RHKYC-trained Rowers Shine at Hong Kong National Schools Regatta

The second annual Hong Kong National Schools Regatta hosted by the Hong Kong China Rowing Association was today held on the Shing Mun River.
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CAUSEWAY BAY, Hong Kong - Dec. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- This year was the first time the event was supported and endorsed by the Hong Kong Secondary Sports Federation leading to a four-fold increase in schools entered – 59 in all which saw 291 rowers competing in 40 races comprising heats and finals.

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has been coaching 13 of the 59 competing schools over the past term. Some of the athletes are new to the sport and today was their first experience of competitive rowing.

Coach Hannah Dalkin expressed her delighted at how well all the rowers performed, "It was wonderful to see so many new athletes enjoying the regatta environment, there was so much competitiveness between all the schools and some very exciting races."

Kellett School had eight crews entered into today’s event and their haul of one gold, one silver and one bronze, placed them second overall in the medal table; an excellent achievement.

Other wins for schools trained by the Club included:-

South Island School – one gold, two silver

Island School – one gold, one bronze

West Island School – two silver

Harrow School – three bronze

German Swiss International School – two bronze

Li Po Chun United World College – one bronze

Chinese International School – one bronze

The Club is looking forward to the Hong Kong National Schools Regatta growing year on year with more and more local and international school offering rowing as one of their sports.

RHKYC’s Rowing and Paddle Sports Manager said “having this event adopted by HKSSF paves the way for rowing very easily becoming a mainstream sport for Hong Kong’s secondary students.  This is fantastic news and the Club has been has been providing boats, training space, and top level coaching to an increasing number of schools in Hong Kong.”

A final congratulations to all today's competitors.

Koko Mueller
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