Sailors challenge waves in Qingdao
The City Clubs Open Regatta International 2023 was held in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province from April 27 to May 1.
Over 230 competitors representing 33 teams from Beijing, Shanghai, Hubei, Fujian, Jiangsu, as well as other provinces and cities took part in the competition.
The race was opened to the public and it also provided convenient and user-friendly yacht rental services.
The event not only offered a wonderful stage for sailors from across the country to brave the waves and enjoy the excitement of the race, but also provided a golden opportunity for local residents and tourists in Qingdao during the May Day holiday to appreciate the charm of yacht racing.
Qingdao is well-known as China's capital of sailing due to its thriving water sports industry. The city has been a host port for many international sailing events, including the Clipper Round the World Race, Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series and ISAF Sailing World Cup.
It has also organized its own events, such as the Mayor's Cup Yacht Race, Qingdao International Week and the Qingdao International Sailing Camp and Competition. It is well on the way to becoming Asia's premier sailing center.
An aerial photo shows a view of Qingdao's Olympic Sailing Center, which hosted the sailing events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. [Photo/WaChat account: CCOR_QIMC]
The City Clubs Open Regatta International 2023 opens on April 28 in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo/WaChat account: CCOR_QIMC]
A total of 33 teams from across the country compete in the event. [Photo/WaChat account: CCOR_QIMC]