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Qingdao-Macao sailing race begins

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2021-05-10

The "Wynn Cup" Qingdao-Macao International Offshore Race kicked off on May 10, with an opening ceremony held in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province on May 9.

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A poster of the "Wynn Cup" Qingdao-Macao International Offshore Race. [Photo/dzwww.com]

The rally race, which spans a total distance of about 1,200 nautical miles, is the longest sailing rally event initiated by Qingdao and Macao in China. It involves stages connecting the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, the Asian Games Sailing Center in Ningbo, the Wuyuan Bay Sailing Harbor in Xiamen, the Shenzhen Seven Star Yacht Club, the Jiuzhou Port in Zhuhai, and the Macao Yacht Club Marina.

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An energetic lion dance is performed at the launch ceremony of the sailing event. [Photo/dzwww.com]

More than 140 participants from China, the United States, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Austria, Russia, Singapore, and other countries are competing in the event.

The event also includes track races, which will be held in the cities of Qingdao, Xiamen, Shenzhen, and Zhuhai.

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Representatives of teams participating in the contest attend the opening ceremony. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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The sailing event is designed to showcase the youth, vitality, and fashion of domestic coastal cities, as well as to promote exchanges and cooperation between cities. [Photo/dzwww.com]