NEWS


Hong Kong (October 26, 2015) – The third and final day of the Etchells Asia Pacific Championships got off to an early start, with the first warning signal sounding at 1000hrs. With 15 to 17kts of consistent north easterly breeze and a 1 to 2m swell, Race Officer Kevin Wilson set a course of 1.7nm and sounded the warning signal on time.

Hong Kong (October 25, 2015) – In contrast to the light winds on the first day, today’s Etchells Asia Pacific Championship action started in a healthy 12 to 15kts of nor’easterly breeze, with 33 boats reporting to the start line. Race Officer Kevin Wilson set a 1.8nm beat and after a competitive start featuring one boat OCS, it was American entry Aretas which reached the windward mark at the front of the fleet, ahead of Chris Hamption’s Tango and Jake Gunther’s The Boat.

Hong Kong (October 24, 2015) – The forecast for the opening day of the Etchells Asia Pacific Championships stayed true to forecast, offering up a light 5 to 7kt breeze on an axis of 070°. International Race Officer Kevin Wilson set the committee boat early, with twin brother Ross coordinating the pin end boat to form a start line for 35 boats.

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Kellett Island boatyard and hardstand areas are a hive of activity this week, with registration and measurement underway for the Etchells Asia Pacific Championship and the 2015 Etchells World Championship, organised by the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and co-organised by RHKYC and the Hong Kong Etchells Association.

Welcome to the 2015 Etchells World Championships in Hong Kong. We are very much looking forward to hosting all overseas crews in Hong Kong later this year. We are also pleased to confirm we will be racing from Clearwater Bay Marina, in Clearwater Bay. The race track for the Worlds will be at Nine Pins, due east of Clearwater Bay Marina. It should take no more than 30 minutes to get to the race track from the regatta venue. All registration, measurement and official functions will be held at RHKYC main clubhouse at Kellett Island in Causeway Bay.

For all the latest logistics, registration details, social program, how to get around Hong Kong and more, read the Event Guide.