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Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014 - Overall

by Koko Mueller on 16 Mar 2014
RHKYC Inters-School Sailing Festival 2014 RHKYC / Guy Nowell
Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014 - 115 races were completed over two days of team racing in front of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island clubhouse to decide the 2014 champions of the Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-school Sailing Festival.

It was a weekend of close racing and tricky race conditions as the wind frequently shifted around on the race course. A total of 60 races were completed on day one with Hong Kong Sea School and King George V School overnight leaders in the Feva Division whilst Hong Kong Sea School also led in the Q’ba/Pico Division.


The conditions on day two improved and the sun even came out as racing got underway at 1000hrs. Racing continued until 1530hrs with only one interruption early afternoon as the ebbing tide required the course to be adjusted.

The Q’ba/Pico Division was decided with a single round-robin for the 11 teams and by early afternoon, Hong Kong Sea School was clear favourite with an unbeaten record. The remaining podium positions could only be decided after race 108 and it was South Island School who defeated Island School to claim second.


The Feva Division of 12 teams was split into two pools to reduce the number of races to an achievable amount and it also meant for very close racing on day two as the top three teams from each pool sailed a round-robin. The first race of day two saw Hong Kong Sea School take on King George V School and it turned out to be a great opening race for the day. Racing was close all the way around the course and it wasn’t until the very last few metres of the race that Hong Kong Sea School was able to secure the win. A few races later, Macau Anglican College gave Hong Kong Sea School another scare as they had a winning combination against them right up until the final beat to finish, but Hong Kong Sea School kept a clean sheet and went onto win the division with five out of five wins.

Peter Davies from Neil Pryde awarded the teams their souvenir Neil Pryde bags whilst Alex Boggis, Managing Director, Hong Kong, Aberdeen Asset Management was on hand to award the prizes to the champions with Hong Kong Sea School taking first place in both divisions.


In making this event happen, Royal Hong Kong Yacht would like to thank Aberdeen Asset Management, Ericsson and Neil Pryde for their sponsorship and the Aberdeen Boat Club for their support with the logistics for the event. Last but by no means least, the team of volunteers who took on the roles of race management, umpires and change over’s on the pontoon.

Provisional Results

Division A (Feva) Division B (Q'ba/Pico)

First: Hong Kong Sea School First: Hong Kong Sea School
Second: King George V School Second: South Island School
Third: Kellett School Third: Island School
Fourth: French International School Fourth: Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association

2014 Entry List

Division A (Feva) Division B (Q'ba/Pico)
South Island School Hong Kong Sea School
German Swiss International School King George V School
King George V School Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association
Operation Breakthrough Macau Anglican College
French International School Island School
Macau Anglican College Jockey Club Ti-I College
Kellett School Kellett School
Renaissance College South Island School B
Hong Kong Sea School French International School B
Hong Kong & ISF Academy French International School C
Island School Hong Kong International School
Chinese International School

Past Winners

Year

 Division A     

Division B  

Boats Used

2013

South Island School

Hong Kong Sea School

12 Feva / 6 Q'ba / 6 Pico

2012

Hong Kong Sea School

Hong Kong Sea School

12 Feva / 6 Q'ba / 6 Pico

2011

South Island School

Hong Kong Sea School

12 Feva / 12 Q'ba

2010   

Island School      

West Island School 

12 Feva / 6 Q'ba / 6 Pico

2009  

Hong Kong Sea School   

French International School  

12 Feva / 12 Topaz

2008

Hong Kong Sea School 

 

12 Topaz

2007    

Island School  

 

12 Topaz

2006  

Hong Kong Sea School  

 

12 Topaz

2005 

Hong Kong Sea School   

 

12 Topaz

2004   

French Inter’l School 

Hong Kong Inter’l School  

6 Topaz / 6 Topper

2003  

South Island School    

Sha Tin College 

6 Topaz / 6 Topper













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