Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club


Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Chinese: 香港遊艇會) is a Hong Kong sports club for sailing and rowing.Founded as Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club in1890 and became the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 1894.

It is one of the few local institutions which kept its Royal name after Hong Kong's handover to the People's Republic of China in 1997.

Early members were British only and military personnel on the board. Today, members are a mix of British expatriates and local Chinese.

Facilities

The main buildings of the club are located by Victoria Harbour on the former Kellett Island, now part of Causeway Bay. The Clubhouse was built on the foundations of the old Naval Powder Magazine. It was moved there in 1938 [ [http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/default.aspx?c=131 History of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club] ] .

Prior to that, it was located at 12 Oil Street, in North Point before reclamation [ [http://www.csb.gov.hk/hkgcsb/csn/csn61/61e/know_1b.html "Civil Service Newsletter", issue no. 61] ] . The Former Clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at Oil Street is a Grade II historic building.

In addition to Kellett Island, the club has two other clubhouses: [ [http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/default.aspx?c=273 One Club, Three Clubhouses] ]
* on Middle Island
* in Shelter Cove, Sai Kung

References

External links

* [http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/ Official Site]


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