Yacht Club

Time to get it right on private clubs

Private clubs in Hong Kong are a peculiar reminder of the privileges enjoyed by the well-to-do in the colonial era.

Tuesday, 27 December, 2011, 12:00am

Private clubs say open-door policy will force change

Private clubs which will have to throw open their doors to the public under proposed changes to their lease are seeking answers from the government as to how the move will affect their day-to-day operations.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

It's a breeze for young sailors

Students steer way around Middle Island during inter-school competition

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's (RHKYC) dinghy sailing centre at its Middle Island Clubhouse was packed with youngsters eager to take part in the sixth Bowne Inter-Schools Sailing Festival over the weekend.

31 Jan 2008 - 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

Parents of drowned boy sue yacht club

Negligence alleged after dinghy capsize

The parents of an 11-year-old boy who drowned after a dinghy capsized during a water sports class are seeking compensation from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am



I want to learn to sail

Alan has decided that he would like to learn how to sail. He has heard that lessons are very expensive. He calls Moon Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung to get some information. Listen to his conversation with the club secretary and then answer the questions.

Part 1

Circle the correct answer for each question

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Yacht club cancels event over death

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is continuing to cancel all training events for young sailors as a 'mark of respect' to the family of an 11-year-old boy who died on one of its courses this summer. The club has cancelled its annual opening event, the Water Olympics, which was due to be held on Sunday.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Negligence a possibility in drowning

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has launched an internal inquiry into the drowning of an 11-year-old boy on Thursday and extended the suspension of sailing courses at Stanley.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Stunned members saddened by loss of cherished stalwart

Members and staff at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club yesterday expressed shock and sadness over the death of marine manager Judy Nip.

A mother of nine-year-old twin boys, Nip joined the club 20 years ago as a junior staff member.

She also served on the Marine Department's Advisory Committee on Boating and Yachting.

18 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Strange priorities

I previously viewed prestige clubs such as the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club as being for the use of wealthy expats. But I was flabbergasted to learn that the rent charged by the Government for the yacht club site is roughly equivalent to that charged for a 1,100-square-foot flat on Conduit Rd.

1 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Department shows antiquated attitude

I find it hard to understand the cold and uninterested attitude of the Antiquities and Monuments Office over the exciting discovery of an ancient seawall at Penny's Bay. Their response was that there would be no further underwater searches again unless there is concrete evidence. I wonder what further concrete evidence they need to act on.

25 May 2000 - 12:00am

Gratuitously insulting remark

David Chu points out in his letter to these columns of May 10 that he is not impressed by the 'important personages' I have consulted in connection with dropping the Yacht Club's 'Royal' title.

Well, I was not trying to impress him, but merely to point out that not everyone necessarily agrees with him.

16 May 1996 - 12:00am

Equal treatment for all private clubs in SAR

I wish to tell Commodore Tony Scott of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club that I am not impressed by the important personages from the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference he refers to in his letter, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on May 6.

10 May 1996 - 12:00am

Top marinas on horizon

PHUKET is set to join the 'global village' of yachting havens with a world-class marina.

An 81-hectare complex with luxury condominiums called The Yacht Haven is being built at Phang Nga Bay, a protected inlet on the north-eastern corner of Thailand's premier holiday island.

5 Dec 1995 - 12:00am