Known as Asia’s highest level blue ocean offshore regatta-The 27th ‘Rolex China Sea Race’ was held on April 16, 2014 in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. Set sail and ended successfully in Subic Bay, Philippines. Rolex has been sponsoring this world-class offshore race since 2008.
After 57 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds, 87-year-old Syd Fischer led his 90-foot sailing ship ‘Ragamuffin 90’ to win the ‘line championship’. He has participated in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 45 times and was also the winner of the Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race in 1971. The 74-year-old NeilPryde led the 52-foot ‘HiFi’ to win the ‘IRC Championship’ for the second time in two days, 21 hours, 47 minutes, and defeated TP52 ‘Lucky’ of Bryon Ehrhart by two minutes.
Hi Fi wins “ All-Time IRC Championship ”
Hi Fi owner and captain Neil Pryde is a Hong Kong resident. He has participated in the “Rolex China Sea Regatta” for the first time in 1968 and has won two championships in 1988 and 2010. This victory symbolizes one of the most brilliant achievements of his sailing career. Like Syd Fischer, his love of sailing has never stopped. Neil Pryde said after the game, ‘We have won a lot of awards and this is the most memorable victory. The past few years have not been sailing because of health problems, so today’s results are very important to me. Prove that we can still make a difference. Sailing races have been a part of my life for more than sixty years. I’ve always been racing, and that’s what I always do.
Hi FI to win the IRC Championship
Ragamuffin No. 90 wins ‘Crossing Championship’
Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 was at 564 nautical miles at the beginning of the race and successfully maintained a boat speed of 9 to 1 knot until the last lap, but unfortunately encountered an obstacle. The team could not start for an hour and could only stare at the finish line. Fischer responded to the forecast of the breeze at the dock. ‘Fortunately, we have a good ship, and it will help us even better after modification.’ Captain David Witt added: ‘The 87-year-old Fischer can continue to improve. It’s not easy. Some young people as young as two-year-old were encouraged by him. ‘Although he was delayed before the finish line, he was satisfied with the completion time, pointing out that’ no one would want to enter Subi Bay in the early morning. ‘ The 27th ‘Rolex China Sea Regatta’ gathered in Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, the United States, Australia and other countries. A total of 34 yachts participated in the race. The age ranged from 17 to 87. (Syd Fischer), including at least 20 female sailors, 3 sailing boats with all Hong Kongers, and the Chinese team ‘Sea Wolf’ participating in the offshore race for the first time.
Team Ragamuffin, who won the championship, is fully absorbed in the charge.
Chinese team ‘Sea Wolf’ participating in the offshore race for the first time
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II
Rolex, who has long been inseparable from sailing, has been committed to promoting and popularizing international sailing for many years, and has sponsored a series of world-class sailing events. At the same time, in order to continuously help professional sailors to overcome the changing marine environment, Rolex has launched professional nautical timepieces such as the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master and Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II to encourage sailors to create more Excellent results, breaking the waves at the moment of the gunshot. Like a sailing boat, this professional chronograph certified by the Observatory combines the latest technology with proven tradition. For the first time, the new Yacht-Master II watch uses 904L stainless steel and is equipped with a blue ceramic ring. Designed for professional sailors and yacht lovers, this watch perfectly embodies Rolex’s expertise in precision, function and reliability.
The Yacht-Master II watch has a unique Rolex-developed function-it can set the countdown from 1 to 10 minutes, and through the built-in mechanical memory function, reset the countdown with the same time limit. After the countdown starts, you can adjust it precisely at any time according to the countdown of the conference. The countdown function ideally meets the need for precise timing at critical moments before the start of the regatta. Although it is technically complicated, it is very easy to use. The countdown can be set by rotating the outer ring of the Ring Command. The outer ring of the Ring Command was developed by Rolex to form a new interactive interface between the outer ring and the movement.
Yacht-Master II is designed for professional sailors and yachting enthusiasts, showing the elegance of the king.