Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - NZ

Top Dog Trophy Series 2012-2013, HKRNVR Memorial Vase

by RHKYC on 26 Feb 2013
HKRNVR Memorial Vase 2012 - in hot pursuit - Ambush chases down a Flying 15 © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the HKRNVR Memorial Vase is the final of four pursuit races comprising the Top Dog Trophy Series 2012-2013. The overall winner of the series will be presented with the prize of a five day Sunsail charter, courtesy of the series sponsor, Sunsail.

Over 130 boats have entered the series overall, and with just one race to go the current leader with 6.45 points is the Isler/Taylor pairing on Mills 41 Ambush who will be looking defend their hold on the top spot from Peninsula Signal 8 and Red Kite II.

The HKRNVR Memorial Vase was first awarded to Ecstacy in 1951, and was presented to the Club by the local Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve with the proviso that 'the course should take participating yachts into waters patrolled by the HKRNVR.' The HKRNVR is of course now defunct; however the trophy continues to serve as a reminder of a time when amateur sailors played a vital role in the security of Hong Kong.

Since the event’s inception, the course for the race has been adjusted to take into account Marine Department restrictions on sailing and towing boats through the congested central harbour. In keeping with the Deed of Gift, Race Officer Gareth Williams will set a course which takes the fleet out and back via the eastern approaches at Lei Yue Mun gap, his choice influenced by the prevailing wind conditions on the day.

The Top Dog Trophy Series pulls together the results from RHKYC’s quartet of pursuit races, pro-rated to a base entry of 50 boats, in order to identify Hong Kong’s top helm for the season’s series.



Going into the HKRNVR Memorial Vase, the top ten ‘Top Dog’ contenders for 2012-2013 are:

Place Boat Name Class Sail No. Skipper Pts
1 Ambush IRC 1 HKG2208 Taylor / Isler 6.45
2 Signal 8 IRC 1 HKG2300 Jamie McWilliam 9.51
3 Red Kite II IRC 2 HKG2093 Anthony Root 11.22
4 Gunga Din Etchells HKG1245 Nick Burns 17.67
5 Easy Tiger Etchells HKG884 Marty Kaye 29.19
6 Tchaikoffsky Flying 15 HKG3981 Howard Williams 29.31
7 Sell Side Dream IRC 1 HKG2298 Simon Powell 33.10
8 Salona 41 IRC 1 HKG2212 Simy Wong 34.71
9 Double Shot Etchells HKG402 Kearns/Reed 53.82
10 Krampus IRC 1 HKG2159 Niccolo Manno 57.32

Pantaenius - Fixed ValueInSunSport - NZSouthern Spars - 100

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
The importance of being Alive
Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, the team have lined up for a lot of things, won plenty and nabbed a record, as well. She’s presently in a yard in the Philippines having a minor refit in readiness for the Australian season. It will commence with the upcoming Brisbane to Keppel and then head sharply into this year’s Hobart.
Posted on 10 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr