Henri LLoyd SALE – 20% Off

Henri LLoyd SALE - 20% Off

20% Off All Henri Lloyd Sailing Clothes

Sky International are clearing out the clothing racks! As part of our larger Red Dot SALE we are offering all Henri Lloyd sailing clothes at 20% off the full retail price. This is a great opportunity to grab a peice of amazing sailing gear. No matter if it is a dri-fit tee for casual sailing or an Offshore Elite jacket and Salopettes for the next international race.

Come over to our store to check out what we have and try it on. To view the range we carry please click on this link: www.sky-international.com/product-tag/henri-lloyd/

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Kaenon SALE – Up To 50% Off

We are having a slightly delayed (or early) Spring clean to make room for new stock with a Kaenon SALE. Luckily for you guys we are discounting some of our styles that are currently in stock. We have styles on SALE with prices slashed by up to 50%! – Check them out here.

Kaenon SALE - Up To 50% Off
Kaenon SALE – Up To 50% Off

Box Steam Brewery Beer Tasting At The ABC

ABC beer tasting

Sky International will be representing the Box Steam Brewery at the Aberdeen Boat Club on Saturday the 25th August with a beer tasting at the Bombay Street Food Curry evening. While the curry is being served our four Box Steam Brewery beers will be available to sample and purchase. Beers can be purchased for consumption or cases can be ordered through the ABC throughout the night.

ABC members can book a table by either contacting the club or using this link: www.abclubhk.com

Our beers can also be ordered directly online, including delivery to most parts of Hong Kong. For more information click here: www.sky-international.beer

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Chinese New Year Opening Times 2018

Kung Hei Fat Choi

From all of us at Sky International

Chinese New Year 2018 is soon to be upon us. We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for the support you have shown this year and we wish you all a great Year of the Rooster. May it bring you and your families great health and prosperity.

Please Note Our Chinese New Year Opening Times

Sky International will be closed on Feb. 16th through 19th. We will be open again on Feb 20th.

More info about Hong Kong’s New Year celebrations can be found here:




Laser Composite Top Section – Now In Stock

Carbon Fibre Upper Mast Sections

Laser Mast Composite Top Section - Carbon FibreThis class legal Composite Top Section is made from composite material and is lighter than the aluminium spar. The composite construction will substantially decrease damage to spars due to it not bending, greatly improving its durability.

The mast is a composite of different materials, but is not a 100% carbon fibre mast. It won’t adopt a permanent bend from heavy air sailing like the old spars sometimes would, and it will not be necessary to make sure the rivets on the top and bottom line up anymore. Though some people say to line them up port and starboard rather than fore and aft. The composite mast should make your setup easier and reduce the possibility of damage, while otherwise providing the same sailing experience you had with your aluminium spar.

See the product here.

The ILCA have stressed that while this top section is an improvement on the aluminium versions they do not offer an advantage while racing.

The aluminium spar is also available & class legal as well.

Christmas 2017 Opening Times

Christmas 2017 Opening Times

Seasons Greetings

All of us at Sky International wish you the best for the up and coming festive season and hope you stay warm and dry(ish) out on the water! We will be putting our feet up and tucking into festive turkey, nut roast and all the trimmings whist looking for excuses to get out of the house and into a boat. Unfortunately this means that we have to close the store early on December 22nd and 23rd and have a few days off. See below for our New Year and Christmas 2017 Opening Times.

Please Note Our Christmas 2017 Opening Times

Sky International will be closed early on Dec. 22nd & 23rd and closed properly from the 24th thru 26th & January 1st. We are open on the 27th to the 30th. Normality returns from January the 2nd onwards.

If your stuck for presents then head over to our SALE to see if you can fill a few stockings!


Win a Henri Lloyd Polo Shirt – Launch Competition

Win a Henri Lloyd Polo Shirt

Henry Lloyd Marine Clothing Launch Competition

Help us celebrate the launch of the Henri Lloyd Marine clothing range by entering our easy competition. Simply go to our Facebook page, like us and then answer the question: What does sailing in Hong Kong mean to you and how can Henri Lloyd sailing clothes enhance that experience? The three most creative answers win.

First Prize is a men’s or women’s Dri-Fit Polo, Second Prize is a pair of sailing gloves and in addition, Third Prize is a sailing cap. Check these as well as other Henri Lloyd sailing gear out here: www.sky-international.com.

Deadline is 15th September!

Win a Henri Lloyd Polo Shirt - Launch Competition

For more information on the Henri Lloyd Marine collection, please go to their website: www.henrilloyd.com

Terms & Conditions:

1. The prizes are one Polo Shirt, one pair of gloves and one sailing cap. No purchase necessary.

2. There is no cash or other prize alternative.

3. Deadline is 15th September 2017.

4. One entry per person. Bulk, automatically generated or third party entries are void.

5. Incomplete entries will not be entered.

6. The winners will be selected from all valid entries for this competition received before the closing date.

7. The result is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

8. Winners will be notified on Facebook or using the other contact details provided by the winner 7 days of the closing date. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, Sky International reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid / correct entries that were received before the closing date.

9. If for any reason, the prize becomes unavailable, Sky International reserves the right to supply another alternative.

10. Entrants must be able to collect the prize from our Wanchai Store in Hong Kong. No prizes will be posted or be collected by agents/3rd parties on behalf of winners.

11. Winners will be photographed and social media’d for our promotional use

12. Be creative!

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Laser Radial Ex Worlds Special

Laser Radial Ex Worlds Special

Laser Radial Ex Worlds Special - Oman 2015These Laser Radial Ex Worlds boats have only been used for two weeks at the Oman Radial Worlds in November 2015. They were then returned to the factory after the event, fully inspected and made almost new again. The Laser Radial ex Worlds boats are offered ready to sail with:

  • All new XD kits
  • Carbon tiller and extension
  • New rope pack
  • Launching trolley
  • Top cover
  • Combo bag

Sky International acquired 4 of these boats and we are looking to share the love! You could end up owning the boat that won the Radial Worlds in November 2015!

Price per boat: HK$46,000


New Kaenon Styles for 2016/17

New Performance and Lifestyle Styles of Kaenon Sunglasses

We have brought in a new batch of Kaenon styles, some new styles and the usual popular suspects, all great for sailing, most other sports and lifestyle. Check them out here: www.sky-international.com. Also, to make room we are discounting some of our older styles currently in stock – check it out here.

New Kaenon Styles for 2016/17

For more information on Kaenon, please go to their website: www.kaenon.com

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Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020 – Now in stock

A quick but very useful guide to the racing rules for 2017 to 2020

Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020 is the invaluable on-the-water reference guide to the essentials of the racing rules, updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. Every racing sailor should have a copy!

The book summarises the basic principles, definitions and rules and then covers every aspect of the race. This edition includes a new section on starts as well as mark rounding, obstructions, signals, and dispute resolution. Colour diagrams throughout ensure the concepts are easily understood.

Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire that will fit into your pocket or kit bag.

Written by the acknowledged rules expert, Bryan Willis.

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LaserPerformance wins trademark case in appeals court

An appeals court in Belgium denied a trademark infringement appeal from a Belgian dealer and an importer and upheld a decision that favoured LaserPerformance.

The Court of Appeals in Antwerp denied the appeal on Jan. 19 from Belgian dealer OptiTeam BVBA and importer Natisch Centerum Delfzijl-Tecinvest BV and upheld the original Sept. 24 decision, according to Sailing Scuttlebutt.

A lawsuit against OptiTeam and Tecinvest alleged that they illegally imported and sold boats and parts manufactured by Performance Sailcraft Australia for distribution into LaserPerformance’s territories, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

After review by the Court of Appeals in Antwerp, the appeal from OptiTeam was dismissed and LaserPerformance has been declared the winner of the case on all points, Scuttlebutt reported. The judgement confirms that LaserPerformance is the only entity with the right to the Laser trademarks in Europe.

Based on the outcome of the trial, LaserPerformance is entitled to financial compensation, assets can be seized and OptiTeam BVBA and importer Natisch Centerum Delfzijl-Tecinvest BV are prohibited from future violations, Scuttlebutt said.

“We will continue to take any and all legal action against any entity who is illegally and systematically importing PSA and other manufactured boats and parts into our trademark territories that include Europe, North America, South America, Africa and most of Asia,” LaserPerformance said in a statement.

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OverBoard Waterproof Case Sale

OverBoard Waterproof Case & Bag Sale

OverBoard SALE
To make way for new stock we are discounting most of our OverBoard waterproof case and bag collection and what better way than part of the Red Dot Sale! Browse our SALE section on this site or pop in to see us in our Wanchai store.

OverBoard are one of the industries leading producers of waterproof cases for smartphones, iPhones, tablets, iPads and digital cameras etc. as well as multi use cases and bags to protect all your valuables be it at the beach, in a kayak or on board an off-shore racing boat.

Many items with 10% to 25% off standard prices – look for the red stickers! Other items include kids lifejackets to head torches and everything in-between.

Brands include Crewsaver, Overboard, Exposure Marine, Chatham Marine, Kaenon, Autonautic, Hobie Kayaks, Animal, Croakies and so many more.

For a full list of sale items, please click here to go to our SALE section

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RS AERO – Club and Group Purchase Deal



The RS Aero completely re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a simple single-hander. Ultra-light weight means the hull form and rigs need not be extreme, so the Aero is remarkably easy to handle, especially with three rig options which will typically suit youths, light adults and larger adults.

To help introduce the AERO into Hong Kong and Macau, Sky International is offering a deal on the bulk purchase of new boats. This is an ideal opportunity for clubs to refresh their dinghy fleets or for groups of individuals who wish to upgrade their class ambitions or try something new and exhilarating.

This is a one time RS AERO offer and is subject to groups and club bulk purchase. For pricing and more details please contact us directly.

More info here: http://www.rssailing.com/

RS AERO - Club and Group Purchase Deal

Red Dot Sale

Sky’s Red Dot Sale Sale

Sky's Red Dot Sale Sale
We’re clearing the decks to make way for new stock and what better way than a big Red Dot Sale! Browse our SALE section on this site or pop in to see us in our Wanchai store. Many items with 10% to 50% off standard prices – look for the red stickers! Items from kids lifejackets to head torches and everything in-between available.

Brands include Crewsaver, Overboard, Exposure Marine, Chatham Marine, Kaenon, Autonautic, Hobie Kayaks, Animal, Croakies and so many more.

For a full list of sale items, please click here to go to our SALE section

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New Product – Expedition Foods

New Product – Expedition Foods

Delicious, nutritious, freeze-dried food with the highest calorie-to-weight ratio. Making mealtimes something to look forward to.

Sky International are proud to announce that Expedition Foods are now available to purchase through our store. These food packs are perfect for offshore racing as well as boat deliveries or any adventures where space and cooking utensils are a premium.

Expedition Foods offer a rather tantalising range of freeze dried meals (better than dehydrated). From simple spag bol to mouth watering curries and desserts such as custard with berries delicate and demanding palettes are considered. All dietary requirements are catered for as well as very high and standard calorie packs depending on the kind of adventure you’re going on.

More info here: www.expeditionfoods.com

Expedition Foods

How to choose your child’s lifejacket

Spiral 100N Lifejacket For Children

A good article from Boats and Outboards/Crewsaver:

How to choose your child’s lifejacket

Spiral 100N Lifejacket For ChildrenIt is always recommended that children and adults wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid while on or near the water. And of course it is easier to encourage your child to wear one if they see that you’re also wearing one! This guest article from Crewsaver offers advice on how to keep your loved ones safe on the water.

When choosing your child’s lifejacket, make sure it’s the right one for the environment. The Crewsaver children’s lifejacket range includes gas, foam, and combined air foam options – and what you need depends on the child’s size and what water based activities your child will be taking part in. For example, when offshore sailing, Crewsaver recommends a lifejacket that has a higher amount of buoyancy and a harness point. The Supersafe 150N lifejacket, which has both these features, would be a great choice for this type of sailing. The Spiral, which is a 100N, non-harness lifejacket would be a good option for inshore sheltered environments and is aimed at activities that do not require the use of a safety line.

Read more here

Crewfit 150n Junior

New Product – Polilite Rope

New Product – Polilite Rope

6mm & 7mm dinghy lines

These ropes are ideal for Laser and similar boat style mainsheets. Specially designed to be as tangle free as possible.

Now in stock!

More info here: www.sky-international.com/product/polilite-rope

Polilite Rope

SALE – Crewsaver Children’s Lifejackets

Crewsaver Children’s Lifejackets

SALE - Crewsaver Children's Lifejackets

25% Child and Junior Euro 150N Lifejackets

The Euro children’s 150N lifejacket has everything to keep your child safe around water whilst remaining comfortable to wear and play in all day. The perky marine design ensures your child will find the jacket as fun as you find it reassuring.  A top of the range safety solution for offshore, coastal and inshore use.

  • Contour cut foam aids comfort and turns the child onto their back quickly in water
  • Adjustable crotch straps and waist straps for a secure fit
  • Comfortable back brace
  • Reflective tape for additional visibility
  • Lifting point to aid rescue
  • Whistle

For more information on the Euro 150N Child/Junior size please click here

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag

BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag

B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag)

Less plastic in the sea please

The government’s plastic bag levy is in effect and we will be required to charge 50¢ per plastic bag provided upon request. To avoid this and to somewhat reduce the amount of plastic in the sea please bring your own bag.

For more information on why we need to do this and the Hong Kong Government’s rational please go here: www.epd.gov.hk/

TeamSky Sailor Rob Partridge at the Moth Worlds 2015

Temperamental weather and broken boat

Rob Partridge's MothDespite having a great qualifying regatta in Europe the Moth Worlds in Sorrento didn’t go as planned. Rob was unable to test or race in the qualifiers due to major mechanical issues and was forced to join the ‘Silver’ group.

The weather played its part too with officials cancelling racing for the Silver fleet a number of times as priority was given to the ‘Gold’ fleet.

When able to actually participate Rob Partridge did manage to post some good results, namely a 9th in the final race. However due to all the DNC’s and DNF’s Rob had to settle for 39th place out of 76 in the Silver Fleet. Not too bad considering he only managed to finish 5 out of 11 races!

See the results here: http://www.sscbc.bvit.com.au/site/yachting/event/65411/Overall_2.html?Tkn=185121

Never mind, we have great hope for Rob’s next venture, the Moth Europeans.

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