Simpson Marine & Beneteau Launch Beneteau Cup Hong Kong

By Jenna Mehdi

Simpson Marine and Beneteau Asia have announced the launch of the first Beneteau Cup Hong Kong. The regatta, planned for 15th and 16th May 2021, is set to be a new flagship sailing event for Beneteau in Asia.

With over 137 years of experience, prestigious French shipbuilding group Beneteau is also parent to iconic brands such as Monte Carlo Yachts. The group’s trademark Beneteau has been a longstanding partner for Simpson Marine for the past 35 years, and boasts nearly 45 high-performance models in its range. 

The Beneteau Cup Hong Kong will be a two-day regatta hosted by the Aberdeen Boat Club with a busy sailing and social programme. These include two races - Island Race on Day 1 and Pursuit Race on Day 2 - in the HKPN and Family Classes, with an evening Awards Dinner ceremony complete with live music at the clubhouse. The venue will be decked out with island-themed ‘French Antilles’. There will be a ‘Best Dressed Crew’ award presented to the most imaginative team on the night. 

Rounding off the event, there will be a friendly beach barbeque on one of Hong Kong’s many islands after Day 2, where prizegiving will be announced. 

Simpson Marine is looking forward to establishing a new sailing tradition in Hong Kong with the inaugural event. 

“We are happy to be launching this new fun regatta for all Beneteau owners in Hong Kong,” says Richard Allen, Simpson Marine Group General Manager. “There are Beneteau Cups taking place all over the world but we have never had a dedicated Beneteau Owners event in Hong Kong and that had to change! With the support of Beneteau and the Aberdeen Boat Club we would like to invite all Beneteau owners with their crew, friends and family to the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong 2021.” 

The Beneteau Cup Hong Kong will support Splash Foundation, the only charitable organisation based in Hong Kong teaching under-resourced communities how to swim.

"We are happy to be launching this new fun regatta for all Beneteau owners in Hong Kong. "

Richard Allen, Simpson Marine Group General Manager

"We are happy to be launching this new fun regatta for all Beneteau owners in Hong Kong. "

Richard Allen, Simpson Marine Group General Manager
By Jenna Mehdi