally, boats entered into the IRC Racer Class may form teams in order to compete for the Hong Kong Kettle trophy. Teams shall consist of two boats from different IRC Racer Class sub-divisions.

Eligible boats should submit their entries to the Club’s Sailing Office on or before September 29 though late entries may be submitted up to 1800hrs on October 9 as per the Notice of Race.

The event will kick off with welcome drinks on October 12. Daily prize-givings will be held from October 13 and October 14 with an overall prize-giving being held on October 15 – all at Middle Island.

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is expecting a competitive fleet of over 40 yachts.