Unlike more traditional ‘fleet racing’ sailing events, match racing involves two boats in a highly tactical head-to-head competition, with this year’s 1O1O Match Racing series staged in full view of the public in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. The 1O1O Match Racing Series will also include the National Match Racing Championship and an International Match Racing Regatta, organised annually in May by RHKYC. Recently, the 2012 International Match Racing Regatta featured eight teams, with Sweden, led by skipper Peter Backe, emerging victorious after two days of fiercely competitive match racing.
1O1O will engage the competitors and its customers with regular updates and features from the 1O1O Match Racing Series and will undoubtedly Make “YES!” Happen on land and sea with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
“Match Racing continues to grow in interest and participation at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and 1O1O is an exciting new partner for this Series” says RHKYC General Manager, Mark Bovaird. “1O1O has a strong commitment to service excellence and innovation; two traits that align perfectly with the Club and which will no doubt contribute to the further growth and success of sailing, and in particular its exciting Match Racing format, in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour.”
”1O1O is thrilled to be title sponsor of the 1O1O Match Racing Series,” said Mark Liversidge, Chief Marketing Officer and spokesperson for 1O1O.
“Joining our existing challenges – 1O1O Million Challenge and 1O1O Golf Challenge - the Match Racing series sees one skipper challenge another to a head to head battle, until one emerges triumphant. The challenge of taking on opponents to make your way up the ladder until you’re number one reflects our philosophy to empower people to strive to achieve their dreams and be the best they can be. We are glad to be able to share this spirit and excitement with our customers over the course of the series.”
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About Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong and is proud of its rich, colourful history, which stretches back over 160 years of social and competitive sailing and rowing. RHKYC organises a full calendar of local and international racing for both keel boats and dinghies, ranging from round-the-cans to Category 1 offshore races. The Club also provides sailing courses for members and non-members at various levels to nurture the development of sailing. For more information on the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club please visit www.rhkyc.org.hk.