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 regularly 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.
Key club events each year include:
- A weekend regatta in March at Cheung Chau with the Tai Tam Hobie Club
- LBC’s annual “Open Day” in June
- Beginning and advanced sail training
- The LBC Annual Regatta in November, when teams arrive from other Hong Kong based clubs for a weekend of racing and social events
- Seasonal social events: Every year the club sponsors numerous social events, including our sailing/camping events, Sunshine Island family day, Mui Wo lunch sailing/paddling, after-race BBQs, Christmas party, and more
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 articles in Fragrant Harbour, South East Asia’s premiere sailing magazine. A copy of Fragrant Harbour is sent free to all members.
Past LBC Commodores
LBC celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. We would be pleased to hear from any members or former members who can help fill in the gaps in this list and give specific dates.
- Laurence Baum (Tai Pak Water Sports Association, 1983)
- Steve Bourne (Lantau Boat Club, 1985)
- Alan Pipe (1986)
- Steve Jones
- Joep van Horen
- Marc Eversdijk
- Paul Hurlow
- Richard van den Berg (1996–1998)
- Iain Macleod (1999–2003)
- James Harris (2003–2004)
- Richard Carrey (2004–2007)
- Tom Nunan (2007–2010)
- Joe Shieh (2010-2011)
- Andy Keith (2011–2013)
- James Branch (2013–2014)
- Justin Reynolds (2014–2015)
- Marc Holm (2015-2021)
- Mike Skea (2021 – present)