Friends and Affiliates of Sky International
Sky International has worked with a wide range of people, organisations and companies over the years of operation and has made many connections. Below is a list of affiliates Sky International are proud to work with or support:
Sky International provides a number of Hong Kong’s sailing clubs with products and boats. Sky staff are also members of some of the clubs as active sailing and social members.
Aberdeen Boat Club
A well established sailing and social club based in the south of Hong Kong Island, boasting great F&B and an array of sailing options. Sky International supplies the ABC with many of its sail training dinghies as well as parts and accessories.
Hebe Haven Yacht Club
Hebe Haven Yacht Club has been providing yachting and boating facilities as a private members club in the picturesque bay of Pak Sha Wan in Sai Kung for over 50 years. Sky International supplies the HHYC with many of its sail training dinghies as well as parts and accessories.
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Hong Kong’s largest and well known sailing club boasts three club houses and a large fleet of boats as well as dragon boats and rowing sections. Sky International supplies the RHKYC with many of its sail training dinghies as well as parts and accessories.
Lantau Boat Club
Lantau Boat Club caters for non-powered water-based activities, including catamarans, dinghies, canoes, coastal rowing boats, and windsurfers. Located on a gently sloping sandy beach, it is an ideal location for sailing, paddling, and rowing in the warm waters of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Sailing Centres
Sky International provides a number of Hong Kong Government sailing centres with products and boats. These schools are great for drop-in courses for dinghy, kayak and other water-sports courses.
Chong Hing Water Sports Centre
Situated at the West Sea Cofferdam of the High Island Reservoir within Sai Kung Country Park, Chong Hing Water Sports Centre offers a magnificent view of the countryside. Its vast artificial lake is ideal for water sports activities.
Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre
Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre is situated in the Southern District, Hong Kong Island. Facing Tai Tam Bay and opposite D’Aguilar Peninsula, the Centre is a perfect place for water sports.
St. Stephen’s Beach Water Sports Centre
St. Stephen’s Beach Water Sports Centre is perched on the Stanley Peninsula, Southern District, Hong Kong Island. Facing Stanley Bay and opposite Chung Hom Kok Peninsula, the Centre is a perfect place for water sport.
Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre
Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre, lying along the northern shore of Tolo Harbour, is surrounded by green hills and blue seas. The environment is ideal for water activities.
The Jockey Club Wong Shek Water Sports Centre
Wong Shek Water Sports Centre enjoys a magnificent location. The waters are ideal for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery.
Sailing Associations and Federations
Sky International is always on the lookout for what is going on in the Hong Kong and Asian sailing scene and part of that is keeping up with all the class associations and sailing federations.
Hong Kong Laser Class Association
The Hong Kong Laser Class Association is a self-administered, self-funded organisation which provides co-ordination, organisation and communication for the class. HKLCA is like a sailing club specifically for sailers of Laser sailboats and people interested in the Laser.
Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association
The Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association, for all sailors, clubs and supporters of Optimist Sailing in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Sailing Federation
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF), formerly Hong Kong Yachting Association, is the national authority for the sport of sailing in Hong Kong.
World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). World Sailing was formally known as ISAF.
IRC is a rating rule to handicap different designs of keelboats allowing them to race together; unlike a performance handicap a rating is not altered between races according to the individual boat’s performance, but is based on the physical measurements of the boat.