Posted by: Thea van der Westhuizen | November 21, 2010

Hong Kong Dragon Run


Anybody wants to join us 24-27 November in Hong Kong? The event proved itself to be excellent and a few UAE paddlers will be going.  I’m in two minds about this race, and will most probably run with the Chickens instead of the Dragon! But never been to HK and don’t want to miss this brilliant opportunity.


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The Dragon Run

The fourth edition of The Dragon Run will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 27, 2010.

Conditions at this time of the year in Hong Kong are great for paddling. The North East monsoon – the prevailing wind at that time of the year in this part of the world – should provide for some excellent down-wind paddling conditions. If the prevailing winds blow, the proposed race course should consist of mainly down-wind paddling. If “normal” conditions prevail, we would expect a steady NE wind and waist/chest high swell through the down-wind sections. Water temperatures will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with air temperature between 18 and 27 degrees. Though last year was unseasonably cold – just during that weekend – so bring something warm to paddle in just in case.

Race start: Clearwater bay beach, Clearwater bay, Kowloon, 10am Saturday November 27. Race Finish: Stanley Main beach, Hong Kong Island. Transport for skis and paddlers from the Stanley Sea School (also the race finish) to the race start will be provided. Details will be confirmed in due course and at Race Registration.

The use of leg leashes and PFD’s will be compulsory.

Andy Orr –
Rene Appel –
James Shortis –

A diagram of the proposed race course is set out below:

Map of Race


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