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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023

by RHKYC Media 15 Feb 2023 01:20 GMT 14 to 19 February
Opening Ceremony. Hong Kong Raceweek 2019 © RHKYC / Guy Nowell

236 sailors will take to the water to compete at Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023, incorporating the Inaugural 2023 29er Asian Championship this week in Hong Kong. 12 countries and regions will be represented including Australia, Belgium, Chinese Taipei, Greece, Hong Kong (China), Japan, Macau (China), Mainland China, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. Racing takes place 16-19 February, four days of fierce competition from this talented group of sailors from Asia and beyond is expected.

Co-organised by Hong Kong Sailing Federation and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, and for the 2023 29er Asian Championship, the international 29er Class Association, racing will be conducted from Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island water sports training centre on the south side of Hong Kong.

Raced in 10 classes over three racecourses, the regatta is held on Hong Kong’s renowned world class racetracks, which have previously been host to the 2018 29er World Championship, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race # Leg 4 Stopover, the 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceania Championship and the 2015 Etchells World Championship.

Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week Chairman, Peter Davies commented that “we are looking forward to seeing some of the best racing in Asia in 2023. It is a great relief that the Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week is finally running again after a gap of three years. Relief because in practical terms, all the border restrictions have finally been removed - in all directions too. Relief because without this kind of major international youth sports event, we cannot expect to inspire the next generation of potential Olympians. While Hong Kong may have just had a very successful Olympics, at the base of the sports pyramid there is now three years of youth sailors who have never experienced an event of this scale or have competed against international competition. So, I am relieved that we don’t have to wait any longer, and can now start the process of rebuilding the base of our sports pyramid.” To keep up with the latest news follow the links below: • The official website is at • Facebook: @hongkongraceweek • Instagram: @hongkongraceweek • Twitter: @hkraceweek

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