As in previous years, the long course race will start in Clearwater Bay, and will then proceed SE to the beautiful and rugged Ninepins Islands, then SW past the spectacular Cape D’Aguilar (home of the Hong Kong Marine Reserve) and then to the finish line at the world-renowned tourist destination of Stanley, the home of the famous Stanley Market. The course will cover approximately 24km and, if the seasonal NE monsoon winds are blowing, should see 10-20 knot winds and great downwind but very technical conditions for the majority of the race.
As the race organizers want to maximize downwind racing conditions, the course may be altered to best take advantage of the forecast wind direction on race day.
The course will be approximately 9km for skis and OCs, and will start and finish at the Sea School.
Given that Hong Kong has a tropical climate, water temperatures at that time of year will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with air-temperature between 18 and 27 degrees. However, despite being in the tropics, because we sit on the bottom of the huge land mass that is China, cold snaps are possible so come prepared!
2012 Dragon Run
Here's Rambo's video from last year - Tim Jacobs won convincingly. Naomi Flood took out the women's race.
The prize money purse will again be US$20,000. The prize money break down will be as follows:
Men (Single) – Overall*
* To qualify for prize money, the 2nd-10th place finishers need to finish within 10% of the winner’s time
Women (Single) – Overall**
** To qualify for prize money, the 1st – 3rd place finishers need to finish within 25% of the men’s winning time
1st OC1 Men – US$500
1st OC1 Women – US$500***
** *To qualify for the prize money, the 1st OC1 Woman finisher needs to finish within 25% of the 1st OC1 Men’s winning time
The race entry fee for the Steelcase Dragon Run long course race will be HK$850 (just under US$110). The race entry fee for the Steelcase Dragon Run short course race will be HK$550.00 (approximately US$70.00). These entry fees also cover the cost of the race registration function and post race party where food and beverages will be provided.
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The use of life jackets/PFDs and leg leashes will be compulsory.
A race registration function will take place at the Sea School in Stanley (same venue as last year) at 7pm on Friday November 15th and all participants must attend.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR AGAIN THERE WILL BE NO ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE AT THE SEA SCHOOL.
Check out The Dragon Run race website: http://www.thedragonrun.com.hk/