In less than three weeks, the 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race 2022 will be held on 22nd and 23rd October.
The 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race is an annual event run by the club, key sponsors, local businesses, charities, members, sailors, and schools for the benefit of local charities. First held in 2002, this annual event has raised over $12 million for the “Children’s Cancer Foundation” and other four charities.
Sailors of all ages and skill levels race in teams to complete the most laps in 24 hours around a certain course in Pak Sha Wan Bay with stops to change crews at intervals throughout the race. It has become the biggest endurance dinghy race in Hong Kong and the only one of its kind in South East Asia.
The onshore race village with live entertainment and other attractions means a large number of visitors come to try out different entertainment activities eg. face painting, bouncy castle, have a drink, get some food and enjoy the carnival atmosphere.