Ahoy! July/August 2012

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Magazine of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

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  • 4 July Calendar 5 At the Helm6 August Calendar32 Sailing Office33 Training34 Sailing Development36 Marine / Boatyard37 Ship Shop40 From the Galley43 Billboard46 Annual Staff Party 201148 Chinese Page 50 Flotsam and Jetsam

    10 RHKYC Spring Regatta 201116 RHKYC Taiwan Strait Race 201120 Club Rowing Championships44 Kellett Island Day

    22 Freefire at Koh Samui24 505 Worlds 201126 Reload The Ruffian Revolution

    28 Gold Coast Cup 201129 Shing Mun 1 Coastal Rowing Weekend to South Lantau

    31 Squash

    20Club Rowing

    Championships

    44

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    10

    Kellett Island Day

    RHKYC Taiwan Strait Race 2011

    RHKYC Spring Regatta 2011

    Ahoy! Editor Suzanne Rayment Proof Reader Linda Davy Ahoy! Design Michelle Shek MYND DesignAdvertising or Editorial Enquiries contact Suzanne Rayment Tel: (852) 2792 6234 Fax: (852) 2792 9046Articles for Ahoy! can be emailed to ahoy@rhkyc.org.hk or left in the Ahoy! pigeon hole at Kellett Island. The Editor reserves the right to edit articles. All opinions expressed in this publication are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the General Committee of the RHKYC. Copies of the magazine are available at Reception at a cost of $25 and to view the e-version of the magazine (and back copies) go to the RHKYC website.

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    RHKYC Spring Regatta 2011

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    MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUNJUly

    Wines and Beer of the Month

    Domaine Ventenac Chenin Colombard 2010,

    Cabards

    Domaine Ventenac Syrah 2010,

    Cabards

    Tiger Beer

    Boston Lobster P r o m o t i o n

    iN the CoMpaSS RooM

    4 to 31 July

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    Youth HKSF Level 3

    Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4

    1

    Summer Pool Party with Huge Inflatable

    J/80 Crew Training

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Level 1s and 2, Go Sailing

    Youth HKSF Level 3

    Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4 2

    J/80 Skipper Training

    Rowing Novice Course

    3Chinese Herbal Summer Recipes in the Bistro with selected itemsat Middle Island and Shelter Cove4 to 31 July

    Boston Lobster Promotionin the Compass Room4 to 31 JulyUnder 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go OptimistYouth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go SailingYouth HKSF Level 3Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4 4

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    Youth HKSF Level 3

    Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4

    5

    Kellett Island Wine Fair

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Level s1 and 2, Go Sailing

    Youth HKSF Level 3

    Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4

    6

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    Youth HKSF Level 3

    Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4

    7

    Shelter Cove Wine Fair and Club Night420 and 29er ClinicsUnder 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go OptimistYouth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go SailingYouth HKSF Level 3Adult and Youth HKSF Level 4 8

    Adult Beginners Sailing Course

    J/80 Crew Training

    9

    Adult Beginners Sailing Course

    Supervised Sailing

    J/80 Skipper Training

    Rowing HK Youth Indoor Champs

    10Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    11

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    12

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    13

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    14

    Club Night at Shelter Cove

    420 and 29er Clinics

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    Youth HKSF Levels 1 and 2, Go Sailing

    15

    Summer Pool Party with Huge Inflatable

    Adult Beginners Sailing Course

    J/80 Crew Training

    J/80 Skipper Training

    16

    Adult Beginners Sailing Course

    Supervised Sailing

    Rowing Verdant 3 Regatta

    17Introduction to Racing

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    18

    Introduction to Racing

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    19

    Introduction to Racing

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    20

    Introduction to Lasers

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    21

    Jazz, R&B and Dancing After Dark in the Bistro

    Club Night at Shelter Cove

    Introduction to Lasers

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    22

    Adult Beginners Sailing Course

    Rowing Shing Mun 3 Regatta

    23

    Supervised Sailing

    Rowing Shing Mun 3 Regatta

    24Go Sailing

    25

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    26

    Jackson Estate Wine Dinner in the Compass Room

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    27

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    28

    Club Night at Shelter Cove

    Under 9s Steps 1, 2 and 3, Go Optimist

    29

    Summer Pool Party with Huge Inflatable

    30 31

    Sunshine Series 5

    Sunshine Series 6Sunset Series 5

    Sunset Series 6

    Sunset Series 7

    Sunset Series 8

    Chinese Summer Herbal Recipes

    iN the BiStRo

    with selected items at Middle Island and Shelter Cove

    4 to 31 July

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    Commodores Message For those who attended Kellett Island Day, I am sure you and your family must have had an enjoyable time, particularly the Charity Throw-a-Sponge at GenCom. Yes, I got wet too, but seeing those happy faces everywhere reinforced my belief that this is indeed a genuinely caring Club not only to our members, but to their families as well. My thanks go to Denis Martinet and members of the Kellett Island Sub-Committee and Family Panel for organising such a wonderful event.

    I have mentioned in previous issues of Ahoy! the importance of community contributions.

    In keeping with this ethos, we again provided marine support to two dragon boat events in June, both of which I was fortunate to attend, namely the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was fantastic to see all three Club dragon boat teams make the Cup Finals at Stanley, with the Royal X-Women taking third.

    It was also my plan to strengthen our relationship with Taiwans sailing authority, the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association, by visiting them during their domestic Dapeng Bay Regatta. Unfortunately, due to the threat of a typhoon, the event was postponed. I am sure, however, that there will be other opportunities in the not-so-distant future.

    Every year, our racing season ends with many dinners the Committee Year-End BBQ, the Annual Staff Party and the various classes Prizegiving Dinners, to name just a few. While participating in many of these dinners, I can see the fun side of all those normally serious players, and the gatherings are certainly great platforms for fostering warm relationships and building team spirit. My thanks go to management, class secretaries and the organising teams for the creation of these excellent events.

    Our EGM took place last month and again I would like to thank all retiring committee members who have spent a tremendous amount of time and effort serving the Club, our members in effect all of us this past year. I welcome those newly-elected members on various committees and look forward to working with you as a team to make our Club an even better one.

    I am very happy to share with you that two of our Youth Squad sailors, Sophie Tulloch (age 12) and Clara Krantz (13) have been selected by the Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association (HKODA) to represent Hong Kong in Julys OCBC 21st IODA Asian Optimist Championship 2011. The sailors qualified for selection based on their results at the Hong Kong Optimist National Championships (December 2010), HKSF International Regatta (October 2010) and HKSF Festival of Sport Regatta (May 2010). Sailing Development Manager Richard Knight will travel to Singapore with his two protgs.

    Sophie and Clara are not the only Youth Squad sailors headed overseas this summer. Five young sailors will be competing at the RS Feva World Championship in the Netherlands in July. Aymeric Gillard (15), Ferdinand Heldman (12), and Manzoni siblings Scarlett (12), Florrie (13) and Campbell (15) will be arriving a week before the regatta for some on-site pre-regatta training with the Clubs Performance Coach, Nick Hollis. The young sailors are excited about this great opportunity to get some big fleet experience in boats that they know well.

    These trips overseas are seen as a great reward for the magnificent effort in recent years that has been put in to the Clubs youth sailing programme and I wish everyone the best of luck.

    I am also pleased to announce that the Club, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Etchells Association, will host the Etchells World Championships in November 2015. Hong Kong was selected at the International Governing Committee (IGC) meeting held on Saturday 4 June in San Diego where over 80 yachts from 11 countries were competing in the 2011 Etchells Worlds. This is very exciting news for both the Club and the fleet. We are proud to be associated with the International Etchells class, and we are well-positioned to support this event, both on and off the water.

    Vice Patrons Jimmy Farquhar, Li Fook hing, Bob Wilson Commodore ambrose LoVice Commod