Multihull aficionados will love this one! Ao Chalong Yacht Club’s Multihull Challenge – the biggest “multihull-only” event in the Asia-Pacific, attracted 20 entries last year and is a perfect feeder event for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek to be contested on the very same waters, the following week. The event is hosted by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and comprises 3 days of racing with 4 party evenings. Registration is on Thursday evening with a briefing on Friday at ACYC prior to the first scheduled warning signal the next morning. This is followed by a program of six races – Friday (2), Saturday (2) and Sunday (2) with evening parties at the AC Yacht Club premises overlooking Ao Chalong bay.
Hong Kong’s largest and most inclusive sailing event features 200+ sailing boats, together with outrigger canoes and coastal rowing boats, tackle a tough course in a race that has been held for more than 100 years. Local sailors regard the route as a tricky challenge with unpredictable wind shifts whilst ducking and weaving through commercial traffic.