The VRC Paddle Club is very excited to be hosting our first distance OC race on Saturday, September 7. The Paddle Section, as IPC, used to host OC 500m sprints that paired with our well-established Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Regatta in May (you guessed it, also 500m). About two years ago, the club didn’t have the manpower to run this race and it was passed across the bay to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club to run. They have been doing a great job, but we are keen to get the VRC back on the Hong Kong outrigger race calendar. Enter the 1st Annual VRC Southside Challenge! It will be the first race on the local OC calendar so at about 15 km is the perfect start.

The race course will be Deep Water Bay to Murray House in Stanley, and back to Deep Water Bay around the back of Round Island. Crews from all paddle clubs in Hong Kong will be invited and will be welcomed at the VRC for a BBQ and post- race awards. Come down to support the VRC race crews or join us for a drink at the BBQ. Stay tuned to the VRC Paddle Club’s Facebook page for more details!