on 4 May 2023
Sailing, sail training, scenery, stalls, sustainability, snacks, sailability and sea trips are all open to the public at Hebe Haven Yacht Club (HHYC) this Sunday.
HHYC will hold its Open Day on May 7, 2023 at its picturesque location in Hong Kong’s Pak Sha Wan. This key annual event on HHYC’s calendar runs from 10 am to 5 pm and will showcase its work as part of the celebrations for the Club’s 60th Anniversary.
Welcoming guests from all walks of life, this not-to-be-missed event is expected to unveil the joy of sailing and other water based activities for all, members and non-members alike.
The Hebe Haven Yacht Club Open Day is open to the public, and attendees can experience the club’s sailing programmes by joining one of the free taster sessions on boats of all sizes. Visitors can try their hands at learning the ropes and sailing one of the club’s fleet of dinghies (Quests and Picos), or take out a kayak or a stand-up paddle boards (SUP) under the watchful eye of expert sailing instructors.
One of the highlights is the opportunity to try your hand at crewing one of HHYC’s six J/80 keelboats, where you can experience what it’s like on a bigger sail boat with a group of people aboard working as a team. For those who prefer to stray ashore, there’s also a mini carnival on land offering fun games, DIY workshops, stalls galore and even a car boot sale.
As well as visiting the HHYC stalls, visitors can also drop by the Sailability Hong Kong booth to learn more about how dedicated volunteers help empower physically challenged athletes and some other under-represented within the community, to pursue their dream of sailing.
This year visitors will also have the opportunity to join the taster sessions on Hansa 303 and a cruise out on MoHan, a 40-foot Solaris yacht donated to Sailability by the Scallywag Hong Kong Foundation.
For those who would like to dive deep in understanding more about what sailing is all about, the Hebe Dragons team will share how their sail training and racing has put them in the spotlight in both regional and international regattas. Visitors can also find some treasure from over 20 vendors at the Car Boot Sale.
“We’re delighted to once again open our doors to the public for the 10th HHYC Open Day,” says Paul Arkwright, General Manager, Hebe Haven Yacht Club. “This year is even more special as we are also celebrating our Club’s 60thAnniversary. We welcome everyone to join us at this annual club event to unlock the wonderful world of sailing. Come along and try out a huge range of watersports for free, as our dedicated team at our Sailing Centre guide you through the ropes with practical boat handling techniques. This is great chance to try our new boats and is particularly useful for those wishing to join any of our sailing courses throughout the year.”
Hebe Haven Yacht Club is a private members Club established in Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung in1963. The Club provides first class yacht racing and boating facilities for members and also works closely with local schools and organisations to offer training facilities and professional instruction to develop youth sailing in Hong Kong.
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