Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2019

Notice of Race Released and Entry Open

Second to none downwind blast, tropical, sunshine, 30-degree water temperature and 20 to 30 knot breeze, the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race should be on every sailor's bucket list.

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race and opened entry for the 9th edition of the biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. The race starts on 16 October 2019 and will take competitors on a 673nm epic downwind ride from Hong Kong to the Asian paradise of Nha Trang, Vietnam.

The 2017 edition of the Race had a slew of international entries with boats hailing from Great Britain, Italy, China, Russia, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  That Race was won by Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino with the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner Phillip Turner’s and Duncan Hine’s Reichel / Pugh 66 Alive from Australiataking Line Honours.

Mascalzone Latino
skipper Vincenzo Onorato loved his first Hong Kong to Vietnam Race and on arrival into Nha Trang said, “It was amazing because we did the race in 53h 26m 31s and we did around 770nm actual distance sailed - unbelievable!  The biggest high - we had a top speed of 30kts; unbelievable.”

Even with the ideal conditions in the last edition, the 2015 race record still stands at an impressive 42h 17m 24s and was set by legendary yachtsman Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100 shortly before his retirement from his yachting career which spanned more than 55 years.

The Hong Kong to Vietnam Race is recognised as a qualifying race for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/rhkycCCRW/
Event website: https://www.chinacoastraceweek.com/
Online Entry: https://topyacht.com.au/db/kb/1059
Notice of Race: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d0b0c6_7971cea4a1ce44cab546a034091d2c25.pdf

LINE HONOURS

YEAR

BOAT

OWNER / SKIPPER

COUNTRY

2017

ALIVE

PHILLIP TURNER / DUNCAN HINE

AUSTRALIA

2015

RAGAMUFFIN 100

SYD FISCHER

AUSTRALIA

2013

RAGAMUFFIN 90

SYD FISCHER

AUSTRALIA

2011

AUDI ULTRA

LUDDE INGVALL/ CREEVEY-ZILLIACUS-INGVALL

SINGAPORE

2008

HI FI

NEIL PRYDE

HONG KONG

2006

ATMOSPHERE

BENOIT LESAFFRE

HONG KONG

2004

SKANDIA

GRANT WHARINGTON

AUSTRALIA

1996

ORION EXPRESS

ELLIAN PERCH

HONG KONG


WINNERS ON CORRECTED TIME


YEAR

BOAT

OWNER / SKIPPER

COUNTRY

2017

MASCALZONE LATINO

VINCENZO ONORATO

ITALY

2015

ALIVE

PHILLIP TURNER / DUNCAN HINE

AUSTRALIA

2013

LUCKY

BRYON EHRHART

USA

2011

HI FI

NEIL PRYDE

HONG KONG

2008

HI FI

NEIL PRYDE

HONG KONG

2006

ISLAND FLING

PAUL WINKELMANN

GREAT BRITAIN

2004

SKANDIA

GRANT WHARINGTON

AUSTRALIA

1996

WIZARD THE SEQUEL

STEVE ELLIS

HONG KONG


RACE RECORDS


YEAR

BOAT

OWNER / SKIPPER

COUNTRY

ELAPSED

 

MONOHULL

 

 

 

2015

RAGAMUFFIN 100

SYDNEY FISCHER

AUSTRALIA

42:17:24

2013

RAGAMUFFIN 90

SYDNEY FISCHER

AUSTRALIA

42:41:20

2004

SKANDIA

GRANT WHARINGTON

AUSTRALIA

42:45:41

1996

ORION EXPRESS

ELLIAN PERCH

HONG KONG

72:25:16

 

MULTIHULL

 

 

 

2006

ATMOSPHERE

BENOIT LESAFFRE

HONG KONG

47:40:25

 

 

For media enquiries:

Koko Mueller
Head of PR & Communications
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Tel.: +852 2239 0342 / +852 9488 7497
Fax: +852 2838 5738  +852 2572 5399
email: koko.mueller@rhkyc.org.hk

Janice Lam
PR & Communications Manager
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Tel.: +852 2239 0342 / +852 9488 7497
Fax: +852 2838 5738  +852 2572 5399
email: janice.lam@rhkyc.org.hk

 

For race enquiries:

Ailsa Angus
Sailing Manager
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Tel.: +852 2239 0395
Fax: +852 2239 0364
email: ailsa.angus@rhkyc.org.hk

 

Naomi Walgren
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Assistant Manager - Sailing and Promotion
Tel.: +852 2239 0391
Fax: +852 2239 0364
email: naomi.walgren@rhkyc.org.hk

About Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is one of the oldest and largest sports clubs in Hong Kong, with a rich, colourful history that spans 170 years of community and competitive sailing and rowing. The RHKYC provides training programmes for practitioners of all abilities and ages -- both members and non-members -- to nurture their development, produce elite athletes capable of competing at the highest levels, and contribute to the growth and popularity of these great pastimes. The Club also organises a full calendar of high-profile local and international race events, helping place Hong Kong firmly on the global sporting map.

 
   
 
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