Tips needed for total beginner

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    Cool Tips needed for total beginner

    Hi,

    I am taking a big step by moving from the UK to Hong Kong early next year. I've been offered a job there and I have accepted it.

    One thing : I am a complete beginner in respect of the Far East.

    I'd appreciate any tips & hints any of you may have. Basic dos & don'ts.

    My particular interest is sailing. I am a beginner there, too, but have done the Round the Island this year. Ideally I'd like to join a Yacht Club in Hong Kong so that I can go crewing for people at weekends and get more experience.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Here's a good starting point for all the boat / yatch clubs in HK.

    http://www.taipoboatclub.com.hk/yatch_clubs.htm


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    Here's the link for HK Yachting Association.

    http://www.sailing.org.hk

    They've got details on races and courses.

    Rani


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    Thanks


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    Getting Started In Hk

    Hey Muad'Dib,

    I was a member of the yatch club for most of my growing years in HK - highly recommend it! As for settling in HK, your bargening power lays in your language skills - try to pick up some Chinese before you get here - the locals love a "gwai low" who makes an effort! Also there are some weekly magazines circulating that are especially helpful in keeping non-locals informed about HK - try out these sights: www.hk.bcmagazine.net & www.asia-city.com/acpg.html

    let me know if these links helped!

    GOOD LUCK!


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    before you get here??? this was first posted in 2003!!! i'm guessin the person arrived a couple of years ago...lol


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    Not the first time that people resurrect very old threads.


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    Cool Oops!!

    Sorry guys, but somebody else, like yourselves, might track back and read some of the older threads. I admit I should have looked at the posted date, but anyway, the effort I put into it might not go to complete waste!