Congratulations to Foof for winning both the Flying Fifteen Nationals and the Worlds.
Congratulations also to the winners for both the Lipton Trophy and the Tommy Bahama Around Middle Island Race held on 9 November, and the Tommy Bahama Around the Island Race, on 10 November. It is particularily pleasing to see young sailors do so well in the ‘main’ event!
At the Annual General Meeting I awarded the Tom Larmour Young Sailor of the Year Award jointly to Calum Gregor and Scarlett Manzoni, and the Tom Larmour Most Promising Young Sailor of the Year Award to Julian Fung. My congratulations go to all three.
We were very proud to host the 8th ICOYC Commodores’ Forum over the week of 11 to 15 November. This was one of the largest forums, with over 80 participants from 29 different yacht clubs from 17 different countries. The various discussions held during the week were very interesting and fruitful and lessons learned will be shared with all relevant Club committees. On behalf of the Club I would like to thank the working group, led by Ambrose Lo, for all their efforts in making this such a successful Forum.
The Club has had an exceptionally busy October and November with so many regular and additional events and acitivities on and off the water. The last few months have been some of the most challenging to our management and staff in all departments. All events have been a tremendous success which is the result of their enormous efforts and tireless hard work. I would like to thank all members of staff in each department for putting the Club ahead of themselves in such a commendable manner!
Coming up very soon is the Pedro Blanco Race over the weekend of 7 and 8 December, and I hope many of you will participate.
The Rowing Section will be looking forward to a rest after the very busy lead up to both the Around the Island Race and also the Hong Kong Rowing Championships, both held on the same weekend this year. Their ‘off season’ (only a month long for some!) will start with the Middle Island Masters Regatta, closely followed by their section Christmas Party.
We have a number of festive events coming up in December and if you are staying in Hong Kong I hope you will take full advantage of everything the Club has to offer.
I look forward to seeing you at the Club and on the water!