Exploring Hong Kongs many out lying islands

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  1. #11

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    I wish I didn't have a 9-5 job otherwise I would have invited myself along.

    On a tangent... talking about Aussie slang - I read online this past week that the current generation (what letter are we up to?) in Australia are actually beginning to sound American... we are a dying breed.


  2. #12

    HK Sailing

    This is certainly inspiring me to buy a yacht here in HK, as there appears to be a few places to travel to.

    I'm on a long corporate waiting list at a couple of yacht clubs

    How practical and expensive is it to keep a yacht here in HK? I haven't found any info on marina etc costs on google.

    Looking forward to sailing

    Cheers,
    - Steve


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Nice one beachball, are you crewing/skippering a 32 footer or a 12 metre racing class ?

    I have competed in a couple of Regatta's conducted by HHYC. We were often first across the finish, but due to class handicap, ended up 3rd or 4th.

    Sailing out of Shelter Cove will be pretty awesome. Perfect weather for it.
    A 12 meter racer-cruiser.

    Do you mean the HHYC Typhoon Series? I did some of the races last year, but have missed all the ones so far this year due to work commitments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velniukas:
    This is certainly inspiring me to buy a yacht here in HK, as there appears to be a few places to travel to.

    I'm on a long corporate waiting list at a couple of yacht clubs

    How practical and expensive is it to keep a yacht here in HK? I haven't found any info on marina etc costs on google.

    Looking forward to sailing

    Cheers,
    - Steve
    The web-sites for the RHKYC and the HHYC have some information on mooring rates. Other cost items:
    • Boat boys/ladies seem to start around HKD1,200 per month (part-time) - increasing with skill level (and potentially less for more limited scope of work).
    • Insurance ~1% per annum of the value insured.
    • Marine diesel used to be HKD9-10 per liter, but has gone up somewhat recently, I believe
    • Maintenance and depreciation: If you have to ask...

  5. #15

    Thanks - I have found some useful information there.

    Now to go window shopping for a boat haha

    Steve


  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Ha Ha Zen, I'm glad you enjoyed that.

    You should get down to Sai Kung ( town ) water front and hire a sampan, or junk with a few of your buddies, take along some picnic food and beverages, and get out there. There are 2 supermarkets 5 minutes walk from the water front too. Makes it even easier....

    We have the weather for it at the moment, might as well make use of what little we get to enjoy.
    Nice video. Enjoyed that.

    Yes, I have jumped on a boat at Sai Kung and headed off to one of the local islands. $20HK return and frequent boats there and back. Just ask along the docks where they go.

    Also took a boat from Tai O, Lantau Island out to General Rock but you just go out and back. We got the ride for $18HK but I think others paid 20.
    Last edited by Football16; 06-07-2008 at 09:02 AM.