Rolex China Sea Race 2021 cancelled amid Covid-19 concerns
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation and continued uncertainty regarding international border openings, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Rolex China Sea Race, due to start on 31 March.
RHKYC Commodore, Denis Martinet, said “we are of course very disappointed having already postponed this blue ribbon event last year. We felt that the situation would have improved sufficiently by March 2021. Yet this is not to be and we feel that it is prudent to cancel. The Club will nevertheless endeavor to organise an independent race around the same dates in full compliance with any restrictions in place. Meanwhile we shall work tirelessly to bring about a fantastic Rolex China Sea Race in 2022 to celebrate its 60th anniversary."
With current quarantine regulations, it is impractical for the Club to conduct an offshore race finishing in Philippines waters. We would like to thank the teams registered for their continuous support. The RHKYC Race Committee, in conjunction with our longstanding partner Rolex, will plan for a better and safer Rolex China Sea Race in 2022.
In the meantime, the Club will continue its preparations for a standalone A to A Offshore Race over Easter 2021 while closely monitoring pandemic developments.