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Spinnaker

Fluke ready to turn things around

He hardly boasts an imposing winning record, but the Peter Ho Leung-trained Fluke will get his chance to show his only victory wasn't just that in today's Hong Kong Country Club Challenge Cup (1,800m) at Happy Valley.

Thursday, 23 September, 2010, 12:00am

Whyte has the ammo to gun down rivals

Douglas Whyte looks set to take the ascendancy in today's Sha Tin Jockey Challenge with a bumper card of 10 rides, which can easily rack up the required points for him to win as $1.75 favourite.

Whyte has won two races from four meetings but, with his wing man John Size chiming in with greater support this time, the Durban Demon could well double that tally by this evening.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Learn the ropes for boatloads of fun

Surrounded by water, great scenery, good summer weather and more importantly good winds, Hong Kong is the ideal place to get in to the sport of sailing. In a city where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly important, sailing offers a chance to take part in a fun, exhilarating and fast sport which has virtually no negative impact on our natural surroundings.

12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

In-form Size has his yard ready to fire on all cylinders

John Size's team is showing no signs of slowing down late in the season and the premiership-leading trainer presented a number of quality barrier trial runners at Sha Tin yesterday.

Suspended jockey Douglas Whyte hasn't slackened in his workload either, guiding most of the Size-trained runners in the hope of still being able to peg back Brett Prebble in the jockeys' title.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

TT finale looks a breeze for Spinnaker

The combination of maturity and a step up in distance has brought out the best in Spinnaker and he will take a power of beating in the final leg of Sunday's Triple Trio, which is estimated to top HK$6 million.

29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Packing Friend ready to salute judge

Trainer Peter Ho Leung's Packing Friend came close to greeting the judge on New Year's Day and looks poised to finally crack it in the middle leg of tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin, which has an estimated top prize of HK$4 million.

15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Size lays down the gauntlet to rivals

If there were still any doubts about the big hand five-time championship winner John Size will play in the trainers' title race this season, he erased them yesterday with his fourth treble in five meetings to move within shooting range of the lead.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Dream Team awaken from their slumber

While many have been quick to write off the Dream Team of Douglas Whyte and trainer John Size in their respective championships after just a quarter of the season, they might look back in July and see that Brave Kid's win on Sunday was the turning point in the game.

2 Dec 2009 - 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

Fleet transforms harbour into a sea of colour

The China Sea Race got off to a clean start in light winds yesterday, with most of the fleet some 40 to 50 nautical miles offshore by dinnertime.

Yachts put up their spinnakers as they pulled away from the start line, adding a dash of colour to a smoggy Victoria harbour.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Shing and Lee strengthen their grip on Asian Classic

Home team Tong Shing and Evergreen Lee, aboard Blue Fin, continued their domination in the Hobie Asian Classic as they consolidated their overall lead, winning four races in testing conditions in which Hobie 16s excelled yesterday off Tai Tam. The Hobie 16s dominated proceedings and now hold the first five places in the overall championship.

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Wet 'n' wild

A racing yacht isn't the place to be if you don't know your spinnaker from your mainsail ... as the crew of the 15-metre cruiser Kiboko would tell you. The salty old sea dogs, pictured here with skipper Peter Churchouse at the helm, came home first in their class, and seventh overall, in the recent Round the Island race ...

26 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Wizard the Sequel holds off challenge in final appearance

A record 48 yachts, many first-time entries, made the start for the first race of the Fragrant Harbour Typhoon Series.

Organised by the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, two island courses were set off Port Shelter for the three divisions competing.

2 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Classy showing by Millennium

FRANK Pong's radical new racer, Millennium, took little time to reveal her potential in her debut showing yesterday in the shakedown event before the March 31 China Sea Race.

As expected Millennium, a Castro-designed Whitbread-40, was locked in a tight battle with Henry Thorton's ultra-quick J44, J-Hawk, which was also making its race debut in Hong Kong waters.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am