San Fernando Race

Red Kite II bid to be first to win third San Fernando race in row

Red Kite II, skippered by Anthony Root. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Anthony Root and Red Kite II will set sail today hoping to make history as they bid to become the first boat to win the San Fernando Race three times in a row, with the only other boat that could also accomplish the feat, FfreeFire, not among the 25-strong fleet for the deepwater challenge.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 4:49am

Hong Kong schoolboy Gillard relishing offshore challenge

Aymeric Gillard can fulfil a wish when he joins the crew of Shahtoosh. Photo: SMP

A promise made four years ago will come to fruition for 16-year-old Aymeric Gillard when he joins the crew aboard Shahtoosh for the San Fernando Race on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Facing down his fears

Leon Chan (left) and crew members are ready to plunge back into international waters with their new vessel Tipsy Easy, successor to the ill-fated Tipsy Frenz which sank last year. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Leon Chan Nim-leung has a new concubine and is looking forward to a "pleasurable trip" aboard her when the biennial San Fernando Race gets under way on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am