RHKYCRoyal Hong Kong Yacht Club
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Noting the commitment that Rolex has shown to high-profile sailing events and the most prestigious yacht clubs around the world, RHKYC Commodore, Harald Dudok van Heel commented; The Club is absolutely delighted to welcome Rolex as a new partner in the Club's quest to widen participation in sailing and rowing.
The race used to be Asia-Pacific's premier bluewater event, attracting glamorous international fleets of nearly 100 yachts in the 1980s, but it has languished since the 1990s when co-host (with Manila Yacht Club) RHKYC switched sponsorship to a local waters China Coast regatta in October.
Sadly, in the early 90s, RHKYC switched sponsorship from the CSR to a coastal around-the-islands event known as the China Coast Cup, and the bluewater classic has languished ever since, although fleets are beginning to build up again.