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.
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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