All fished out but hungry for more

After a run-in with North Koreans in May, Sun Caihui, the owner of a trawler business in Dalian, in Liaoning province, wanted rid of his four boats. Now, emboldened by his nation's government, he has changed his mind.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:43pm

Getting on board with a different style of living

News that the two of us were moving onto a boat elicited a range of responses: 'Won't you get seasick?' 'Why would you want to?' 'Where will you put all your stuff?' 'I'm so jealous!'

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cost of floating

There are three marinas in Hong Kong where liveaboards can berth: Discovery Bay, the Gold Coast and Aberdeen. There are no more berths available at Discovery Bay - to buy a berth (with debenture) you need to acquire a current liveaboard. Club membership costs extra (HK$900 a month for a family).

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ferry crash at cheung chau leaves 76 hurt

A ferry crashed into a concrete mooring pillar in Cheung Chau typhoon shelter yesterday, injuring 76 people.

The vessel, operated by New World First Ferry, was seriously damaged and was left with a large hole in its bow.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Catamaran comes with the home

When you party in the Caribbean, don't you just have to have a luxury yacht outside your door? Cove Spring House on Barbados is not for sale, but Nick Guezen, of Luxury Retreats, says it's been discussed and if it were on the market it would be listed in excess of US$70 million.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Welcome to extreme sailing

Nick Maloney knows a few things about thrill seeking. So when he talks, it pays to listen.

As a sailor at least, the Australian 41-year-old has pretty much seen and done it all, from crewing in the America's Cup to circumnavigating the globe three times.

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

'Formula One of Sailing' hits harbour

The promotional material has been heralding the Extreme Sailing Series Asia as the 'Formula One of Sailing' but Tan Wearn Haw paints a different picture.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Hobie Club Open Day

Hong Kong Hobie Club Open Day

The club is hosting an open day for novice and expert sailors of all ages. It will be a day out on the beach with a barbecue and a chance to sail on the catamarans. Sat, 1pm-5pm, To Tei Wan Beach, Tai Tam, free. Inquiries:

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Trawler haven is hell for the crews

Night falls suddenly in the Ships' Graveyard, a haven for illegal fishing boats about 150km from the African coastline of Sierra Leone.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Asia experience one of a kind for MacArthur

Yachting great Ellen MacArthur has met many challenges in her 29 years, but sailing off the eastern coast of China is nothing short of Russian roulette, she said - 'like playing a video game in which you have only one life'.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

106 hurt in 2 fog-bound sea crashes

A total of 106 people were injured in two separate collisions in Hong Kong waters within an hour yesterday morning, as thick fog cut visibility to as little as 100 metres.

In the worst accident, 104 people were injured, two seriously, when a mainland-bound high-speed catamaran and a cargo boat collided off Tsing Yi at 8.10am.

18 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Boat crews held after harbour cable stolen

Twelve people on board three fishing boats were arrested by marine police early yesterday for allegedly pulling up 275 metres of communication cable from the bottom of Victoria Harbour.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Shing out for Hobie honours

Hong Kong: Former Yachtsman of the Year Tong Shing will spearhead the Hong Kong challenge at the eighth Hard Rock Cat Hobie Asian Classic which gets under way in Cheung Chau today.

1 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Breathtaking victory takes Atmosphere to new record

Benoit Lesaffre's Atmosphere grabbed line honours in the San Fernando Race with a record-breaking sail that eclipsed Lawrie Smith's decade-old mark of two days, two hours and two minutes.

The 50-foot catamaran Atmosphere set a new standard of two days, one hour and 52 minutes after enduring a tense last few hours with Sam Chan's Ffree Fire.

15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Boat worker dies following accident

Updated at 4.09pm: A mainland-born worker has died following an accident on a boat off Po Toi island, police said on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old man, surnamed Choi, worked on a 24-metre-long fishing boat owned by a local fisherman, surnamed Po.

9 Jan 2001 - 12:00am