15 December 2021
Simpson Marine and Beneteau APAC are delighted to announce the second edition of the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong, a flagship sailing event for Beneteau in Asia that will take place on 28-29 May 2022. This popular event brings together Beneteau owners to enjoy a fun packed weekend of sailing in the spectacular setting of Hong Kong.
The inaugural Beneteau Cup Hong Kong, held in May 2021, attracted 21 teams, ranging in size from a First 25s to an Oceanis 51.1. The event brought together Beneteau sailing yacht owners, families, and friends for an exciting two day event that included a Round the Islands coastal race with an evening Gala Dinner at the ABC Middle Island Clubhouse. A Pursuit Race was held on day two, followed by a Sunset Beach BBQ in Tai Tam Bay. The event provided Beneteau owners with an inviting platform to connect or reconnect with one another.
Beneteau’s avant-garde yachts are suited for ocean sailing, spirited racing and relaxed family cruising with performance and comfort. With stylish sailing yacht models ranging from 14 to 62 feet, there is a Beneteau yacht for every occasion. With over 130 years of experience, Beneteau Group is the number one yacht builder in the world with Beneteau Sail and Beneteau Power offering a comprehensive range of yachts for boaters of all levels and experience. The Beneteau Sail division is comprised of the Oceanis and First ranges and One Design Figaro 3.Beneteau has been represented in most of Asia by Simpson Marine for the past 37 years, making it the most long-standing partners for the company.
Hosted by the Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) – the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong 2022 is set to be a two-day regatta with a busy sailing and social programme. This includes two races – An Islands Race on Day One and a Pursuit Race on Day Two. A themed awards Gala Dinner will be staged at ABC Middle Island on Day One and the entire event will be rounded off with an afternoon Awards Ceremony at The Pulse Roof Top Repulse Bay for a gourmet food and drinks after party, including a prize giving and the announcement of the overall Beneteau Cup winner. Guests will be able to enjoy sunset views from this unique location while watching the fleet anchored up in Repulse Bay. This will be an exceptional way to conclude the event and let crews to unwind after an active fun weekend.
“The first Hong Kong edition of the Beneteau Cup was a tremendous success,” says Richard Allen, Simpson Marine Group General Manager. “We attracted an entry of 21 Beneteau yachts along with their owners and more than 200 crew and guests during the two-day regatta. With over 20 prestigious partners to sponsor and support the regatta, a great time was had by all. We expect to see even more entries in 2022 and there is already much anticipation for the 2022 Beneteau Cup as it has already become a firm favourite and was the talk of the town this summer. With the support of the Aberdeen Boat Club, the first edition was a very enjoyable and an entertaining event. The combination of competitive and fun racing and the social atmosphere, combined with fantastic prize presentations and dining experiences, was unforgettable. We had perfect weather conditions and everyone was keen to participate during two days of exciting sailing. We hope to see all Beneteau owners with their crews, friends and family again in 2022 to have a fun time on and off the water!”
“After the success of the first edition of the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong, I am delighted to announce to Beneteau owners that planning for the second edition is already underway in preparation for spring 2022,” says Erwan Her, Beneteau APAC Sales Director. “The 2022 edition will be another fun weekend mixing racing and partying, all organised by Simpson Marine, the Aberdeen Boat Club and Beneteau APAC, with the help of our dedicated partners. The scenic Hong Kong waters are an ideal place for this kind of event, and we believe this new yachting rendezvous is becoming one of the most awaited sailing events in the region. I would like to invite all Beneteau owners and their friends to come celebrate the 2022 edition with the same enthusiasm and happiness we had the pleasure of witnessing last year.”
Just as in 2021, the 2022 event will continue its initiatives to give back to the community. The Beneteau Cup Hong Kong 2022 will support charitable efforts to inspire, motivate and support underprivileged communities and encourage environmental causes and consciousness in Hong Kong.
Mark the date in your nautical calendars and don’t miss the second edition of this flagship event. All Beneteau owners are invited to join Beneteau APAC and Simpson Marine for this fun weekend. Registrations will open in January 2022.
To discover more about the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong please visit the event’s dedicated website – www.beneteaucuphk.com.