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Christmas Party with Wine & Mince Pies Followed by the talk "Cruising Hong Kong: A Glorious Coastal Odyssey"

Guy Nowell
Monday, 13 Dec 2021
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Bonhams, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Though small in area, Hong Kong provides some truly world-class cruising grounds. From the Soko Islands in the south west to Crooked Island in the north east, Hong Kong’s coastal waters provide a richness of cruising experience that is quite unique. In this glorious cruising odyssey of Hong Kong, Guy Nowell takes the audience on a tour of the waters and islands of Hong Kong, from the UNESCO Geopark to Green Egg Island to Tung Ping Chau, just 1 km from the mainland, to remote bays and beaches all over the territory.

In the talk, Guy shows countless beautiful photographs, and gives practical information about anchorages, waterfront and floating restaurants, marine services and much more. There’s also a brief history of Hong Kong’s famous and historic connection to the sea. He gives a fulsome commentary on the geology of the spectacular coastline itself.

This is a talk as much for armchair cruisers, as for those who want to visit these extraordinary places, showing Hong Kong’s finest glories.

Sailor, photographer and writer Guy Nowell has been sailing since he was eight years old, having been pushed out onto a small lake at boarding school in dinghy with the sail rigged upside down. He went on to read Geography at Cambridge University. Guy came to Hong Kong working for an international bank in 1981, but decided that writing and photography were more interesting.

Since then he has sailed almost every kind of craft in Hong Kong, plus blue water trips to the Philippines, China, Singapore and Vietnam, and delivery voyages from Japan and Indonesia. Guy is a contributor to all the major boating magazines in Asia, as well as publications in Australia, USA and the UK. He and his wife, Suzy Rayment, were former owners of Yachtstyle Magazine, as well as being the team that produced the fabulous book Cruising Hong Kong. Cruising Hong Kong is available through www.asiayachtpress.com and at the talk.

Please note that Members and guests need to be fully vaccinated in order to attend this talk. Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$250 for RGS Members and HK$300 for guests and others. The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to Bonhams as Venue Sponsor of this talk.

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to Bonhams as Venue Sponsor of this talk.

The opinions expressed at this event are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect those of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong.     

 This event is going to be held within our understanding of the social distancing rules of the Government then prevailing.  Social distancing regulations are to be observed at all times.

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