Around The Island Race 2014 - In association with Simpson Marine

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This year’s Around the Island Race marks 150 years since the first race to circumnavigate Hong Kong Island was recorded, featuring a mere six boats racing around Hong Kong Island to starboard. Sailors have since regarded this route as a tricky challenge with unpredictable wind shifts and strong tides.

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club introduced the race as an annual event in 1983 with 258 boats the largest recorded entry for the modern-day 26nm circumnavigation. The logistics...
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