Hebe Haven Yacht Club 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race
29 September - 30 September
Head to Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung on 29 and 30 September and join the fun of the club’s annual event – a 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race — and to enjoy a selection of free activities and a relaxing water-front carnival in Sai Kung, to delight the whole family. The Club will be open to the public for free for the entire weekend. The Hebe Haven Yacht Club 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race has been running since 2002 and has raised more than HK$10 million for its chosen charities since inception. It is one of only four 24-Hour race events worldwide and boasts as being the only and longest running 24-hour endurance aquathon in Hong Kong and South East Asia. The race is held in the sheltered waters immediately in front of the Hebe Haven Yacht Club. The 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race offers a challenging lap race sailed around a short course (approximately one nautical mile). The race is kept within sight of the Club and caters for both adults and children who just wish to “sail for charity”, as well as those who want to enjoy a more competitive weekend on the water.
The event is more than a race: it is a social occasion that promotes and expresses a spirit of love and generosity, while also encouraging attendees and their families to explore something different. Anyone wishing to experience water sports first-hand — adults, couples, families, or children — will be welcomed by HHYC instructors to enjoy a free trial of their chosen pursuit. Water sports and activities on offer include dinghy sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and boat rides.
As well as the racing event, there will also be a Race Village, which will be open to the general public and entry will be free. It will feature live music, an array of merchandising stalls, a flea market, excellent food outlets, face painting and much more throughout the weekend.
Hebe Haven Yacht Club is a private members Club established in the Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung area since 1963. The event aims at raising money for Hong Kong Charities and supporting people in need in the community. Beneficiary organisations include the Children’s Cancer Foundation, TREATS, IDEAL, Sailability Hong Kong, The Foundation and assisting
projects organised by the Sai Kung District Community Centre.