Yacht Racing

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities

A harbour watchdog has backed a proposal to make room on the harbourfront for an international yacht race village and a permanent site for the Maritime Museum in Causeway Bay.

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 4:23am

Sport Digest, November 12, 2012

A disconsolate Marc Guillemot after his exit. Photo: AP

Guillemot forced out of Vendee yacht race

12 Nov 2012 - 6:25am

World's largest single-start sailing race

More than 1,700 yachts took part in the 44th Barcolana regatta, the largest single-start sailing race in the world, in Trieste in northern Italy.

16 Oct 2012 - 10:31am

Splashing in

The sailors are a bit of an oddity, even as the stars of the show. Their tanned, weather-beaten faces contrast with those of the pale, wealthy women strolling the docks, parasols in hand. Their shouted conversations are in French, Spanish, Italian and English, standing out from the Putonghua spoken all around them.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shows & Events

There are plenty of yachting events for both dreamers and doers. Choose from these boat shows, where the latest floating toys are on display, or gear up for a yacht race where you can pit your newest purchase against the competition.

SHOWS

China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, April 14-17

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Racing against the elements

Charles Dickens said the wind can sound like a distant giant whistling for his dog. On a small sailing vessel in the midst of a vast empty ocean, with the winds blasting through the rigging at more than 50 knots, giants no longer whistle - they shriek.

21 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Autumn Regatta kicks off new season

A spectacular sight is expected in Victoria Harbour this afternoon as a flotilla of yachts takes to the water for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's season-opening Autumn Regatta. Three races are scheduled - one this afternoon and two tomorrow - with sunny skies expected and some stiff competition from a large number of class boats.

16 Sep 2000 - 12:00am