PRLog - March 2, 2014 - CAUSEWAY BAY, Hong Kong -- Often referred as sailing’s version of the (Hong Kong) Rugby Sevens, with sailors dressing up in outrageous fancy dress, the GREAT Nations’ Cup will feature boats representing more than 18 nations in a pursuit race in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and Eastern Approaches on Saturday 8 March.
Princess 32M Class
Sailors will race for the Vic Locke Memorial Trophy and the right to display their national flag in the Club’s Main Bar.
A Princess 32M Class vessel will be moored in Victoria Harbour as part of a Black Tie Gala Dinner to be held on Friday 7 March.
"Princess Yachts are honoured to be one of the main sponsors of the Great Nations’ Cup 2014 and we wish all entrants in the race the very best of luck!" said Sean Stratton, General Manager, Asia Pacific Region, Princess Yachts International.
Torrey Dorsey, Corporate & International Partnerships Manager at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club said, “Princess Yachts is a very welcome addition to the list of sponsors and supporters of the GREAT Nations’ Cup 2014. Not only does Princess represent quality British craftsmanship and design, but their commitment to excellence is also consistent with our Club ambitions. This partnership is sure to be a success for Princess Yachts, the Club and all of the invited guests that get the opportunity to view this magnificent boat on display during the Gala Dinner.”
About Princess Yachts
Plymouth-based Princess Yachts epitomises the best of British manufacture, from its quality craftsmanship, and design and engineering pedigree, to the refined elegant and luxury interior styling of its craft. The result blends cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to set new standards in performance, evident across the Princess range of sophisticated motor yachts, classic flybridge craft, dynamic V Class sporting yachts, new sportbridge yachts and M Class - the ultimate Princess. The Princess reputation for design, engineering and manufacturing excellence has earned the company global appeal and established it as a truly international brand.
Princess Yachts International was acquired in 2008 by L Capital 2 FCPR, an investment group sponsored by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and Groupe Arnault.
Princess Yachts South China are one the company’s key international distributors with a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the Princess product range.
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 provides sailing courses for members and non-members at various levels to nurture the development of sailing. For details, please visit www.rhkyc.org.hk
About the GREAT Campaign
The GREAT Britain campaign is the British Government’s most ambitious international marketing campaign ever and showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK. The campaign is currently active in over 134 countries, celebrating the many facets of the UK including business, creativity, sport, culture and food.
The GREAT Week Hong Kong takes place from 7-13 March 2014, providing an opportunity for emerging young companies from the UK to build new relationships with Hong Kong and Macau, demonstrating the very best that the country has to offer.