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100 red sailboats set sail in celebration of CPC centenary

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2021-06-28

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A young girl sails in the recent "Red sails to greet the Party and 100 sailboats around Fushan Bay" activity in Shinan. [Photo/WeChat account: qdweishinan]

An eye-catching regatta, involving a fleet of small yachts and sailboards with bright red sails, took to the water on June 26-27 – in Fushan Bay in Shinan district, located in Qingdao city in East China's Shandong province.

A total of 100 young people and sailing enthusiasts gathered at the Olympic Sailing Center, where they sailed out into Qingdao Bay. They presented a wonderful armada with their identical red sails, in a colorful event designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

In recent years, Shinan has promoted maritime education, using sailing as a tool to integrate nautical learning with physical education in schools. The district has actively encouraged people to take up sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.

The activities launched by the district have attracted the participation of more than 5,000 students every year and have helped train a large number of sailors.