2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – St Patrick’s Day Downwind

Congratulations to everyone who raced yesterday in the first St Patrick’s Day Downwind and well done to Messan, Andy W, Shaun A & Shawn B, Shaky & Iwona, Jess, and Scott for wining their respective categories. The results are ONLINE.

There were reasonable conditions with some good bumps but navigation from the Nine Pins to the White Paint at Tung Lung was one of the main challenges.

Thank you to Benny and Shaun A for the boat transport, and to those who volunteered and helped with registration, race timing, photography, and iPad magic – Jen, Barbara, Aliette, Lena, Christian, Gary, Imei, Alice, Lee W, Martha, Julie D, and Steve T. 

Race 4 of the 2017 series for Division A paddlers only is on Saturday, 1 April, followed by the 4th Hong Kong Coastal Relay on the Public Holiday on Tuesday, 4 April.

2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – Race 3

Congratulations to everyone who raced this morning in the third race of the 2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series and well done to Gina, Shaun A, Erin and Alex for grabbing the points in the surfski and OC1 Long Course categories.

The Race 3 results online now. If there are any corrections please let me know.

It was a good run to (near to) Murray House and back on the Long Course and thank you to Emily and Eelco for identifying a moored boat to turn on to avoid Buoygate.

Thank you also to Nick, Niall and YC for the ribs, Puss, Benny, and James for the new buoys, Puss and Christian for the new super banner, and to those who volunteered and helped with registration, race timing, photography, drones and iPad magic – Imei, Karen, Alannah, Alice, Jennie, Beck, Julia, Olivia, Eric, Franck, Steve and Paddy. Please do put your hands up to help with the races this year.

The St Patrick’s Day Downwind is on Saturday, 18 March, and Race 4 of the 2017 series for Division A paddlers only is on Saturday, 1 April, followed by the 4th Hong Kong Coastal Relay on the Public Holiday on Tuesday, 4 April.

2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – Race 2 and Valentine’s Day His & Hers Race

Congratulations to everyone who raced on Saturday in the second race of the 2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series and well done to Gina, Andrew W, Francesca and Puss for grabbing the points in the surfski and OC1 Long Course categories.

The Valentine’s Day His & Hers results are attached (the Hot Date strategists almost got the overall prize but Cupid triumphed and showed that love is still blind) and the Race 2 results are here.

Thank you to those who volunteered and helped with registration, race timing, support boats, iPad magic, and post-race Paisano’s pizza, mulled wine and Cupid’s prizes –Ingrid, Imei, Karen, Alannah, Bao Anh and Adidas, Nick, Riitta, Tatjana, Noelle and Benny. Please do put your hands up to help with the races this year.

Race 3 is on 4 March and the Long Course will be to Murray House and back and the Short Course around Round Island (now that everyone has started training!).

See you in 3 weeks!

Download 2017 His & Hers Category results

2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – Race 1

Apologies for the delay; a few finish line technicalities.

Congratulations to everyone who raced yesterday in the first race of the 2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series and well done to Lee W, Francesca, Shaun A and Puss for grabbing the points in the surfski and OC1 Long Course categories.

Results are here.

Thank you to the volunteers – Bruce, Lina, Karen, Winnie, Beck, Alana, Geoff and Niall, and YC for the support boat.

Race 2 is on 11 February and is also the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day His & Hers Race, which will be followed by mulled wine and pizza at Cupid’s post-race prize giving.

See you in 3 weeks and Happy Chinese New Year.

2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – Christmas Burnoff Race

Congratulations to everyone who raced yesterday in the pre-season race of the 2017 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series.

Results are here

Thank you to the volunteers – Jen, Bruce, Lina, Arnie, Harkin and Iona, and YC for the rib – and Zolfo Cooper for returning as the 2017 series sponsor.

 

 

 

 

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Aloha

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2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – Race 11 (PFS II)

Congratulations to everyone who raced on Saturday in the last race of the 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series, particularly Andy C, Shaun A, Francesca and Riitta for winning their categories. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank yous

  • To those who volunteered and helped with registration, race timing, support boats, photography, catering, tunes, and iPad magic – Jen, Imei, Bruce, Nick and Mark from YC for the rib, Benny, Doan, Jeremy, Christian, Puss, Stephen A, Eva, BaoAnh, Elena, Tim, Arnie, Gary, Tats, Barbara, Aliette and Noelle (apologies if anyone has been missed).
  • To the sponsors and prize donors – particularly Zolfo Cooper the 2016 series sponsor, ASC Fine Wines, Indigo, Milawa olive oil and Walkabout Apiaries honey, and Hong Kong Beer Company.
  • To Puss and Shu for the medals and plaques.

Results including annual awards

 

Photos will be on our Facebook page soon and the VRC YouTube page

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2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series – Race 10 (PFS I)

Well done to everyone who raced on Saturday particularly Andy C, Shaun A, Jen and Claudia for winning their categories. It was tough, technical in parts and there was some great surf.

Results, thank yous, photos and videos

The Race 10 results are here and the interim 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series Standings have been updated and are here.

Thank you to the volunteers and those who helped with boat transport: Imei, Florence, Erwann, Jennie, Julie and George, Benny, Alex, Shaun, Scott and Robert, and, of course, Eric for flying his drone.

Photos will be on the VRC Race Series home page and our Facebook page very soon, if they’re not there already.

Also, the VRC YouTube page has videos from the Race Series and other events and will have the Race 10 videos soon.

Next Event & Annual Awards

Race 11 and the last race of the 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series is on 5 November and all courses will finish at the VRC. The start location for the Long Course will be determined based on the conditions.

The 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series annual awards and prize giving will be held at the VRC after the race. So please plan on sticking around and celebrating another great year of racing.

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2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series Race 09 & Southside Challenge

Well done to everyone who raced in the 4th annual Zolfo Cooper Southside Challenge on Saturday, particularly those new to OC6 racing and those who raced twice to get 24+km in.

Results, thank yous, photos and videos

Race 9 and OC6 Short Course Race 1 results

Interim 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series Standings have been updated

With such tight racing there may be some finish order or timing corrections required. Please let us know.

 

The Zolfo Cooper Southside Challenge OC6 Long Course

Thank you to those who volunteered and helped, there were a lot (and if we’ve missed anyone, apologies, you know who you are):

Registration: Jen, Imei, Mark W, Rebecca, Melody.

Start/Finish Line: Imei, Carlos, Jeremy, and quite a few others, you know who you are.

Support boats: Benny, Peter A, Iona Gladstone, Steve P, Jakki, Peter A, Franck T, Angela, Alice

F&B: Tats, Vlad, Mark W, Lina, Doan, Pradeesh

Drones & photography: Jack Seymour, Franck T, Tim F, Nick B, Alex, Peter A, Iona Gladstone

Prize giving: Jen, Alex, Julie D

Tunes: Christian, Wavey

Photos will be on the VRC Race Series homepage and our Facebook page very soon, if they’re not there already.

Also, the VRC YouTube page has videos from the Race Series and other events and will have the R9 and Southside Challenge videos soon.

Next Event

Race 10 of the 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series has been moved to Saturday 24 September to avoid potential family conflicts with the public holiday on 1 October and with those going to Molokai Hoe. The race(s) will finish in Shek O as originally planned. The start location for the Long Course will be determined based on the conditions.

More details will be sent shortly.

2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series Race 08 & Deep Water Rumble

It was a hot & fun day of racing!  We started with small boats & SUP’s in Zolfo Cooper VRC Series Race 8. We continued racing in OC6’s for the Deepwater Rumble: Rookies first, then Big Boys and Big Girls.  We ended with a character-building “Hulithon” and ohana-building BBQ with good folks from Lamma, RHKYC, HKOCC plus the usual SS, OC1/2 & SUP regulars and some rookies new to the sport we all love.

 

 

 

Results

Race 8 (small boats & SUP’s)

Rookie Rumble: (1) VRC  (2) Lamma OCC  (3) HKOCC

Big Boy Rumble: (1) VRC – Lee  (2) Lamma OCC  (3) VRC – Steve

Big Girl Rumble: (1) VRC – Lee  (2) Lamma OCC  (3) VRC – Martha

HuliThon: (1) Royal HK Yacht Club  (2) Lantau Boat Club  (3) VRC

Photos will be on the new series home page at https://vrcpaddleclub.com/category/vrc-race-series and our Facebook page soon.

Also, the VRC YouTube page is up and running at and has videos from the Race Series and other events.

Next Event

Sept 3 will be the  VRC Series Race 9 & Southside Challenge with BBQ at VRC to follow.  Distances extend to 12.5km  & 15km with short courses of 7.5 & 3.7km.

More details will be sent shortly.

Pictures

2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series Race 07 – 2016 Waterman & Waterwoman mini-series

Well done to everyone who raced in the heat and unfortunately the trash in Deepwater Bay on Saturday.

Results

The results for Races 7a and 7b are here and here

For the Waterman & Waterwoman mini-series, for those who competed in all 4 races the Final Standings are here:

 

And the 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series Interim Standings have been updated and are here

Congratulations to the Waterman and Waterwoman, and OC1 and Surfski Elitisto and Elitista winners.

Thankyous

Thank you to those who volunteered and helped with registration, race timing, support boat, iPad magic and the bbq – Alex, Lindsay, Jenn A, Ingrid, Martha, Tatjana, Marion, Chris, Lance, Christian, Michael, Pascale, Jean-Louis and Nick C.  Please do put your hands up to help with the rest of the races this year.

Next Event

Race 8 of the 2016 Zolfo Cooper VRC Race Series and Deep Water Bay Rumble is on Saturday 6 August (Long Course – Round Island, Short & SUP Course – Middle Island).