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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

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. The clubs, which occupy some of the city's prime sites for free or a nominal rent for decades, are open only to those who can afford handsome membership fees.

27 Dec 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

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Questions

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

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