Beneteau Cup Hong Kong: entries grow as deadline approaches

The two-day regatta, which has been organised by Simpson Marine and Beneteau APAC, is set to become an annual fixture in the SAR

author icon By APB Staff | 28 April 2021

Beneteau owners in Hong Kong are being encouraged to sign up by May 10 to participate in the first Beneteau Cup Hong Kong, which is set to take place at Hong Kong’s Aberdeen Boat Club (Middle Island) for two days of sailing and socialising over the weekend of May 15-16.

The two-day regatta, which has been organised by Simpson Marine, the long-term regional dealer for Beneteau, and Beneteau’s Asia-Pacific division, is set to become an annual fixture in the SAR.

The Cup has been billed as “the first sailing regatta dedicated to Beneteau owners of its kind in Asia”.

Hosted by the Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) – the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong 2021 is a two-day regatta with a busy sailing and social programme. This includes two races (Island Race on Day 1 and Pursuit Race on Day 2) in the HKPN and Family Classes, and an evening Awards Dinner Ceremony with live music and participation at the ABC Middle Island Clubhouse. The venue will be styled as a lush, tropical island and themed as the “French Antilles”. The Best Dressed Crew Award will be presented to the most imaginative team.

The entire event will be rounded off with a friendly beach BBQ on one of Hong Kong’s many islands after the Pursuit Race on Day 2, with prizegiving and the announcement of the Overall Beneteau Cup Winner.

The event is aimed at having a fun time and growing the owners’ community around Hong Kong, so everyone is welcome, regardless of their racing experience

“We are happy to be launching this new fun regatta for all Beneteau owners in Hong Kong,” says Richard Allen, Simpson Marine Group General Manager. “There are Beneteau Cups taking place all over the world but we have never had a dedicated Beneteau Owners event in Hong Kong, and that had to change!

“With the support of Beneteau and the Aberdeen Boat Club we would like to invite all Beneteau owners with their crew, friends and family to the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong 2021. With two days of fun racing, big social events, a treasure hunt, a white sails pursuit race and a beach BBQ there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. The event is aimed at having a fun time and growing the owners’ community around Hong Kong, so everyone is welcome, regardless of their racing experience.”

 

“On 15 May Beneteau, together with Simpson Marine, will fire the starting gun of the first Hong Kong edition of the renowned Beneteau Cup,” says Vianney Guezenec, Beneteau APAC Director. “For the first time in Hong Kong, we will have the pleasure of celebrating the Beneteau family with a unique two-day experience of sailing and fun. I’m pleased to see that Simpson Marine and the Aberdeen Boat Club are organizing a truly exciting edition, mixing (fun!) races, sailing, parties, games, music and so much more!

“At Beneteau, we are very proud to see such an amazing event being held by Simpson Marine, our historical partner in the region, and are looking forward to being able to connect or reconnect with all the owners in Hong Kong.”

The Cup is also supporting Splash Foundation, Hong Kong’s only charitable organisation teaching under-resourced communities how to swim.

Dates: May 15-16, 2021
Location: Aberdeen Boat Club, Middle Island, Hong Kong
Website: 
www.beneteaucuphk.com
To register: Email beneteau@simpsonmarine.com or head to www.beneteaucuphk.com/entry-form before May 10.