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Sailing: HKSF, RHKYC team up to host second Hong Kong Race Week

The second Hong Kong Race Week will be held from February 14-18, 2015. Photo: c/o RHKYC.

The second Hong Kong Race Week will be held from February 14-18, 2015. Photo: RHKYC / Guy Nowell.

September 17, 2014: The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) will work with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) to host next year’s Hong Kong Race Week. Incorporating the second leg of the Asian Youth Cup, the dinghy regatta will be held from February 14-18, 2015.

 

The RHKYC created the Hong Kong Race Week this year with the intent of establishing a signature event for the Asian Games, Olympic, Para Olympic and ISAF youth classes. The inaugural event featured eight classes and 150 competitors.

 

Anthony Day, RHKYC’s Rear Commodore Sailing, said: “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with HKSF in giving Hong Kong Race Week real international reach through its strong ties to other regional sailing federations. With that reach and RHKYC’s resources and experience, this event will be the most ambitious youth dinghy regatta Hong Kong has seen, representing a terrific opportunity for all participants to gain valuable experience of fleet racing at the highest level.”

 

Next February’s event will be enlarged to feature a leg of the Asian Youth Cup, bringing the top youth sailors from around the continent to Hong Kong, while HKSF’s International Regatta, traditionally held in October, will be also be merged into the event.

 

Warwick Downes, President of HKSF, said: “We are very pleased to be organising a major international regatta backed by the expertise and marine resources of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, together with the use of its Middle Island facility as a host venue.”

 

For more information, visit: www.hongkongraceweek.com 

 

Source: RHKYC (www.rhkyc.org.hk); Editing by SportAsia

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