Sea carnival a spectacular siteCentral Station | 26 Nov 2019
About 200 yachts and sailing boats with 1,500 sailors competed in the Solaris Yachts Around the Island Race on Sunday.
They sailed around Hong Kong Island in the 45-kilometer race, a sea carnival embracing all types of boats.
They started from Causeway Bay, sailing past North Point, Chai Wan, Shek O, Stanley, Aberdeen and Cyberport, then into Victoria Harbour and back to the finish line at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Kellett Island Clubhouse in Causeway Bay.
Only 59 boats completed the course before the time limit as the wind was weak that day.
Zannekin was the first boat to cross the finish line in four hours 10 minutes 37 seconds. All eyes were on Tipsy Easy in the Big Boat class carrying a group of Hong Kong Outward Bound sailors of the 1970s; a 24-foot trimaran Infinite Corridor carrying two fresh sailors aged nine and 11; and a double-handed catamaran Lantau carrying two experienced sailors.