Friends and Affiliates of Sky International
Sky International have worked with a wide range of people, organisations and companies over the years. We have made many connections along the way. Below is a list of affiliates and organisations 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.
A well established sailing and social club based in the south of Hong Kong Island, boasting great F&B and also an array of sailing options. Sky International supplies the ABC with many of its sail training dinghies and kayaks as well as parts and accessories.
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 HHYC with many sail training dinghies as well as kayaks, parts and accessories.
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 also rowing sections. Sky International supplies the RHKYC with many of its sail training dinghies as well as parts and accessories.
Since 1999, DBYC have grown into one of the premier sailing clubs in Hong Kong and their members have competed very successfully in many local races as well as to the Philippines, Vietnam & Thailand. DBYC host about 20 events each year, including day racing, islands cruising, weekend race rallies, BBQ’s & parties.
Based at the end of Discovery Bay beach, Lantau Boat Club caters for non-powered water sports. specifically sailing (catamarans and dinghies), paddling (outrigger canoes, surfskis, kayaks), and also coastal rowing (singles, pairs, quads).
Set in beautiful natural backdrops with ocean and mountain views, the oldest private club in Hong Kong with a rich history, the Victoria Recreation Club has two Clubhouses, hidden gems in this fast-paced, cosmopolitan city.
Hong Kong Government Watersports Centres
Sky International provides a number of Hong Kong Government sailing centres with boats, parts and also kayaks. These venues are great for drop-in courses for dinghy, kayak and other water-sports courses. Courses taught in Cantonese and English. Being an HKSAR Government department, LCSD’s courses provide a public service, not a profit making enterprise. This makes them a lot cheaper than the private clubs. Just prepare to take time off work.
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. The Centre is also a perfect place for day and tent camping. Since it is located within Sai Kung Country Park, campers can feast their eyes on the beauty of nature and the scenery of High Island Reservoir as well as enjoy a sense of tranquility by getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The centre closed on Thursday.
Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre is situated in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. Facing Tai Tam Bay and opposite D’Aguilar Peninsula, the Centre is a perfect place for water sports. Tai Tam Bay is in relatively calm sea conditions in summer as it is sheltered from southwesterly winds and waves by Stanley Peninsula, making it an ideal place for novices to acquire the basic skills. In autumn, fresh easterly to northeasterly winds are prevalent. The heavy sea conditions within the Bay provide a perfect platform for water sports lovers to display their skills to the full.
The 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. Facing southwest and overlooking Lamma Island, Stanley Bay is battered by strong gusts of southwesterly wind in summer, making it a great place for training courses that require higher skills in a choppy sea. In autumn, with the winds coming from the east and the northeast, the Bay is relatively calm. Novices may take this opportunity to acquire the basic skills more easily. The centre closed on Tuesday.
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 centre closed on Wednesday.
Overlooking Long Harbour in Sai Kung East, the Jockey Club 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.
Each year, thousands of people make use of the facilities and attend the training programmes provided by these Centres. The centres are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note that each centre is closed for one day during the week. Please check to see which centre is open before traveling.
Sailing Associations and Federations
Sky International are 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.
The Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association is for all sailors, clubs, schools and supporters of Optimist Sailing in Hong Kong. Volunteers run the HKODA, with the support of coaches and also officials from all over Hong Kong.
Based at Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung, Sailability Hong Kong’s bi-lingual programs aim to provide a safe environment for people with disabilities or those dealing with challenges through illness, accident etc. to learn to sail and also to enjoy time on the water.
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation ensures that yacht racing in Hong Kong is run fairly and in accordance with international rules. It also publishes the international Racing Rules of Sailing, including the Hong Kong prescriptions. HKSF also determines the eligibility of, and selects, sailors to represent Hong Kong at international events in particular the Olympic Games and Asian Games.
Since its establishment in 1968, the Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association works consistently towards its objective: to promote the sport of sailing and yacht racing amongst schools in Hong Kong, to foster and participate in international sailing and yacht racing activities and to be the representative of interest for Hong Kong schools, teachers and students in the sport of sailing and yacht racing.
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.
World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Formally known as ISAF.
The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) identifies, nurtures and develops sports talent to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena. In addition to world-class training facilities, a comprehensive range of support is provided for athletes, comprising elite training programmes formulated by professional coaches, financial support, sports science and sports medicine services
The Hong Kong Sea School’s Incorporated Management Committee (HKSS IMC) steers the educational policy. While the Principal, assisted by the Assistant Principal, is responsible for the leadership and overall operation of the school
The Sail Training Association of Hong Kong Ltd is a registered charitable institution. Established in 1979, the association locates at Little Palm Beach, Clearwater Bay. The surrounding Port Shelter also provides some of the best sailing waters in Hong Kong.
Sky International supply a number of schools and universities with sailing dinghies, kayaks and also equipment.
For more information about how we can help your association or club, please Contact Us.