News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : San Fernando Race entries now open
San Fernando Race entries now open

'San Fernando Race 2011 – Red Kite II'    RHKYC/Koko Mueller    Click Here to view large photo

The 18th San Fernando Race, to hosted by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, will start in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on 27 March 2013. Since 1977 this 480nm race has been organised as a biennial event and is currently run under the auspices of RORC. A true Category 1 offshore classic, the route takes competitors from a grey and chilly Hong Kong, across the South China Sea to sunny San Fernando in the northern Philippines.

Race Chairman Gerry Daughton, who has competed in a number of the races, says 'There is something very special about this race, not just in the way it attracts a mix of serious racers and first time skippers and crew seeking their first experiences of offshore sailing but also the warmth and camaraderie that surrounds it for participants. Those of a competitive nature enjoy the highly tactical approach to the Philippines, however for some the race it is just as enjoyable for the opportunity to sail under a full moon, or revel in the company of a pod of dolphins. Running in parallel, the support for the children’s home in San Fernando makes it more than just a race'.

Around 30 boats will compete under IRC or performance handicaps, with the Racing fleet doing their upmost to smash the record of 49h 55m 12s set by Hong Kong sailor Sam Chan in 2001.

The race not only gives sailors and opportunity to enjoy a highly tactical race over the Easter break, but has a serious purpose, supporting a local children’s home through the San Fernando Foundation. Fundraising events including a Dinner and Charity Auction will take place in the lead up to the race start, with the Foundation hoping to exceed the record of HK$525,000 raised in parallel with the 2011 San Fernando Race.

The Notice of Race and Entry Form are now available on the event website.

San Fernando Race 2011 – EFG Bank Mandrake -  RHKYC/Koko Mueller   Click Here to view large photo

San Fernando Race 2011 – FfreeFire -  RHKYC/Koko Mueller   Click Here to view large photo

San Fernando Race 2011 – Soko -  RHKYC/Koko Mueller   Click Here to view large photo

by Koko Mueller


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

2:32 PM Tue 18 Dec 2012GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

News - USA and the World

Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,

ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT