Record-breaking performance for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 3 Peaks Challenge
Joshua Lok
29th May 2017
Race participants were treated to a series of stunning views throughout the course.
(Photo credit: RHKYC- Rowing and Paddling)

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club held the annual 3 peaks Outrigger Canoe Race on 14th May.

 

For those unfamiliar with it, the Race featured 6 teams of paddlers who had to swim 100m to their canoes and then paddle a gruelling distance of 24km.

It was an extremely hot day with temperatures reaching 30 degrees and with little swell to use on the water, this made for challenging conditions.

 

On top of that, each canoe paddled to Repulse Bay, To Tei Wan and Shek O, where two runners from each crew would run Violet Hill, Shek O Peak (Dragons Back) and Tai Tau Chau Pagoda respectively, amassing a total of 12km.

The hosts enjoyed much success on the day, with RHKYC’s Owen Crew dominating the race and setting a new course record of 3:52.55!

 

Other crews were entered by Victoria Recreation Club, South Lantau Paddle Club and Va’a Team France, a club that travelled from Singapore to enter the race!

 

Race organiser and RHKYC Member Ryan Whelan was pleased with this year's edition of the event.

 

“It was a great day of racing this year with tough conditions. We aim to expand this race in following years and will hopefully have more crews from Hong Kong and overseas take part!”.

 

If you are interested in trying outrigger canoeing, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club hold regular Introduction Courses. For more information, please contact rowing.manager@rhkyc.org.hk.

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