Please select your home edition
Edition
Newport Boat Show 728x90

Class Regatta Port Shelter at the Royal Hong Kong YC

by Koko Mueller on 13 Feb 2012
Class Regatta Port Shelter 2012 RHKYC / Joyce Ravara
This year, the Class Regatta Port Shelter, organized by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and presented by Jeanneau, got off to a slow start, with Race Officer Andrew Taylor struggling to find sufficient breeze to set the two races the fleet was expecting.

Instead, a shortened course for Race 1 was all that could be accomplished, and competitors were shown an early route to the bar, with fingers crossed that Sunday would offer better fare.

This morning’s breakfast view at RHKYC’s Shelter Cove clubhouse was of a mill pond, but Race Officer Russ Parker went out beyond the Port Shelter pale to find eight to nine knots of swinging northerly and wasted no time in getting the 43 boats off on a short, sharp, two lap, windward leeward race.

With the first race in the bag, Parker decided 'if it ain’t broke … set the same course again', and both the long and short course fleets rattled off the third race to ensure that there was a Regatta.

As the sun broke through, Parker decided to ring the changes for the third race of the day, setting three laps, with the Long Course fleet of Sportsboats and J/80’s earning a general recall for a burst of over-enthusiasm.

In spite of a lull at the first leeward mark, the breeze held to give everyone a finish, with the exception of Gambit and May 13, who had failed to return after being called OCS.

Three races down, and it was still only 1400hrs, so the RO opted to run an additional race to make up for the loss of Race 2 the previous day. All went smoothly, and competitors headed back to shore safe in the knowledge that they now had a discard to play with.

At a packed prizegiving, Craig Bright of Gafencu presented the Class prizes, while Don Chow of China Pacific Marine handed out the Short Course awards and Paul Blanc of Jeanneau Asia Pacific awarded the Long Course prizes. For full results, click here.




Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club website

Bakewell-White Yacht DesignColligo Marine 660x82T Clewring Cruising

Related Articles

Noroton Yacht Club takes the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Trophy again
The yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water. Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. Yet even after the age minimums were raised by five years and the event was expanded to 10 teams and three days to stiffen the competition, the yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water.
Posted today at 3:48 am
The door’s been flung open – again
Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing gets sexier for Tokyo Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing may get sexier for Tokyo 2020. Yes, the proverbial door has been cast ajar before, often to much fanfare, and not that much has been achieved.
Posted on 28 Aug
Michael Illbruck crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion
Although not a simple task, Freides aimed to keep Illbruck behind him, or at minimum out of top nine ranking. Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing.
Posted on 28 Aug
Freides defends leadership at Melges 20 World Championship
The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship was a difficult one at best 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino was a difficult one at best, however managed to present some nice new faces at the front of the fleet.
Posted on 28 Aug
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted on 27 Aug
Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over
The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place.
Posted on 27 Aug
Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient
Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation.
Posted on 26 Aug
Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema
After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November
Posted on 26 Aug
Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships
Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series.
Posted on 26 Aug
J22 World Championship - More Day 4 action-shots by Christopher Howell
Christopher Howell was on water at 2016 J22 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 4 action. Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at 2016 J22 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 4 action.
Posted on 26 Aug