Boase Cohen & Collins Inter-School Sailing Festival 2017

16th anniversary of Hong Kong’s only team racing sailing competition for schools

The 16th anniversary of the Inter-School Sailing Festival was held on 4 & 5 March 2017 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Middle Island. 166 students from 16 schools made up the 22 teams who competed against each other in teams of three boats, sailing either Feva or Pico dinghies.

Day 1 saw some great sailing with the Race Officer Elberti Uiterwaal-Postma and her team getting all the sailors through to Race 60 on schedule, successfully completing Round Robin 1, in both the Feva - Division A & Pico – Division B.

Results Officer, Mark Dowding added that he was really impressed by the level of maturity displayed by competitors at this year’s event.

“Every time the French International School students (winners of last year’s Feva - Division A) came past the finish boat they gave us a wave and a yell of thanks. It’s really great, and as volunteers, it really makes us feel appreciated”

With an electric atmosphere of happy and excited sailors filling the Middle Island hardstand, Day 2 started off on a high with cheering and barracking students, teachers and parents urging on the sailors out the front of the RHKYC Middle Island Club house.

In the last race with Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association taking a well-deserved first place in the Pico Division, the battle came down to a 3-way tie for medal places from second to forth with CSS eventually taking second place on count back from JCT and FIS in fourth.

In the Feva division the renowned Gregor brothers helped fellow team members secure a solid win for King George V School, victorious over the 2016 Division A Feva winners the French International School who took home silver.

The awards ceremony took place immediately after racing, with Colin Cohen, Senior Partner at title sponsor Boase Cohen & Collins, awarding the trophies and medals and sailing scholarship grants to the winning schools and students.

“We are absolutely delighted with this weekend.  It was great to see the number of schools here. The weather was perfect and we believe there were great improvements made since last year.  We had a whole new range of schools participating and we are looking forward to having a long-term relationship with Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, so we can grow from strength to strength over the coming years. For us, it’s a great, great event and we are happy to have participated.”

Feva Division

1st King George V School
2nd French International School
3rd Kellett School
4th West Island School

Pico Division

1st Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association
2nd Creative Secondary School
3rd Jockey Club Ti-I College
4th French International School