Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Striking a balance in harbour project

Victoria Harbour has been reclaimed for property development and various infrastructural purposes. Photo: Xinhua

The Society for Protection of the Harbour thanks Commodore Joachim Isler, of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, for his letter ("Yacht club's minor works on harbour serve public need", December 10) voicing his support for our work to protect the harbour.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 3:52am 1 comment

Yacht club's reclamation serves public need

I refer to Winston Chu Ka-sun's letter ("Concern over yacht club's plan for harbour reclamation", December 3).

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is a staunch supporter of the Society for the Protection of the Harbour [of which Mr Chu is an adviser] and its work, as well as other bodies relating to the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

Yacht village may not be suitable

The proposed yacht race village will take up a substantial portion of the harbour. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The Hong Kong public should be alarmed by the report ("Watchdog backs yacht race village", November 26) on the proposed "reclamation for a permanent breakwater of about 470 square metres" at the Wan Chai harbourfront put forward by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am 1 comment

MALL wonders

First, one serviced apartment opened in Causeway Bay, then another. It seemed as if they might be breeding of their own accord. Names such as Shama, V and Como Como started cropping up regularly in conversations, providing instant social credibility for well-to-do and savvy residents.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Race crew escape from sinking yacht

A skipper told yesterday how he and his crew dramatically escaped from their sinking boat during the Taiwan Strait Race, organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Leon Chan and his 10 crew were plucked to safety after floating on two life rafts for about 90 minutes in the early hours of Sunday.

'Everybody was calm,' he said. They all knew what they had to do.'

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

11 crew rescued after yacht sinks during race

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Setting sails for Hong Kong

This is going to be a busy summer for young sailors at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The club is sending two teams from 'The Sharks', their youth team, to two major sailing competitions.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Young sailors rule the waves

South Island School and Hong Kong Sea School claimed top honours at the 2011 Inter-school Sailing Festival held over the weekend. More than 140 students took part in the competition which was divided into two categories - Feva and Q'Ba.

Young sailors competed in more than 200 heats off the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club to decide the top four teams in each division.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Creativity sails to victory

The winners of the Skandia and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club special competition for Young Post readers have been selected. Our congratulations go to Alexander Chuk Chee-yang and Sharon Yu, who will start their sailing journeys with Skandia Youth Sail Training beginners' courses valued at HK$4,070 each.

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Out on the open sea

Sail away with great prizes from Skandia and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

With no engine, no exhaust fumes, your boat skimming across the waves powered only by the wind, the tide and your skilful handling, there's nothing better on a hot day than getting out of the smoky city and onto the open water.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

A sailing contest ... with prizes to blow you away

With no engine, no exhaust fumes, your boat skimming across the waves powered only by the wind, the tide and your skilful handling, there's nothing better on a hot day than getting out of the smoky city and onto the open water.

Now you can try your hand at sailing () - and get expert coaching - for free!

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Sail training raises trust and team spirit

When Royal Skandia Life Assurance decided to introduce a team-building programme for its staff in Hong Kong, it didn't take long to settle on a suitable activity.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Tea and togetherness

Judi Ellis smiles as she surveys The Helena May's dining hall. The refreshments are much the same: pots with tea and pastries and sandwiches served on old-fashioned three-tiered stands. But the guests include a number of Asian faces, a marked change from the past when members were almost exclusively expatriates.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Smooth sailing for charity racers

Annual 24-hour dinghy event raises HK$800,000

An annual charity event helped students to show off their sailing skills.

Organised by the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, the fifth 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race was held over the weekend. The event is the only one of its kind in Asia, and just one of four worldwide.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Keelboats converge for season start

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will mark the opening of its season today with the gathering of 80 keelboats for the Long Beach Autumn Regatta in Victoria Harbour. 'It's the big opening where everyone's back from the summer and all the boats converge on the harbour,' said Warwick Downes, Rear Commodore (Sailing) at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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