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Race Information

Race Format

The Harbour Regatta is back in 2021! Sprint racing will take place in coastal boats, in a knock-out format, over a single 630m course with two turns. Two crews will take part in each heat, with the winning crew in each race progressing to the next round of their event. To mark the fifth edition of the Regatta, we will accept entries into a C1x category.

Event Offered

Coastal 4X+

Women's Open


Women's Junior

Open Junior

Women's Master B

Open Master B

Coastal 2X

Women's Open 


Women's Master B

Open Master B

Coastal 1X

Women's Open 


Eligibility for each event will be based on the HKCRA status system and World Rowing eligibility rules: 

  • Masters B – Average age 36 or higher (calculated using competitors’ ages as of 31st December 2021).

  • A rower may compete in a Junior rowing event until 31st of December of the year in which (s)he reaches the age of 18, i.e. Junior competitors must have been born on or after 1st January 2003.

Race Course 

The race will start and finish in front of the RHKYC Clubhouse on Kellett Island. Crews will race on a single course, approximately 300m long, with 2 large marking buoys to round at the western end. 


On being started by the umpire at the start, crews are required to race towards the buoys at the western end of the course. They will then turn around the 2 buoys in a direction that takes them towards the Hong Kong side of the course, and race back to the finish line (same position as the start line), a total of approximately 630m. 


The finish judge will sound an air-horn as each crew crosses the line, and will declare a winner. The winning crew in each round will progress to the next round of their event. Losing crews will be knocked out of the event.


The turn around the 2 marker buoys at the western end of the course will require additional skill and care. Crews must turn around the 2 buoys in accordance with the race rules. A crew may touch the turning buoys with their oars or their boat, but the hull of the boat must pass around the correct side of the buoys. Crews failing to turn around the buoys correctly will be excluded if they have gained any advantage or caused any interference or disadvantage to the other crew/s. Coastal racing rules will be applied when turning around the 2 buoys.

Race Course Map 2019.jpg


Entries close at 8pm on Monday 5th April 2021 and should use the official entry form that will be emailed to each club or be able to download here. Payment for entries should be completed in advance of race day . Please refer to the official entry form for payment methods.

Entries will be charged at $180 per seat. Coxswains race for free.

In 2021, due to Covid-19 we will only accept entries from Hong Kong based Clubs.

Boats & Equiments

Boats, oars and any other necessary rowing equipment will be provided.

Please note that any damage to equipment will be charged to the crew deemed to be at fault.

* For complete race information, please refer to the Race Notice which can be downloaded under the download section.

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