Based at the end of Discovery Bay beach, Lantau Boat Club caters for non-powered water sports, specifically sailing (catamarans and dinghies), paddling (outrigger canoes, surfskis, kayaks), and coastal rowing (singles, pairs, quads). Located on a gently sloping sandy beach, it is an ideal location for sailing, paddling, and rowing in the warm waters of Hong Kong.
Run entirely on a voluntary, nonprofit basis, the club has space for roughly 70 sailboats, with secure storage for sails. Catamarans are the most popular type of boat, and the club has a large fleet of Dart 18s, Hobie 16s, and Formula boats (F18s and F16s). We also have many social members who join us for our races.
LBC has a thriving paddling section and a coastal rowing section. Kayaks and outrigger canoes are also popular among our members.
Club sailing races take place every other weekend in the waters surrounding Lantau island, usually following the format of three races back to back. Other activities include social sails and cruises, where family members may come along by junk, usually including a barbeque or meal in a friendly local restaurant. The emphasis is on keeping LBC a highly sociable club.
The Lantau Boat Club is proud to boast the most convenient sailing location, most events, strongest ties with the community and the lowest membership fees of any club of its type in this part of the world. We can do this because the club is run completely by enthusiastic volunteers keen to help promote sailing, paddling, and rowing in and around Hong Kong.
New members are welcome, whether experienced or not. Please contact any of our club officers or just come down to the beach on a weekend and meet people.
LBC also publishes two pages every month in Fragrant Harbour, South East Asia’s premiere sailing magazine. A copy of Fragrant Harbour is sent free to all members.
For more of LBC’s history, see our archive of club pages from Fragrant Harbour, especially this article, with contributions from Laurence Baum and Steve Jones on the club’s early years.