The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF), formerly Hong Kong Yachting Association, is the national authority for the sport of sailing in Hong Kong. Founded as the Hong Kong Yacht Racing Federation in 1962, the HKSF was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1970 under the name Hong Kong Yachting Association. It changed its name to Hong Kong Sailing Federation in 2004 following the change of name of the International Sailing Federation. The HKSF membership consists of individuals, associations and clubs.


The HKSF is affiliated to the World Sailing (ISAF), the Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) and the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC). It also represents interests of the recreational boating and yachting circles of Hong Kong on the Marine Department Committee as well as the interests of Hong Kong sailors to the Hong Kong SAR Government, Leisure and Cultural Services Department etc.


It ensures that yacht racing in Hong Kong is run fairly in accordance with international rules. It publishes the international Racing Rules of Sailing, including the Hong Kong prescriptions, which are invariably referred to in all regatta sailing instructions. It decides on Appeals against Protest Committee decisions or questions on the Racing Rules. It determines the eligibility of, and selects, sailors to represent Hong Kong at international events in particular the Olympic Games, Asian Games.


It certifies clubs and associations as qualified to teach sailing and seamanship, and certifies sailors at various levels of competence. It provides properly trained and qualified officials by organising training courses as required for Sailing Instructors, Race Officers, Judges and Umpires.


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Address                   :            Room 1009, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Telephone                :            (852) 2504 8159    

e-mail                      :            hksf@sailing.org.hk

Website                   :            www.sailing.org.hk

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Last updated 16 November 2019