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Race Information

Race Format

Following the success of the 2017 and 2018 Harbour Regattas, the event is back in 2019 with a slightly changed format, based on competitor feedback from the previous 2 regattas.  Sprint racing will take place in coastal boats, in a knock-out format, over a single 630m course with two turns. Two to Four crews will take part in each heat (depending upon the number of entries), with the winning crew in each race progressing to the next round of their event.

Event Offered

Coastal 4X+

Women's Open

Open 

Women's Junior

Open Junior

Women's Master B

Open Master B

Coastal 2X

Women's Open 

Open

Women's Master B

Open Master B

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 2019).

  • 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 2001.

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.

Entries

Entries close on Monday 11th March 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 settled in advance . Please refer to the official entry form for payment methods.

Entries will be charged at $150 per seat. Coxswains race for free.

Boats & Equiments

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

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