Row in the Harbour 

Victoria harbour was a major venue for rowing in Hong Kong as early as 1841, however, with both the sport and its races relocating to less busy waters in the intervening period, rowing regattas have been absent from the iconic Hong Kong harbour skyline for over 60 years.  

 

Until recent years, purpose -designed coastal rowing boats, used internationally in the rough water conditions, allow us to make harbour rowing a reality once again in the centre of Hong Kong. 

Rowing Race in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour in 1896
Royal Engineers in a racing gig in the harbour in 1896.
Rowing in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour in 1950s
An RHKYC Eight rowing along the line of the new breakwater in Causeway Bay typhoon shelter.
Rowing in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour during Centenary Row Past in 1994
Centenary row past in the harbour in 1994.
Open Cruise Regatta in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour in 1927
The Opening Cruise Regatta in 1927.
Rowing in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour during Around the Island Race 1953
Victor Ardy and Major N. Payne-Johnson in the harbour during their row around Hong Kong Island in October 1953. 
Rowing in Victoria Harbour in during Around the Island Race in 2016
The RHKYC Coastal Quad entering the harbour during the Around the Island Race in 2016.