Participants in the New World Harbour Race crossing the starting line at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong yesterday. Around 3,000 swimmers took part in the 1km race across Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, on the Kowloon side, to Wan Chai Golden Bauhinia Square Public Pier. The race has been a key sporting event in the city's calendar since it was first organised in 1906. The fastest swimmer in the men's open group race was Mr Keith Sin Chin Ting, who clocked in at 11 minutes, the South China Morning Post reported. His counterpart in the women's open group, Ms Nikita Lam Pac-tung, came in at 11min 45.6sec.