The full extent of the crisis caused by a lack of boat moorings has been revealed, with new government figures showing nearly 8,000 vessels will be without safe haven as the typhoon season approaches.Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 5:03am 3 comments
Sven Yrvind always swum against the tide. When the 73-year-old Swedish sailor and adventurer was asked to give a talk in front of the Swedish king and queen, he refused because he wouldn't get paid.17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am
A yacht crisis has hit Hong Kong: marinas are packed to capacity - there is a waiting list of at least two years for a berth at any of the territory's eight marinas; and costs are shooting through the exosphere.20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
About this time of year, Hong Kong is visited by our regular commuting shark. The maneater cruises into our waters and lurks about Clearwater Bay, grabbing unwary swimmers. A couple of weeks later, he meanders away.29 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Zapcats have boomed in popularity in Hong Kong in recent years, offering high-speed thrills for a fraction of the price of buying and mooring a speedboat.
The state-of-the-art inflatable dinghies were invented by South Africans in the 1980s for river racing, but have since drawn a following among boating enthusiasts worldwide, particularly in New Zealand and Australia.23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
If a boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money, those who really want to do it in style will be out in force at the Gold Coast Boat Show this weekend.4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
The Marine Police are urging water-sports fans and fishermen to be more aware of safety and security at sea as summer approaches.
Serious accidents and thefts were common at sea, said Joseph Li, chief inspector of police with the Marine East Division.3 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Notoriously unsafe waterways fail to dampen enthusiasm for the popular pursuit
China's wealthiest people are increasingly adding yachts to their shopping lists.
As the middle class grows, boating has become a popular pastime, along with other Western pursuits, such as skiing.31 Mar 2003 - 12:00am
I refer to Tim Hamlett's column headlined 'Recreational boating dream drifting away' (South China Morning Post, May 28).
I fully agree with Mr Hamlett. Why has Tolo Harbour not been more fully developed for recreational boating? The stumbling block, as far as I know, is that additional land and facilities for recreational boating are simply not available in Tolo Harbour.8 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
I RECENTLY failed the Hong Kong examination for Pleasure Vessel Engineer Grade II certificate and would like to comment on it. This licence is required, along with a Master Grade II licence for every pleasure boat operator in Hong Kong waters.1 Oct 1995 - 12:00am