New World Harbour Race 2012

New World Harbour Race 2012 (hkdigit-20121021-093226)



First held in 1906, the Cross Harbour Race was suspended in 1979. It remained one of the most popular sporting events in Hong Kong for over 70 years, attracting hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. The idea of swimming across the Victoria Harbour while enjoying a perfect blend of natural environment and cityscape was simply irresistible. In 2011, it was revived as the New World Harbour Race with some 1 000 swimmers negotiating a 1.8 km course, proving that the magic has not faded despite a prolonged hiatus of 33 years. It evoked memories of generations past and helped to promote swimming as a sport for all.

Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Race (hkdigit-20121021-093421)

The Asian Open Water Swimming Championship is a 5 km race that features top athletes from the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) Member Federations/Associations. Conducted under the rules and regulations of the International Swimming Federation and AASF, the Race is divided into Men’s and Women’s divisions.

Thousands brave Hong Kong harbour swim (hkdigit-20121021-092453)


Category \ Colour of Swim Caps


1. Men Open \ Silver
2. Women Open \ Neon Pink
3. Boys Age 12-16 \ Golden
4. Girls Age 12-16 \ Neon Green
5. Men Age 17-34 \ Red
6. Women Age 17-34 \ Purple
7. Men Age 35-49 \ Baby Blue
8. Women Age 35-49 \ Neon Yellow
9. Men Age 50 or above \ White
10. Women Age 50 or above \ Black

Team (2 swimmers in a group)

11. Men/Mixed Age 12 or above \ Neon Orange
12. Women Age 12 or above \ Green

Cross Harbour Race Girls Age 12-16 Category Swimmers (hkdigit-20121021-091026)

New World Harbour Race 2012 Result:

Men’s category Winner : Ling Tin-yu 16.57 minutes

Women’s category Winner : Natasha Tang Wing-yung 17.21 minutes

New World Harbour Race 2012 & 5th Asian Open Water Swimming Championships
Date: 21 October 2012
Venue: Victoria Harbour – from Lei Yue Mun Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier to Sai Wan Ho Harbour Park Public Pier
Organiser: Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association
Enquiry: +852 2572 8594
Ticketing : Free admission

Return of the Cross-Harbour Swim (hkdigit-20121021-092921-08)

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