Vietnam Race open for entries

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race and opened entry for the 10th edition of the biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. The race starts on the 19th of October 2021 and will take competitors 673 nautical miles from Hong Kong to the Asian paradise of Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Predominantly an epic downwind run in 25 to 30 knots of breeze, tropical sunshine, 30-degree water temperature, the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race should be on every sailor's bucket list along with the club’s flagship offshore, the Rolex China Sea Race.

The 2019 edition of the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race had a slew of international entries hailing from Britain, Italy, Singapore and the United States. The focal point was the battle for Multihull Line Honours between two racing trimarans – Italy’s Maserati Multi70 and Hong Kong’s SHK Scallywag/Fuku.

Meitatsu Fukumoto and Seng Huang Lee’s SHK Scallywag Fuku took the win and set a new Multihull Race Record of 30 hours, 9 minutes and 27 seconds, just under 2 hours ahead of Maserati.

The current Monohull Race Record of 41 hours, 30 minutes and 20 seconds was also set in 2019 by professionally-crewed Lucky, a US-based J/V Maxi 72 skippered by Bryon Ehrhart, beating the 2015 race record of 42 hours, 17 minutes and 24 seconds, set by Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100.

Race participant, Geoff Hill, said “I think the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race is one of the most iconic races in Asia and certainly one of the best that I do.”

The Hong Kong to Vietnam Race was first run in 1996 and then regularly since 2004. It is recognised as a qualifying race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and is the longest Category 1 offshore race in Asia.

To race or keep up with the latest news on the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race follow the links below:

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Online Entry:

Notice of Race:

Photos Guy Nowell
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