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Sunday, 28 September, 2008, 12:00am

Ffree Fire 52 on course for record

Sam Chan's Ffree Fire 52 continued to charge ahead of the rest of the fleet on the second day of the San Fernando Race to the Philippnes yesterday.

7 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Chan makes the most of race delay

Ffree Fire 52 skipper Sam Chan took advantage of a delay to the start of the San Fernando Race yesterday to effect some last-minute repairs before setting off with the rest of the fleet from Shek O to the Philippines.

The start was switched from Victoria Harbour to Shek O and delayed from noon to 1.45pm to take advantage of a 10-knot breeze southeast of Hong Kong Island.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

San Fernando Race veteran eyes his own record

When racing to the finishing line, it helps to know where it is.

In Sam Chan's first yacht race, in Victoria Harbour, he was unaware he and his partner had triumphed, because he didn't know what the finishing line looked like. It was the buoy with the flag behind them.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hongkongers home and away

There are no official figures showing how integration with the mainland is affecting the Hong Kong housing market, but these stories tell of the new cross-border phenomenon.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

HK's Chan aims to go one better

Hong Kong's top sailor Sam Chan is confident of winning the Skandia Cowes Week's Flying Fifteen title in Britain, starting tomorrow.

Taking place in the Solent waters off Cowes, the eight-day Cowes Week is the largest and oldest sailing regatta in the world.

It has attracted about 8,000 sailors and 1,000 yachts.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Skandia sets early pace

Grant Wharington's Skandia took the early lead in the VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, which started without incident yesterday at Hong Kong Harbour.

The winner of last year's Sydney to Hobart race dashed straight into the lead in the early going, chased by a pack which included race record-holder Ffree Fire with Sam Chan at the helm.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Skandia tipped for honours

Recent performances make Grant Wharington's Skandia the strong choice to grab line honours in the VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race starting today.

26 Oct 2004 - 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

Chan's Ffree Fire blows hot to grab twin honours

Sam Chan's Ffree Fire completed a handicap and line-honours double after the provisional results of the San Fernando Race were released yesterday.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am