Hong Kong's top sailor Sam Chan is confident of winning the Skandia Cowes Week's Flying Fifteen title in Britain, starting tomorrow. Taking place in the Solent waters off Cowes, the eight-day Cowes Week is the largest and oldest sailing regatta in the world. It has attracted about 8,000 sailors and 1,000 yachts. Chan has more than 20 years sailing experience and was ranked number one in the SAR last year. He finished second in the Flying Fifteen class three years ago. 'I will compete in the same class and I hope my results can be as good as, or better than, the one I had last time,' Chan said. Ranging from high-tech racing machines to classic day boats, the regatta is split into 40 classes. There will be 13 boats competing in Flying Fifteen. Chan, who will partner Nic Atkinson, said he would use a 'sail-as-quick-as-possible' strategy, hoping to be the fastest one crossing the finishing line. Chan believes British sailors will have the home advantage but said he is fit and ready for the challenge. 'I am always fit for competitions,' said Chan, who just recovered from a cold. 'I'm relaxed and have no pressure. I have confidence [in myself].' Instead of using his award-winning boat Ffree Fire, Chan will use a new white-coloured boat named F10 that was built last year. 'I've sailed on this yacht only once [in New Zealand] and it wasn't very smooth. I guess I will need to tune and adjust the yacht in the first two days of the racing,' Chan said. 'Hopefully that won't affect my performance.'