PRLog - April 7, 2014 - CAUSEWAY BAY, Hong Kong -- Sailors, sponsors, Members and invited guests will gather on the Main Lawn at the Club to celebrate this blue water classic, which will take the sailors from the start line in Victoria Harbour on 16 April to Subic Bay in the Philippines. The current race record is held by Karl Kwok on the Open 60, Beau Geste in a time of 47 hours, 43 minutes and 07 seconds and was set in the year 2000.
photo: RHKYC / Guy Nowell
The sailors are currently tying up the loose ends of the Category 1 Offshore scrutineering process, finalizing their crews and making sure they have satisfied the requirements for practice drills and safety training. In spite of the ever more rigorous safety requirements for offshore racing, this year’s entry list is 34-strong, up from 26 boats in 2012 and exceeding 30 boats for the first time since the millennium edition.
Peroni adds this major offshore yacht race to its sailing pedigree as the brand was also the Official Beer for the 2013 America’s Cup.
About Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Peroni Nastro Azzurro is Italy’s number one premium beer and a leading brand in SABMiller's extensive portfolio. Enjoyed across six continents, it is a unique blend of three-quarters malted barley and one-quarter Italian maize, which includes the trademark Nostrano dell’Isola maize from Northern Italy. Brewed in Italy to the original recipe since 1963, Peroni Nastro Azzurro launched in Hong Kong in 2008 and is available at selected locations across the city. For more information, please visit www.peroniitaly.com or www.facebook.com/
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