Title Sponsor – New World Development Company Limited
New World Harbour Race – The Legend Lives On
New World Group was privileged to facilitate the glorious return of the Harbour Race in 2011 after 33 years of absence. The race created indelible impressions on all who witnessed it. Hundreds of chivalrous swimmers rose to the challenge and captivated the imagination of people in Hong Kong and across the world.
The Race and New World Group, both deeply rooted in Hong Kong, embrace the same spirit of vitality, diversity and resilience, which is also the driving force behind the success of Hong Kong. As the title sponsor for three consecutive years, we are honoured to have played a significant role in making history with the Hong Kong people. Together with the Organiser we will bring the Race to next levels this year, and make it an even more popular event in the international sporting calendar.
Sponsoring the Race is only part of our dedicated efforts to promoting swimming and a healthy lifestyle. To nurture talented swimmers for Hong Kong, in 2012, we established New World Swimming Academy, a training programme under sustainable community programme New World Springboard, with the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association to provide free training of no fewer than five years to underprivileged children to unleash their potential in swimming. We will identify budding young stars to receive further professional training in the years ahead in a bid to groom them to become the next generation of entrants of New World Harbour Race.
We hope every one of you would play a part in the Race, as an enthusiastic entrant or as a supporter who offers us applause and cheers. Your unstinting supports give us motivation and strength to continue writing this city a legend in the years ahead. We firmly believe over time the Race will once again grow in scale to become a notable event for the territory, and showcase the well-known indomitable spirit that we, Hong Kong people, have long been proud of.
About New World Development Company Limited
New World Development Company Limited (“The Group”; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$311 billion as at 31 December 2012.
For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure, services and department store. As at 31 December 2012, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.8% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).