Lantau Peak

Nature's calming influence

Taking advantage of the cool weather, I abandoned my homework and went hiking with my brother recently.We ran up a steep slope. When we arrived at the top, we saw people's homes from afar. It was a marvellous scene!

Thursday, 1 November, 2007, 12:00am

Special era dawns for Lantau

Lantau bungalow operators are hoping to cash in on the millennium as revellers flock to the 934-metre Lantau Peak to watch the new century's first sunrise in Hong Kong.

Bookings have already started for Christmas and New Year, said bungalow managers near Lantau Peak, or Fung Wong Shan.

20 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Wizard takes Peaks honours

Wizard, an IMX 38 skippered by Cathy Delaney, held on to its lead to take line honours for the First Division A title in the Land Rover Aberdeen Boat Club Four Peaks Race yesterday.

Braving the coldest day and night of the year with rain, rough seas and treacherous hill running conditions to contend with, Wizard crossed the finish line first early yesterday morning.

26 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Hikers airlifted

Two women hikers were rescued by helicopter from Lantau Peak after complaining of a fever. They were part of a group caught in heavy rain.

15 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

British military to take final bow in Four Peaks endurance race

In a symbol of impending change, this weekend's 13th Aberdeen Boat Club Four Peaks Race will feature the end of an era and the beginning of another.

British Forces-owned yacht, Vengeance, skippered by Lieutenant Commander Rick Hanslip, competes for the last time in the same year in which Chinese sailors make their race debuts.

25 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Horton's songsters hit right note in Peaks race

THE leading boats in the TAG Heuer Four Peaks Race are expected to cross the finish line early this morning at Round Island, with Mark Horton's Sky Song showing the way late last night, according to organisers.

28 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Locke out to conquer Peaks

VIC Locke will have a new boat and a new crew as he attempts to add yet another TAG Heuer Four Peaks Race title to his collection over the weekend.

Locke has had several successes on Bugis over the years. But he sold the sloop nine months ago and is hoping to start a new era of success in the demanding race with his eight-strong crew on Banner 41 Intrigue.

27 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Chinese crew set to scale heights

THE annual TAG Heuer Four Peaks race, which sets sail this morning from Shek O, will for the first time feature an all-Chinese crew.

Dr Y. K. Szeto will lead his all-Chinese crew on Tipsy Too against 20 of the top boats on the 90 nautical miles journey that also requires competitors to scale four of Hong Kong's most famous peaks.

25 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Locke has key to Peaks contest

VIC Locke and his crew aboard his Holland 40, Bugis, bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of line honours victories in the annual Fragrant Harbour-Aberdeen Boat Club 4 Peaks Race this weekend, Hongkong's ultimate test of seamanship and athletic prowess.

30 Jan 1993 - 12:00am