Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 33 728x90

HKRNVR Memorial Vase - Saturday 09 April

by RHKYC Media on 4 Apr 2011
The HK Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve trophy RHKYC
This final pursuit race of the National Australia Bank Top Dog Trophy Series is held in honour of the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (HKRNVR), a defence force originally formed by members of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The trophy was gifted in memory of all HKRNVR amateur sailors who engaged in regular patrol duties around the waters of Hong Kong to help ensure its security. The Deed of Gift contains the proviso that the race should take competitors into those waters once patrolled by the HKRNVR.

The HKRNVR Memorial Vase is a pursuit race, which is different to normal yacht racing. Competitors are given staggered start times under RHKATI handicap, ie. the slowest boats start first and then the faster boats set off in pursuit with the time delay between classes of boats being determined from their handicaps. If all boats are sailed equally well, they should (in theory) all finish at the same time.

Race Officer Gareth Williams will start the first race at 1400hrs. In keeping with the Deed of Gift, whatever course is selected will take competitors out through Lei Yue Mun gap, to the eastern approaches and back.

The National Australia Bank Top Dog Trophy Series pulls together the results from Lipton Trophy, the Zoke Around The Island Race, Tomes Cup and HKRNVR Memorial Vase to identify the top helm for the season’s pursuit races. Going into this, the final race, the top ten contenders are:

Sail No. Boat Name Skipper Class Points
3830 Squiffy Howard Williams Flying Fifteen 10.92
9546 Impala 1 Mike Burrell Impala 18.72
3701 Puff 'N Stuff David Chow Flying Fifteen 23.17
2097 Blondie IV Helmuth Hennig Cruiser 23.23
2208 Ambush Joachim Isler / Drew Taylor Cruiser 26.81
2233 Paddy B Herman Wong Impala 27.35
3722 Noisy Forefather Sam Chan Flying Fifteen 27.41
1046 Capoeira David Mead Etchells 34.49
1612 Gambit K C Mowser Cruiser 37.09
1045 Moll Philip Bowring Impala 1 41.48
NaiadMackay BoatsBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh safely in Cape Town
Kojiro Shiraishi who had to abandon Vendee Globe when top part of his mast broke off has safely arrived in Cape Town. Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi who had to abandon the Vendee Globe when the top part of his mast broke off has safely arrived in Cape Town. Shiraishi arrived at 1055 UTC.
Posted today at 1:14 am
Great Barrier Reef managers and industry prepare for summer
Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop to assess climate-related risks to the Great Barrier Reef over the coming months. Current predictions by the Bureau of Meteorology and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are for a summer of average sea temperatures across the Great Barrier Reef.
Posted on 7 Dec
The Great Dane dies at 88 + Video
One of the heroes of sailing, Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) has died at the age of 88 years. One of the heroes of sailing, Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) has died at the age of 88 years. Known as the Great Dane, and winner of four Olympic Gold Medals, and many world championships in multiple classes from dinghies to keelboats, Elvstrøm put a footprint on the sport like no other.
Posted on 7 Dec
RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard tracks its prey
Leopard 3 were enjoying a brunch at the aptly named Victory Bar and Restaurant, Port Louis Marina. Leopard 3 were enjoying a brunch at the aptly named Victory Bar and Restaurant, Port Louis Marina. The conversation was very much towards the competition for the overall win on corrected time.
Posted on 7 Dec
Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant now aboard the Marion Dufresne
Kito de Pavant was successfully recovered from his stricken yacht around 0100hrs TU Wednesday morning Kito de Pavant, the 55 years old French skipper of Bastide-Otio, who suffered damage to his keel when racing in the remote South Indian Ocean while racing in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race, was successfully recovered from his stricken yacht around 0100hrs TU Wednesday morning
Posted on 7 Dec
Vendée Globe – Sébastien Josse announces retirement
Major damage to the port foil, which occurred at 0930 UTC on Monday morning meant that he was in a tricky situation Major damage to the port foil, which occurred at 0930 UTC on Monday morning meant that he was in a tricky situation facing extreme weather conditions – 40 knots of wind and 8m high waves to the south of Australia, sailing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone.
Posted on 7 Dec
Vendée Globe – Thomas Ruyant faces ingress of water
Shortly before 0700 UTC, Thomas Ruyant informed his boat captain that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water. Shortly before 0700 UTC this morning, Thomas Ruyant - Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine – informed his boat captain, Laurent Bourguès, that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water.
Posted on 7 Dec
Hyde Sails Distributor in Denmark places 1000th order!
Congratulations to Kjeld Larsen, Hyde Sails distributor in Denmark, on placing his 1000th order with the loft! Congratulations to Kjeld Larsen, Hyde Sails distributor in Denmark, on placing his 1000th order with the loft! Kjeld has been working with Hyde Sails as a distributor since placing his first order in March 2008.
Posted on 7 Dec
Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions
Another day of good sailing conditions in Melbourne made for a memorable day for Australia’s sailors competing in finals In the 470 Men’s event, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had another strong day winning both of their two races. They currently lead overall, five points ahead of China’s team of Lan/Wang.
Posted on 7 Dec
Vendee Globe- No tethers in Southern Ocean?
I was interested to see that Seb is wearing neither a pfd nor a harness while racing in the Southern Ocean. Take a look at this pic of Seb Josse racing in the Vendée Globe. He is in the Southern Ocean sailing in rough seas and I imagine he is hitting speeds in the mid-twenties. I know what it’s like to sail down there. I have done numerous Southern Ocean transits and I know it to be an unforgiving region. So I was interested to see that Seb is wearing neither a pfd nor a harness. Interesting.
Posted on 7 Dec