Thank you all for the responses. I read through the info in your link CaprtinSteve. I was aware of the two certificates required to sail in HK waters but I didn’t think that visitors also have to take the exam. Did you have to take it when you were here?
It’s good to know that most of the clubs here are welcoming to visitors. Yes, your right Saleen, there are a few clubs out Sai Kung way and I guess I’ll fire off a few emails to see what they’re saying. I don’t know about private mooring though. I’d read somewhere that mooring rental is as much as apartment rental, from what you say, that sounds about right.
So far all I’ve found out is that there is a major shortage of berths. The local paper quoted the chairman of a boat building company as saying “It’s a buoyant market, but there are no parking spaces….” Another place I read that in 2010 there were 3700 berths for 9000 vessels.
Well, I’ll keep looking. In the mean time, I’ll be looking back through the forum posts to mine for information.