Racing has commenced in the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race in Victoria Harbour.
This year’s event promises to bring some spectacular views to Hong Kong residents and visitors alike when the competing fleet departs on the 565 Nm journey to Subic Bay in the Philippines.
On 7th April 1962, three yachts from RHKYC, one from Manila and one from Japan crossed the line at the start of the first China Sea Race. The yachts were escorted over the first 100 miles of their 600 mile journey by two minesweepers of the Hong Kong Royal Naval Reserve. Since then it has continued to attract interest and, as an undisputed Asian blue-water classic, has served to draw the attention of the international yachting fraternity to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
(Image credit – Daniel Forster / Rolex. Additional information from RHKYC)