Southeast Asia Pilot by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

Incorporating the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia… and more

Southeast Asia Pilot by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

Hong Kong

This chapter covers Hong Kong Island and what were formerly the New Territories before Hong Kong became a special administrative region of China in 1997. In all there are over 200 islands, many uninhabited, scattered around the densely populated Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

Despite this, the area is not noted for being a particularly spectacular cruising destination, but it does have a large boat population in many marinas and is an excellent centre for marine services and supplies. Most of the sailing activity is based around weekend racing and harbour cruising.

Hong Kong is well known for typhoons. Despite this, there has always been massive boating activity. The scattering of smaller islands results in many sheltered coves and anchorages, which are designated as typhoon shelters. Weather forecasting is easily accessible and accurate.

Hong Kong

Anchorages in Hong Kong
Below, we list the main anchorage locations for Hong Kong that are featured in the book. For a complete list of all 533 anchorage locations, go to Southeast Asia Pilot index
East of Hong Kong
  • ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB
  • ABERDEEN MARINA CLUB
  • MARINA CLUB DISCOVERY BAY
  • GOLD COAST YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB
  • HONG KONG MARINA
  • HEBE HAVEN YACHT CLUB

Typhoon shelters

There are a number of designated typhoon shelters, some of which are listed below.

Aberdeen Harbour 22°15N, 114°09E

Rambler Channel 22°21.4N, 114°06.8E

Yim Tin Tsai 22°22.7N, 114°18.5E

Taipo Boat Club 22°26N, 114°13E

Hei Ling Chau 22°15N, 114°02E

Castle Peak Bay 22°22.6N, 113°58.4E

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While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.

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