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Hong Kong Team SHK/Scallywag in Volvo Ocean Race

Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag Rejoins Volvo Ocean Race

Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, proudly supported by BrandHK in the Volvo Ocean Race, rejoins this gruelling round-the-world challenge in Itajai, Brazil for the remaining four stages of the event which concludes in The Hague in June. Racing on in memory and honour of sailor John Fisher, who was tragically lost a sea during Leg 7 of the race, the Scallywaggers are committed to upholding the team’s "never give up" spirit. Victorious in Leg 4 to their "home port" of Hong Kong in January, SHK/Scallywag is the first team to represent Asia’s world city in the Volvo Ocean Race and BrandHK is delighted to be on board as a supporting organisation.

Volvo Ocean Race and Race Festival - Hong Kong Stopover

The prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, one of the toughest sports events in the world, came to Hong Kong for the first time in January 2018, with the Hong Kong stopover held from 17 to 31 January.

It is also the first time in the 44-year history of the race that a team representing Hong Kong is taking part in Volvo Ocean Race, with Team SHK/Scallywag carrying Hong Kong's hopes during eight months of intense competition.

As one of the host cities for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, Hong Kong staged a Race Festival from January 17-31 at Kai Tak Runway Park. Open to the public free of charge, the Race Festival included sailing races and activities, concerts, entertainment, exhibitions, and corporate hospitality. Around 450 volunteers have been involved in running the event.

The Scallywag Story

Team SHK/Scallywag is competing in their first Volvo Ocean Race with experienced skipper David Witt at the helm. Scallywag's story began in 2014 when Hong Kong businessman Lee Seng Huang, executive chairman of the investment and finance firm Sun Hung Kai & Co, bought the super-maxi formerly known as Ragamuffin from renowned Australian sailor Syd Fischer.

Named by Lee's then five-year-old daughter (after their first boat, a 55ft cruiser) Scallywag has enjoyed great success, including record-breaking performances in the 2016 Sydney-Hobart Race and the Hong Kong to Hainan Race. Scallywag also holds the Groupama Around New Caledonia race record.

The yacht has just undergone a major refit and is ready to take on the world's best yachts and crew in more iconic events.

For the Volvo Ocean Race, Lee has again teamed up with his trusted skipper David Witt to promote their shared vision of putting Hong Kong firmly on the international sailing map.

The Volvo Ocean Race represents the biggest challenge yet for the Scallywag team and her dedicated multinational crew of expert sailors.

The "Flying Dragon"

Powering its way across the ocean, Scallywag's Hong Kong connection is clear to see. Look out for her sails during the Volvo Ocean Race - they feature the image of a stylised "flying dragon" which represents Hong Kong's brand identity as Asia's world city.

Join Brand Hong Kong and Team SHK/Scallywag on this monumental adventure.

View Scallywag's videos on BrandHK's Youtube channel.

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Press Releases

Jan 17, 2018 Speech by CS at Cocktail Welcome Reception of the Volvo Ocean Race-Hong Kong Stopover (English only)
Jan 12, 2018 Hong Kong to host landmark Ocean Summit
Jan 8, 2018 Cantopop stars Sammi Cheng, Gin Lee and Ellen Loo headline Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong
Jan 3, 2018 Volvo Ocean Race teams head to Hong Kong from Melbourne (with photo)
Oct 22, 2017 Countdown begins to Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong
Oct 20, 2017 BrandHK on board with HK's SHK Scallywag for Volvo Ocean Race (with photo)
Oct 19, 2017 Witt and Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag chart a new future ahead of Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong

Media Stories

Yachting World
(Jan 1, 2018)
Hong Kong rides the crest of a wave as it hosts the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time ever
Australian Sailing
(Dec 30, 2017)
Hong Kong: Riding the crest of a wave
Sailing World
(Dec 20, 2017)
Hong Kong: Riding the crest of a wave
South China Morning Post
(Nov 3, 2017)
Scallywag proud to represent Hong Kong in thrilling Volvo Ocean Race

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Quick Links

Track Team Base SHK/Scallywag's progress: www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raceblog.html
More on the Hong Kong Stopover: www.volvooceanracehk.com/news/
Team SHK/Scallywag website: www.volvooceanrace.com/en/teams/Team-Sun-Hung-Kai-Scallywag.html
Volvo Ocean Race - Hong Kong
Stopover & Race Festival website:
www.volvooceanracehk.com
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