Dragon Hong Kong Championship - 24 and 25 November 2012

With the strong support of Central Oceans, Links International, Northrop & Johnson and SLAM, RHKYC will be hosting the 2012-2013 Dragon Hong Kong Championship on 24/25 November with 7 races to take place in East Lamma, south of HK Island.
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Oct. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- A new record in participation is likely to be set with 20 Dragons already registered including one new Petticrows boat specially shipped from the United Kingdom to participate. The Hong Kong Dragon sailors will be joined this year by a number of international sailors flying to Asia including Tim Tavinor, current Dragon World Champion, Theis Palm, North Sail Dragon specialist and Olympic sailor for Denmark and others from Hamburg, Munich, Copenhagen and Cowes. The championship will also have the opportunity to see an all-female team with HKG26 helmed by Karina Trebbien gearing up to give the fleet a hard time!

Prizes will be presented after sailing on Sunday 25 November at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island clubhouse to the winners of the overall championship and of the Corinthian division (boats with no professional sailors on board) while the Hong Kong champion title will be given to the first Hong Kong helm. The prize giving ceremony will then be followed by a dinner with Dragon sailors, families and sponsors.

A professional photographer and a cameraman will be covering the event and each boat racing will be recorded using a GPS tracker. TackTracker replay will be available on the event webpage together with the results.

Best of luck to the sailing teams, volunteers and race committee members for what should be a fun and competitive event for this one-design Dragon class very dynamic both globally and in Hong Kong!

For more information, please go to http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/DragonClassChamps2012.aspx or contact us on dragon@rhkyc.org.hk

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.

About the Hong Kong Dragon Association

Hong Kong Dragons race or sail every weekend of the year.  Based at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Shelter Cove, the fleet currently counts 21 Dragons which are racing all year long on Saturday afternoon or Sunday (all day). The fleet is growing fast with 3 new boats having joined the fleet in the past three years.

Besides club racing, the Hong Kong Dragons participate in two interports. The Asia Pacific interport is with the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and Kansai Yacht Club and the European interport is with Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal Danish Yacht club and Arcachon Yacht Club. The next European interport will take place in Hong Kong in January 2013 and will be hosted by Prince Henrik of Denmark and Lowell Chang of Hong Kong.

In addition, members of the Hong Dragon Association participate every year in Dragon regattas around the world (see www.intdragon.net) where they can race against top sailors in very large fleets (70-100 boats) which reflect the strong dynamism and attractiveness of this unique competitive and elegant Dragon class.
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