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The COA 2022 Jeanneau Christmas Cup

by Jeanneau 14 Dec 2022 00:09 PST 10 December 2022

It definitely is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Organized by the Cruiser Owners Association (COA) and supported by Jeanneau's regional dealer China Pacific Marine, Hong Kong's first-ever COA 2022 Jeanneau Christmas Cup (CXC) ended splendidly on Saturday, 10th December.

With a total of 14 yachts taking part in this one-day sailing race, the CXC was divided into two legs. Leg 1 consisted of routes from Sai Kung, the Harbour and Aberdeen to Shek O rock, with Leg 2 starting at Shek O Rock, rounding Sung Kong Island and back to Shek O Rock. The event was open to all boats holding a Hong Kong Performance Numbers (HKPN) Ratings.

Boats were grouped into Division 1, 2 and 3 based on their start line locations. Division 1 started at Sai Kung. Division 2, in which Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 "Perfect Day" sailed by Don Chow, the director of China Pacific Marine and SunFast 3600's owner, Peter Wong participated, started in the Victoria Harbour. Simon Cheung, owner of Sun Odyssey 440 "Fairmile" followed them in Division 3 starting from Aberdeen.

Sailors were greeted on the day with clear blue skies and light wind - with teams dressed up for a festive Christmasy theme. At Leg 1, awards went to Arthur Ho's "GA" for winning in the Sai Kung fleet and Frank Chu's "Fly by Wire" in the Harbour fleet.

"GA" also carried victory at last in the Overall Division in Leg 2 in HKPN corrected time, with Bob Roger's "Orrin Blue" and Klaus Zimmer's "Bao Bao" closely followed.

"It has been a great day to see so many boats out on the water for such a fun event leading up to Chirstmas. It's been great to see so many sailors dressed up for the occasion and we look forward to next year's Jeanneau Christmas Cup ! ", said Lawrence Chow, Project Manager of China Pacific Marine. "We are very excited to be part of this race, one of the many to come. Jeanneau is set to support sailing and cruising in local waters." added Tanguy Tertrais, APAC Sales Director of Jeanneau.

Prize Ceremony will be held in February 2023 with awards being presented to all winners.

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