Hong Kong Sailing Federation Join Forces With RHKYC to Host Hong Kong Race Week 2015
By iSportconnect | September 17, 2014
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) is combining with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) to host Hong Kong Race Week 2015. Incorporating the second leg of the Asian Youth Cup, diagnosis the dinghy regatta is scheduled to be held over four days from 14-18 February 2015.
Hong Kong Race Week was created in 2014 by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club with the aim of establishing a signature event for the Asian Games, purchase Olympic, Par Olympic and ISAF youth classes.
After the success of the inaugural event which featured eight classes and 150 competitors, the 2015 event will be expanded to feature a leg of the Asian Youth Cup, bringing the top youth sailors from around the region to Hong Kong.
Warwick Downes, President of HKS, said: “We are very pleased to be organising a major international regatta backed by the expertise and marine resources of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, together with the use of its middle east facility as a host venue.”
Speaking for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Rear Commodore Sailing Anthony Day, said: “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with HKSF in giving Hong Kong Race Week real international reach through its strong ties to other regional sailing federations.
“With that reach and RHKYC’s resources and experience this event will be the most ambitious youth dinghy regatta Hong Kong has seen representing a terrific opportunity for all participants to gain valuable experience of fleet racing at the highest level.”