Representing Hong Kong, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag is backed by Hong Kong-based Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co. aiming to promote competitive sailing and build a long-lasting youth sailing legacy in Asia.
The team is skippered by experienced Hong Kong-based Australian sailor David Witt, who competed in the 1997-98 race onboard Innovation Kvaerner.
Australian Luke Parkinson, who won the trophy as a rookie onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing the last edition, will also race as part of skipper David Witt’s crew. The other crew members include the navigator Antonio Fontes from Portugal, the Bowman Ben Piggott from Australia, John Fisher (UK), Alex Gough (Aus), Tom Clout (Aus) and Annemieke Bes (Ned).
Team Current Status
Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag had their first taste of competitive Volvo Ocean 65 action in Leg Zero in August. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag went west very early on in this leg in search of new northerly wind flow, however this strategy placed them much further north and upwind of the fleet, placing 7th in the Leg 0.
Their performance has been improved as they placed 5th and 6th in Leg 1 and Leg 2 respectively before the team is heading to Melbourne for Leg 3 and coming back to hometown Hong Kong for Leg 4 in January 2018.