ANNUAL ROWING REGATTA & FAMILY BUFFET
SATURDAY, 18 APRIL, 2015
Middle Island, Deepwater Bay
Races commence: 2pm sharp
Family Buffet: after prizegiving (approx 3pm)
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, 18 April, 2015.
This is a very popular family event. Guests and children are most welcome to attend and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this unique location. A bar will be available for non-RHKYC members to buy drinks and snacks on the boatshed roof, with splendid views of the course. Please bring Octopus card for this purpose as RHKYC does not accept cash.
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. Participants are encouraged to wear their varsity colours and enter into friendly rivalry. "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, on the beautiful lawn of the Clubhouse, followed by a family buffet. A selection of hot and cold meat/fish/vegetarian dishes, soup, desserts, tea/coffee will be served. $250 per person, which includes 2 glasses of house wine/soft drinks/beer.
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 may even win a prize to gloat over at the Boat Race Dinner the following weekend! End the day by watching the sun set over Deepwater Bay over a glass of wine after a sumptuous buffet. You won’t regret it!
Please read the FAQs below and any other queries can be addressed to one of the following:
Gail Southward: firstname.lastname@example.org 9371 1482
Sarah Garner: Sarah.Garner@rhkyc.org.hk