Audi to Title Sponsor Hong Kong to Vietnam Yacht Race

August 19, 2013

Luxury German automobile manufacturer Audi has been announced as the title sponsor of the 2013 Hong Kong to Vietnam Race organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

The 656 nautical mile Category One offshore race will start in Victoria Harbour on Thursday, medicine October 17, with post-race celebrations planned in Nha Trang, Vietnam on Sunday October 20.

Reinhold Carl, Managing Director, Audi Hong Kong said, “Audi Hong Kong is honoured and excited to be the lead sponsor of the prestigious 2013 Hong Kong to Vietnam Race.

“Over the course of the offshore race, we will witness the cutting edge engineering and design of the boats, and the sailors’ incredible passion and tactical expertise to conquer all possible circumstances facing them in their journey. This group of elite racers, combined with the speed, team spirit, progressiveness and determination to overcome challenges in this exciting event, are perfect reflections of Audi’s brand image and values – “progressive, sophisticated, sporty” – as well as Audi users’ lifestyles.”

Mark Bovaird, General Manager, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, added: “The announcement of Audi as title sponsor of our biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race is very exciting news for all involved.  This race is a fast, down-hill passage to Vietnam with the boats racing under spinnaker virtually all the way. Over several years now the race has been building with more and more boats adding it to their ‘must do’ list.”