The Annual Rowing Regatta will take place, by kind permission of the Rowing Section of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, at Middle Island, Deepwater Bay from 12:30pm on Saturday, 13 April, 2013.
This is a very popular family event and guests, children and dogs are most welcome to attend and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this unique location. A cash bar will be available for non-RHKYC members to buy drinks and snacks on the boatshed roof, with splendid views of the course (competitors' entry fee includes complimentary drink).
The rowing races will commence at 2:00pm sharp with crews representing Oxford, Cambridge, combined alumni and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Some experience of rowing and/or coxing is required but crews will be of mixed ability and fitness. Individual or crew entries are welcome. "I haven't rowed for 20 years" is not an acceptable excuse! Experienced rowers will have the opportunity to race in Hong Kong’s own “Boat Race” or in a Goldie/Isis boat, but the mood of the day is light-hearted and there will be plenty of opportunity to have a fun row and enjoy the spirit of representing one’s alma mater.
Prizes will be awarded, subject to final entries.
After the prizegiving, at approximately 3pm, guests are invited to join a delicious BBQ on the lawn and terraces of the Clubhous overlooking Deepwater Bay. After the success in previous years of selling Oxbridge rowing related merchandise, this will be available to buy again this year. Please bring cash or cheque to buy postcards, tea towels, T-shirts etc.
Mark the date in your diary, come to Middle Island to enjoy a relaxing Saturday afternoon away from all the hustle and bustle of Central, cheer on your Blue Crew, get your feet wet and let your hair down! You won’t regret it and you may even win a prize to gloat over at the Boat Race Dinner two weeks later!
Come along and see if Team Teletubbies are going to make an appearance again this year!
Jonathan Cantwell (RHKYC Rowing Coach) Jonathan.Cantwell@rhkyc.org.hk
Gail Southward (Oxford and Cambridge Society Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org 93711482
Registration to Row or Cox:
Irene Lee (Oxford and Cambridge Society Administrator) email@example.com 64326612