HKBU woman’s rowing team wins the champion title in the Open Coxed Quadruple Sculls Race of Harbour Regatta.


浸大女子划艇隊於維港賽艇比賽四人雙槳艇組別勇奪冠軍

After capturing experience, HKBU Rowing Club will encourage new members to join in future races


經過今年的體驗後,浸大划艇學會未來會鼓勵新生參加維港賽艇比賽。

Date: 21 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)

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HKBU women’s rowing team wins Harbour Regatta

浸大女子划艇隊勇奪維港賽艇比賽冠軍

HKBU women’s rowing team performed outstandingly and recently won the champion title in the Women's Open Coxed Quadruple Sculls Race of the 2017 Harbour Regatta.
 
The winning team comprised Hung Wing-yan (Applied Biology, Year2) and Associate Degree Year 2 students Mak Yu-tim, Yeung Siu-wai, Law Wai-sum and Ng Hoi-ting. 
 
Wing-yan, Vice-President of the HKBU Rowing Club, said that this was a valuable experience as they always receive training and take part in various competitions in Shing Mun River but never in Victoria Harbour. She said the team was excited to win the top title as they took part in the competition out of curiosity and a spirit of learning. The team deployed a higher level of skill and stamina to tackle the stronger wind and wave conditions when rowing in the sea. As the coastal racing channel is 600 metres long which is shorter than water rowing’s 2,000 metres, the competition was not too difficult for them.
 
The Harbour Regatta took place on 11 March after a lapse of over 60 years, and attracted a total of 200 participants from universities, secondary schools and major rowing clubs. Wing-yan said the club considered this competition a new race, therefore only senior members took part. After capturing experience, they will encourage new members to join in future races in order to gain more experience. The team is now preparing for the annual intercollegiate competition and aims to perform excellently again.
 

浸大女子划艇隊表現卓越,最近勇奪維港賽艇賽四人雙槳艇組冠軍。
 
團隊由應用生物二年級學生洪詠欣、副學士二年級學生麥裕甜、楊小惠、羅慧心及伍凱婷組成。身兼浸大划艇學會副主席的詠欣表示,平日多以城門河等作為練習或比賽場地,能夠在維港划艇的機會實在難得;而她們最初以好奇及觀摩心態參賽,對獲得冠軍著實喜出望外。她說,在海港作賽,因為風力、海浪較大,對技術及體力帶來一定挑戰,不過因海岸賽道只有600米,較平日河賽的2000米短,所以不感到特別吃力。 
 
維港賽艇賽相隔60年至本月11日復辦,吸引共200名來自大學、中學及香港各主要賽艇屬會的划艇選手參加。詠欣表示,今次學會視維港賽為全新比賽,所以未有派新隊員參與,但經過今年的體驗後,未來會鼓勵新生參加,讓他們吸取更多比賽經驗。學會成員正積極為一年一度的大專賽進行訓練,並期望可以繼續爭取理想表現。