The Rolex China Sea Regatta 2018 Officially Sails!

The Rolex China Sea Regatta 2018 officially set sail at 11:20 this morning. The blue sky and blue sea, Victoria Harbor blows 8 knots of wind per hour. The starting point of the race was set out of the sea opposite the Gillette Island Club of the Hong Kong Yacht Club. Most of the participating boats chose to set sail on the side of the referee boat. Several boats collided slightly at the start, and the referees also sent individual recall signals to the Rampage 2, Sea Wolf and Sitka.

ALIVE © RolexDanielForster

   The race started on Hong Kong landmark Victoria Harbour, and the fleet sailed eastwards to Lei Yue Men Gorge. The Alive first passed the Lei Yue Men Gorge (the shortest distance between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula). It is the current record holder with a score of 47 hours, 31 minutes and 08 seconds, followed by KarlKwok’s Mod70BeauGeste. After sailing through the gorge, ModBeauGeste immediately led, currently sailing at 24 knots.

KINGSMAN © RolexDanielForster

   All participants are on a 565 nautical mile voyage across the South China Sea to SubicBay in the Philippines; it is expected that the wind will increase to a maximum of 20 knots at night. It is expected that the fleet will be able to Have a fast journey.

MODBEAUGESTE © RolexDanielForster

   Rolex China Sea Regatta 2018 has a total of 29 sailing ships from 22 countries and regions, including from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Mainland China, Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand , Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States.

EngravedOysterPerpetualYachtMaster40presented totheLineHonourswinneroftheRolexChinaSeaRace2018 © RolexThomasHensinger

   If there is no accident, the first one to arrive will be ModBeauGeste, Karl Kwok and his team are expected to cross the line tomorrow afternoon; Captain GavinBrady said: ‘At present, we expect to arrive at noon on March 29, we hope Can arrive before the wind weakens. What’s special about this event is that no matter how hard you work on the schedule, once you miss the best time to enter SubicBay, your previous efforts will be in vain. In fact, this is very similar to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, because the participants must take the best time to enter Tasman Island. I think it is very important to enter the Philippine waters during the day because the wind direction can be clearly seen .We have n’t participated in this competition for a while, most of the crew have forgotten the size of the coastline, hills and gorges here, so it is relatively good for us to finish the competition during the day. ”