For the second time, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has received the “Yacht Club of the Year” award, in only the third edition of The Asian Marine & Boating Awards.
Judges’ Coordinator Alistair Skinner said: “With a membership amongst the largest in the world, three custom-built bases and an activities calendar second to none, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is a class apart. A worthy repeat winner at the Asian Marine & Boating Awards, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is not just inward-looking as the Club, and its members, actively assist in developing sailing events here on the mainland also. It is the Club that every serious club in Asia should aspire to become.” Mr. Skinner goes on to add “this is well deserved and the statement is no form of exaggeration at all.”
The awards pride themselves in the fact that the panel of judges come primarily from the boating media with some from independent professionals in the industry – none of whom have a financial interest in any of the votes they cast. “With this philosophy in mind, the recipient of an Asian Marine & Boating Award can be sure that they haven’t just been given a gift, they have indeed won an award.“ said Mr. Skinner.
“We are thrilled to have won this award for the second time and our members and staff can be justifiably proud, as we continually work hard to raise the profile of sailing not only in Hong Kong and China, but also regionally and internationally” said Mark Bovaird, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s General Manager who was on hand to receive the award at the glittering ceremony at the China (Shanghai) Boat Show 2012.
“To receive this Award on the heels of another successful Rolex China Sea Race and just ahead of the Taiwan Strait Race is the icing on the cake” he added.
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