sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : China Coast Race Week 2011

China Coast Race Week 2011

'EFG Bank Mandrake'    © RHKYC/Guy Nowell    Click Here to view large photo

From 14 to 25 October, China Coast Race Week (CCRW) will offer competitors a taste of the complete Asian sailing experience.

In the words of Joachim Isler (RHKYC Vice Commodore and co-owner of Mills 41 Ambush); 'CCRW is without question the region’s best regatta: top notch competition, fantastic race track, normally ideal weather conditions and excellent regatta management, hosted by RHKYC with its superb facilities in one of the world's most amazing cities.'

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s flagship inshore ‘Big Boat’ event, China Coast Regatta, will be followed by the 656nm Offshore Category 1 VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, postponed from 2010 due to the antics of Super Typhoon Megi.

2008 winner and regular competitor, Neil Pryde, describes the Race as; '..one of the great Ocean races, combining an exhilarating downhill slide with a very interesting tactical challenge that unfolds as the fleet approaches the Vietnam coast …the race that nobody wants to miss'.

With racing based in the waters to the south of Hong Kong Island, China Coast Regatta will be held from 14 to 16 October, typically enjoying a 15 to 20 knot easterly breeze. Open to keelboats over 9m in length and attracting 40+ entries, the regatta will feature the demanding combination of windward/ leeward and islands courses which has garnered the accolade of 2011 Best Asian Regatta from Asian Marine and Boating Awards.

Regarded as a 'sailors’ regatta' due to the physical and tactical demands of the series, the sailing is coupled with plenty of on–shore social events, based at RHKYC’s Kellett Island and Middle Island facilities, the latter being recently expanded with the construction of a new hardstand.

In recent years the ’40 footer’ Division has developed to be the largest and most competitive in Asia, while for the grand prix boats, China Coast Regatta serves as the springboard to the 2011-2012 Asian Circuit. A large number of visiting crew is expected to come just for the sailing, and overseas entries will be made especially welcome.

The offshore element of Race Week starts in Hong Kong on 19 October and promises a downhill adrenalin rush all the way to Nha Trang, Vietnam, with boats regularly clocking 20+ knots of boat speed - the 2004 record of 42h 45m 41s, set by Grant Wharington on Skandia, remains the target time for others to beat.

The entry form and Notice of Race for China Coast Race Week, comprising China Coast Regatta and the VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, are available to download from the event website, www.chinacoastraceweek.com

Evolution Racing ahead of FreeFire1280 -  © RHKYC-Guy Nowell?nid=85778   Click Here to view large photo

FreeFire RHKYC China Coast Regatta 2010 -  © RHKYC-Guy Nowell?nid=85778   Click Here to view large photo




by RHKYC

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85778

11:29 AM Mon 11 Jul 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World





































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   


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







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

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.
X6XL NEW US