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Tides for Quarry Bay

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It was initially a bright Saturday afternoon as boats prepared to head out into Port Shelter for the first of two races in the Kowloon Cup, held over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of January . . .

 

Francis Joyon and his four crew on IDEC Sport, left Hong Kong (Shek O Rock) at four o’clock on Saturday, the 18th of January 2020 . . .

 

Racing on the second day of the Macao Cup began in 10-knot easterly winds, off Macau’s Coloane Island. At the scheduled start time of 1000, only six boats had reached the committee boat . . .

 

Simpson Marine has expanded the presence of Fairline Yachts in North and Southeast Asia. In June 2018, Simpson added the British motoryacht brand to its portfolio for Hong Kong and the Philippines, and is now spreading this partnership across Asia . . .

 

It was a crisp 23-degree sunny Sunday morning on the 5th of January 2020 when race officer Chris Pooley, commodore of the Aberdeen Boat Club . . .

 

The fifth edition of the Thailand Yacht Show is set to take place at Royal Phuket Marina from the 9th to the 12th of January 2020 during the island’s peak visitor season . . .

 

As the race management team gathered on Hebe One, there was much talk about beautiful blue skies and hardly anything said about wind . . . 3 to 4 knots . . .

 

Sunday, the 15th, dawned overcast and relatively warm for mid-December. More important, though, was the forecast Force 4-5 blowing in from the east . . .

 

A festive Christmas spirit prevailed at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club for Day 5, and finale, of the Monsoon Winter Series 2019. Out in Port Shelter on Saturday, the 14th ofDecember 2019, conditions were ideal with blue skies and an 8-knot southeasterly . . .

 

Of the 13 boats currently entered into the 30th edition of the China Sea Race, six international entries hail from as far afield as Russia, Philippines, Japan and the United States and mark the first sign-ups for this biennial blue water classic . . .

 

Picture perfect conditions welcomed 15 of the 25 registered entries for Race 6, the penultimate race day of the Hebe Haven Yacht Club’s Monsoon Winter Series 2019. Held out of Port Shelter, the breeze was better than expected at 7 knots from 110 degrees . . .

 
 

Over 200 boats turned up for the 26-nautical-mile Solaris Yachts Around the Island Race on Sunday, the 24th of November 2019 . . .

 

Varying conditions made for some challenging sailing in the 30th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta and the final day of racing on Saturday, the 23rd of November, was no exception . . .

 

There was talk on shore of more than 20 boats taking part in the afternoon’s racing. Something to look forward to but, as the first start at 1400 drew nearer, only 15 had appeared – five in the IRC division and 10 in the HKPN division . . .

 
 

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