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2011
17 Sep

"New World Harbour Race 2011" Attracts 1,482 Enrolment Entries

The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association ("HKASA") announced that the New World Harbour Race 2011, title-sponsored by the New World Group, received a total of 1,482 enrolment entries. The breakdown of the enrolment entries by race categories is as follows: 

 
Individual
Team
Male
Female
Male
Female
Entries
993
213
71 teams
21 teams
Sub-total
1,206
 
92 teams (276)
 
Total
1,482

 

The combined quota for all categories of the New World Harbour Race 2011 is 1,000 swimmers. HKASA conducted the first eligibility time trial today. The other time trials will take place on 18, 24 and 25 September. HKASA will release the list of swimmers who are qualified to compete in the New World Harbour Race 2011 on its website on 3 October.

The "New World Harbour Race 2011" is a revival of the fondly remembered Cross Harbour Race, which was first launched in 1906 and until the last competition in 1978 had grown to become an iconic local sporting event. Reviving the Cross Harbour Race is considered an ideal way to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the HKASA and that of the Hong Kong Sports Federation & Olympic Committee.