2017 Ocean Racing World Championships Bulletin

Message from Our President – Mr. Anthony Chan Wai-lun, MH, JP

To : National Federations

On behalf of the Hong Kong Canoe Union, it is my pleasure to inform you that the 3rd Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships and 1st Canoe Ocean Racing Asian Championships will be held between 18th (Saturday) &  19th November 2017 (Sunday) at Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong.

It is our honor to extend this invitation to your Federation to take part in these tournaments. Your participation will certainly alight on and make these tournaments colorful besides enlightening our existing brotherhood.

Thank you for your attention and we are looking forward to seeing you in Hong Kong.

Yours faithfully,

(Mr. Anthony Chan Wai-lun, MH, JP)

President of Hong Kong Canoe Union

Bulletin #1

Introduction

Hong Kong Canoe Union is honored to host the 2017 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships and ACC Canoe Ocean Racing Asian Championships in Hong Kong to be held between 18th & 19th November 2017.

About Hong Kong (www.discoverhongkong.com)

-Weather : Autumn (November & December)

There are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Many people regard these as the best months of the year to visit Hong Kong.

Average Temperature: 19°C – 28°C (www.weather.gov.hk)

-Time Zones : UTC +8

 -Visa: Nationals of most countries and regions do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong for tourism and can stay for periods varying from seven to 180 days, depending on nationality. If you’re unsure of your status, please check with any Chinese Embassy or Consulate General of the People Republic of China in the applicant’s country.  You can also find further details about visa requirement through HKSARG website at www.immigration.gov.hk

-Currency

The legal tender in Hong Kong is Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) which is pegged to the US Dollars (USD) at a rate of 7.8 HKD to 1 USD.  You can change your currency at authorized money exchanger.

-Electricity and voltage

The standard of electrical voltage in HKG is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipment at most convenience stores.

-Accommodation

In Hong Kong, you can hang your hat in modest guesthouses, youth hostels, palatial hotels, chic boutiques, and mid-range comfort – in the heart of the city or away from it all. With over 72,000 rooms in over 200 hotels, you’re sure to find the perfect place for you (and your hat).

Course

Around 22km (From Clearwater Bay to Stanley)

**Course may be changed at short notice to suit the conditions on the day of the race.

Clearwater Bay(Start Point) 

Ninepin Group 

Tung Lung Chau

Cape D'Aguilar 

 General information

Venue:

From Clear Water Bay

to Stanley Beach, Hong Kong

Competition Date:

18-19 November 2017

 Schedule:

 

Tuesday

 14Nov

 

Teams Arrival

Wednesday

 15.Nov

0900-1700

Team Arrival /Training

Thursday

 16Nov

0900-1700

Team Arrival /Training

Friday

 17Nov

09:00-17:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

16:00-19:00

Team Training

 

Team Leaders Meeting

ITO and NTO Meeting

 

**Opening Ceremony

Saturday

18Nov

10:30

13:00

** Competition TBC

Medal Presentation

Sunday

19Nov

10:30

13:00

18:00

Competition TBC

TBC

Medal Presentation

Farewell Party

Monday

20Nov

 

Teams departure

Event Categories

Men(SS1)

 - Junior

 - U23

 - Open

 - Master (40/ 45/ 50/ 55/ 60+)

Women(SS1)

- Junior

 - U23

 - Open

 - Master (40/ 45/ 50/ 55/ 60+)

Entry Fee

USD 110 per person

Rules

ICF Canoe Ocean Racing Competition Rules

(Any amendments will be announced in the leaders’ meeting)

Pre-event Meeting

17 November 2017

including leaders’ meeting, accreditation of athletes and equipment

Deadlines

Preliminary Entry

30 May 2017

Numerical Entry

31 June 2017

Nominal Entry

15 August 2017

Final Entry

15 September 2017

 

Accommodation

Hotel Information will be included a.s.a.p.

The useful information for accommodation, please visit at

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan-your-trip/accommodation/index.jsp

Payment

Payment Due Date –15 September 2017

Payment information:

Beneficiary Bank:

HSBC Hong Kong

Beneficiary Name:

Hong Kong Canoe Union Limited

Account Number:

600-349351-001

SWIFT:

HSBCHKHHHKH

Clearing Code

372

 All bank fees for the bank transfer will be paid by the sender.

You are kindly requested to send a copy of the bank confirmation after remittance to the following e-mail:

[email protected]

Enquiry

Preliminary, Numerical and Nominal entries have to be made only online via the ICF SDP (ISIS) system -follow the link ; https://icf.msl.es/icf/main.jsp

Organizing Committee

Official E-mail:

[email protected]