Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
June 13, 2014
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong and is proud of its rich, colourful history, which stretches back over 160 years of social and competitive sailing and rowing. The RHKYC provides sailing and rowing courses for members and non-members at various levels to nurture the development of these two core sports.
RHKYC have three clubhouses in Hong Kong:
Kellett Island in Causeway Bay is the Club’s principal base. The Clubhouse enjoys an extensive view of Hong Kong Island’s dramatic skyscraper-studded coastline and across the harbour to Kowloon. The site also boats unequaled access to Victoria Harbour, where the Club’s enthusiastic sailors gather every weekend to race. Kellett Island has undergone radical changes over the past century, almost mirroring the growth of Hong Kong itself. A simple clubhouse with moorings in the early 19th century, the Kellett Island site now boasts lavish sporting and social facilities that match the Club’s vision of being the ‘Premier Yacht Club in Asia’. The Clubhouse exudes elegance and comfort throughout.
Located midway between Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay on the south side of Hong Kong Island, the idyllic Middle Island site provides facilities for dinghy sailing, rowing and sail training. It boasts an impressive Clubhouse, bar, BBQ terrace, fully equipped function and meeting rooms, extensive locker and changing facilities as well as its own private beach. Rowing is another core sport at Middle Island with regular training courses and competitive regattas held here.
Located in a picturesque bay in Sai Kung, the principal function of the Shelter Cove site is as a base for Cruisers, Dragons and Sportsboats. The site provides an easy opportunity for Members to just pack their bags, rig the sails, and get far and away from urban Hong Kong to enjoy the open seas and beautiful mountainous scenery of the New Territories. There are 150 moorings at Shelter Cove, which can accommodate every size of boat from small day boats to ocean cruisers. The site also has a Member’s car park, bar, restaurant and BBQ terrace.
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is considered “one of the top-10 yacht clubs in the world” (SuperYacht World Magazine, 2012) and has been awarded the “Best Asian Yacht Club” and Asian Regatta of the Year” Awards at the Asia Boating Awards from 2010-2014.
The Club has a comprehensive calendar of events; from local races and regattas to major offshore yacht races and, at present, has exclusive partnership agreements with Rolex and Audi as ‘Official Club Timepiece’ and ‘Official Automobile’ respectively. In addition to these exclusive partnerships, the Club also works with a notable number of brands and organisations in the marine leisure and luxury lifestyle sectors.