It was a beautiful day at Shek O Rock with blue skies and an easterly breeze of 16 to 20kts for the start of inaugural St. James’s Place China Coastal Race - a Category 3 offshore race which starts and finishes in Hong Kong waters, exploring the beautiful islands around Hong Kong. With the influence of monsoon, the sea was quite rough with big swell up to 3m. The horn sounded at 1100hrs and the three competing yachts, Ambush, Jinn and Whiskey Jack, set off on the 100nm raceco
A superb day of excellent conditions; 8 to 10kts of northeasterly breeze, sunshine and blue skies set the stage for the final races of St. James’s Place China Coast Regatta 2020. 34 boats came out for the Sunday action. Racing got away with all IRC Racer divisions sailing one long islands course ranging in distance from 16.5 to 20nm. The islands course took the IRC Div 0 and Div 1 on a beat towards a windward mark and two ocean marks, rounding Sung Kong, Po Toi and Beaufort b
Another great start to Day 2 of the St. James’s Place China Coast Regatta. 34 boats came out for racing; all IRC racer classes were set three windward/leeward sausages and the HKPN class were treated to two laps. However the wind later dropped to around 5kts during the first races so boats struggled to finish the long course.
The Goddess of the Wind must have listened to sailors' prayers and delivered 15kts of breeze before the second start of the day. Race Officer Inge St