[HD video below] Hong Kong tourism has a lot to offer, but now
thereís a thrilling new way to spend time on one of the most
spectacular harbours in the world. Residents and visitors to Hong
Kong can enjoy premium Australian wines whilst sailing on a Volvo
60 Class high performance racing yacht.
The yacht was designed and built for the Volvo
Round the World Ocean Race. This epic competition sees these
high-tech vessels race around the globe in grueling conditions,
often at speeds in excess of 30 knots. Volvo boats are the
benchmark class for long distance offshore sailing and have a
global following as the ďFormula 1Ē of yachting. There are only 19
of these yachts in the world. The yacht won the around-the-world
race under legendary Skipper Paul Canard in 1998 and held the
trans Atlantic and 24-hrs speed record.
Although the sailors in the Volvo Race travelled
with 5kg of luggage and cut off the handle of their toothbrush to
save weight, guests on board will experience this grand prix
racing yacht in style with premium Australian wines and cheese
from Adelaide Cellar Door. No sailing experience is required since
the yacht is run by a professional sailing crew. Itís a great
experience for sailors and non-sailors alike.
Since the yacht is still in its original racing
kit, guests have the opportunity to see how the sailors lived and
the lengths taken to reduce weight and increase speed.
will be a visible aspect of Hong Kong harbour life for up to
200 days a year. It can also be chartered for international
races and local regattas.
HD Video Interview with
Brother and Sister - Angus and Jess Harris - Hong Kong Yachting