Event: San Fernando Race

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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San Fernando, the Philippines




Lee Seng Huang’s 100ft Scallywag is one of the star entries in this year’s San Fernando Race (April 12), which will celebrate its 40th anniversary when it sets off from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on April 12. The biennial 480nm offshore race finishes in San Fernando in the Philippines. 

Traditionally attracting competitors from Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and UK, the race starts from the ‘Club Line’ off the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Kellett Island headquarters in Victoria Harbour. The fleet then sails past Waglan Island and towards the northern Philippines.

Fundraising events in the lead-up include a dinner and charity auction for the San Fernando Foundation, which provides support to a local children’s home.

Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club since 1977, the San Fernando Race originated after a group of sailors agreed it was a pity to spend time and money preparing a yacht for the China Sea Race and then have to wait two years before sailing to the Philippines again.