Founders

In 2009, Mike Rawbone and his wife Kay set out to establish the first Sailablity program in Hong Kong, along similar lines to those organised by the RYA in the UK.

Following a meeting with Chris Mitchell (an Australian boat designer from Access Dinghies), Kay & Mike sold their keel boat and purchased the first 2 Access 2.3 dinghies,  these being subsequently delivered in early 2010. With tremendous help for a small group including the then Commodore at HHYC (Mark Houghton) and the Sail Training Manager (Rob Allen) our program was born. 

Mike has sailed since age 8 and he taught Kay to sail once they were married. Professionally, Mike is a Human Resources Consultant and his wife Kay, a Director of The Nesbitt Centre - a NGO specialising in English speaking adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Kay & Mike live in Hong Kong, are members of HHYC and have 3 children, Rachel, Joanne & David. They also now have 6 grandchildren - 4 girls and 2 boys.

Our first 2 Access 2.3's  - HKG 1944 (now on permanent display at the HK Maritime Museum) and HKG 1945

Kay & Mike Rawbone

Some of our first sailors - November 2009

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