Wednesday, October 27, 2010

J/109 Whiskey Jack sailing in Hong Kong, China- one-design, cruising, racing sailboatJ/109 WHISKEY JACK Sailing China Cup

(Hong Kong, China)- The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was a-hummin’ and a-buzzin’ Wednesday evening, with all the crews in town – many of them overseas – for the opening cocktails and the skippers’ briefing for tomorrow’s passage race from Hong Kong to Longcheer, Daya Bay, Shenzhen, the opening event of the CCIR.  The buzz was because "China’s signature offshore yachting race" to Longcheer, China was cancelled.  Something to do with local marine regulations.  Instead, the racing fleet will make its way to Daya Bay, and the Race Officer will slot an extra race into the Saturday-Sunday-Monday programme to make up for the lost opening race.  The sailors have been promised an Opening Ceremony of impressive proportions, complete with lots of speeches from people in suits (don't we love it, bow-ties anyone?). Guy Nowell, from Sail-World Asia, will be reporting from the side deck of the J/109 WHISKEY JACK during the regatta.  For more China Cup sailing information.