Hong Kong has some of the most exciting and challenging sailing in South-East Asia, with 1 Olympic gold medal, 3 months of winter monsoon, 7 marinas, 12 annual overseas regattas, 263 islands and 733 km of coast line to show for it.
Having stayed on boats ever since he landed in Hong Kong in 2013, the Boater soon acquired a taste for life on the water: the sea breeze, the open skies, the daily ritual of the sampans and the blessed peace at the end of a long and busy day in the city.
Boats for angling and boats for blue-water fishing, boats for water skiing and for wakeboarding, boats for showing off, for having parties, for sailing over to the islands for dinner and for overnighting in Double Haven: Hong Kong is home to all forms and sizes of motor boats and yachts.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.”
A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise.”
For all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.”
The sea, our great sweet mother.”
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head.”
…and in a moment they heard the soldiers shouting : “Thalatta! The Sea!””
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.”
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.”