Kowloon

“The waves continue to pound the shores but the annual event has ended.” This opening sentence is used to describe the 2014 Hong Kong Windsurfing Circuit, Kowloon Windsurfing Championships. The event was held on 20th and 21st of December. The venue of competition this year was different from that of previous years. We have attempted or intended to break the monotonic tradition.

We selected the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as the venue to hold the Kowloon Windsurfing Championships, the last leg of the Hong Kong Circuit. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was enchanting and with spacious ground making you feel refreshing. It was very suitable for windsurfing competition.

Going back to the event, it was sunny on the first day. The temperature was about 14 degrees. The wind speed was quite stable. North wind blew at 7 to 10 knots. To race at such wind speed, all racers were able to complete successfully all the races on the first day. On the next day, the weather was same as the day before but the wind was significantly increased. We could see small white horses at some distant. Wind speed was about 9 to 13 knots. To race under such sunny environment and wind speed, competitors were energetic. Two races were soon finished in the morning. Five races in total were held as scheduled in these two days.

As in the past, prize giving to the winners of the event was held after lunch. Of course, the final lucky draw was an important link. We had invited Mrs. Yuen, Director of Student Affairs Office of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as the guest for the prize giving and the lucky draw. She helped us to give the medals to the winning athletes and draw prize for the participants. All lucky draw winners laughed happily. Whether winning or not, we all happily left the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where we held the windsurfing event.

To conclude this Kowloon Circuit holding successfully at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology depends on years of collaboration between a group of voluntary helpers who sacrificed their precious private time to assist and all WAHK staff. They do not differentiate between you and I. They co-operate to complete all the races of this circuit event. I on behalf of all members of Kowloon Fleet thank you for your support for all the years. We also thank Mrs. Yuen, Director of Student Affairs Office of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and also Mr. Ng Ka Yin and Mr. Chan Yim Wai for their co-operation and support. I hope to see your smiling faces again here again in the year of 2015.