Hebe Haven YC and now Broadband TV have raised an estimated HK$700,000 for the Children's Cancer Fund and Sai Kung's Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

Hebe Haven Yacht Club and main sponsor now Broadband TV have raised an estimated HK$700,000 for the Children’s Cancer Fund and Sai Kung’s Senior Citizen Home Safety Association following a successful Third Annual 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race, which was held over the weekend of 15-16 October.

Over 400 competitors manned 25 boats in shifts over the duration of the race which began at 1500 Saturday. Racers were subjected to a variety of wind conditions during their sail around the 1km course. The event’s most prominent participant was the winner of two Olympic gold medals for Women’s Sailing, the UK’s Shirley Robertson.

Taking top honors over the weekend regatta for the third year in a row was Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s CouldaDoneBetter team. Coming in a close second was Shirley Robertson ‘s Team Struan. The host club’s team of junior sailors, the Hebe Hooligans, also swept most of the individual boat class honors.

Local teams were represented by all the major Yacht Clubs in Hong Kong (HHYC, RHKYC who very supportively made their dinghies available for the event and ABC), as well as organizations including the Sail Training Association, Outward Bound, Australian International School, KGV and Clearwater Bay School, along with corporate sponsors such as Links Relocation and Colliers International.