Youngest skipper to take on the 2018 Rolex China Sea Race!勞力士中國海帆船賽2018最年輕的船長

March 26, 2018

 @RHKYC / Naomi Rebecca – Gordon Liu

 

 

Celebrating his 25th birthday on the eve of the Race, Gordon Liu may be one of the youngest skippers in Rolex China Sea Race history. Gordon, a fresh graduate from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, will make the crossing on the Sydney 38 Kingsman with his crew of seven.  Kingsman is co-owned and supported by Cowen Chiu, Gordon’s Godfather and Chairman of the Hong Kong Sea School.

 

參賽選手廖羲信 (Gordon Liu) 將於比賽前夕慶祝25歲生日,他很有可能是勞力士中國海帆船賽有史以來最年輕的一位船長。Gordon剛於紐卡素諾山比亞大學畢業,他將與其餘7名隊友以Sydney 38 Kingsman號出戰;Kingsman號由Gordon的教父 - 香港航海學校主席趙不求先生共同擁有。

 

参赛选手廖羲信 (Gordon Liu) 将于比赛前夕庆祝25岁生日,他很有可能是劳力士中国海帆船赛有史以来最年轻的一位船长。 Gordon刚于纽卡素诺山比亚大学毕业,他将与其余7名队友以Sydney 38 Kingsman号出战;Kingsman号由Gordon的教父 - 香港航海学校主席赵不求先生共同拥有。


Gordon caught the sailing bug in Hong Kong, “I started sailing in 2000 when Optimists were first introduced to the Tai Tam Scout Centre. The Hong Kong Island Region of the Scout Association of Hong Kong held their very first youth sail training lessons and I was one of the participants. I remember there was a sudden thunderstorm and the instructor asked us to sail back while he was recovering some capsized Optimists. It was very windy which frightened me at first but I soon realised that the only way to get myself out from the situation was to take control of the boat and sail back in. Once the boat was under control, it was not scary after all. These principles continue to play an important part in my life and sailing; if you are in an unwanted situation take control and deal with it.”

 

Gordon首次接觸帆船運動是在香港:「我於2000年開始航海,當時大潭童軍中心首次引入樂天型帆船;香港童軍總會香港島分區舉辦了第一屆青少年帆船培訓課程,我便是其中一名學員。記得有一次在課堂時突然出現雷陣雨,教練忙著協助其他翻船的同學的同時,他嚷我們盡快回航。當時大風大浪海面情況讓我感到十分害怕。但我很快便意識到,讓自己擺脫困境的唯一方法是控制船隻,並迅速回航。把船隻控制後,我不再感到恐慌。其後這更成為我對航海和生活的一種態度;當處於一個不安狀態時,務必主動控制事情並採取適當的處理方法。」

 

Gordon首次接触帆船运动是在香港:「我于2000年开始航海,当时大潭童军中心首次引入乐天型帆船;香港童军总会香港岛分区举办了第一届青少年帆船培训课程,我便是其中一名学员。记得有一次在课堂时突然出现雷阵雨,教练忙着协助其他翻船的同学的同时,他嚷我们尽快回航。当时大风大浪海面情况让我感到十分害怕。但我很快便意识到,让自己摆脱困境的唯一方法是控制船只,并迅速回航。把船只控制后,我不再感到恐慌。其后这更成为我对航海和生活的一种态度;当处于一个不安状态时,务必主动控制事情并采取适当的处理方法。」


This will be Gordon’s very first offshore race as skipper and his crew is made up of a combination of experienced sailors and university students. Gordon’s experience comes from offshore passage cruising and he has acquired a few thousand miles as skipper thanks to cruises between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Pangkor, Langkawi and Phuket. 

 

Gordon將首次以船長身份參加離岸賽事,他的隊員由經驗豐富的帆船運動員和大學生組成。Gordon作為船長或船員所累積的離岸航海經驗達數千海浬,他曾航行至香港、台灣、菲律賓、亞庇、新加坡、邦咯島、浮羅交怡和布吉等地。

 

Gordon将首次以船长身份参加离岸赛事,他的队员由经验丰富的帆船运动员和大学生组成。 Gordon作为船长或船员所累积的离岸航海经验达数千海浬,他曾航行至香港、台湾、菲律宾、亚庇、新加坡、邦咯岛、浮罗交怡和布吉等地。
 
“As a skipper and co-owner, the biggest challenge has been to build a strong offshore team and knowing our limits. There has been lots of training to get the team and boat prepared.” he said.

 

他亦說到:「作為船長和合夥人,最大的挑戰是要建立一支有實力的離岸賽團隊,並且要了解我們的極限。我們需在賽前進行多項訓練及為船隻作最好的準備。」

 

他亦说到:「作为船长和合伙人,最大的挑战是要建立一支有实力的离岸赛团队,并且要了解我们的极限。我们需在赛前进行多项训练及为船只作最好的准备。」


Kingsman (previously called Stella owned by Roland Buser (2008) and then Fred Kinmonth (2004)) has taken part in two previous editions of the China Sea Race, placing 3rd in her division and 10th Overall in 2008 and 7th in division and 7th overall in 2004.

 

Kingsman號 (早前名為Stella號,2004年由Fred Kinmonth擁有,其後於2008年改由 Roland Buser擁有) 曾出戰兩屆中國海帆船賽,在2008年時在分組賽中得第3,總排名第10;而在2004年的比賽中,則在分組賽中得第7,總排名第7。

 

Kingsman号 (早前名为Stella号,2004年由Fred Kinmonth拥有,其后于2008年改由Roland Buser拥有) 曾出战​​两届中国海帆船赛,在2008年时在分组赛中得第3,总排名第10;而在2004年的比赛中,则在分组赛中得第7,总排名第7。


In closing, we asked Gordon how the boat name came about and if Kingsman was his favourite movie, “Kingsman is a good movie, I like it. We came up with different options, and when Karl Kwok, owner of MOD Beau Geste (who is also racing in the 2018 Rolex China Sea Race), came up with the name Kingsman. We all liked it!

 

最後,問到Gordon船名是怎樣得來,例如Kingsman是否他最喜歡的電影,他指「Kingsman 是一部很好的電影,我很喜歡它。我們也有想過其他不同名字,但當MOD Beau Geste號(2018勞力士中國海帆船賽其中一艘賽船)船主郭志樑先生提議Kingsman 時,我們全都十分喜歡!」

 

最后,问到Gordon船名是怎样得来,例如Kingsman是否他最喜欢的电影,他指「Kingsman 是一部很好的电影,我很喜欢它。我们也有想过其他不同名字,但当MOD Beau Geste号(2018劳力士中国海帆船赛其中一艘赛船)船主郭志梁先生提议Kingsman 时,我们全都十分喜欢!」

 @RHKYC / Guy Nowell – Kingsman


 

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