China's City Clubs Open Regatta (CCOR), a Grade I event of the International Sailing federation (ISAF), will be held from June 1 to 3 in Qingdao.
Today, the international website of “Qingdao China, Sailing City” is launched.
Qingdao has long been connected with sailing events. The earliest sailing race in Qingdao dates back to 1904, when the German Royal Yacht Club held a sailing competition there.
In order to inherit the Olympic culture and the Olympic spirit as well as to display its charm as a "sailing city”, Qingdao can point to “Ten Events”(as follows) at home and abroad in recent years.
"Thanks to the 2008 Olympic Sailing competition successfully held in Qingdao, the city has won wide acclaim from home and abroad. In the post-Olympic era, the local government is committed to vigorously promoting the sailing sector and making Qingdao a sailing city,” said Xia Geng, mayor of Qingdao.
The Yinhai International Yacht Club in Qingdao was designed by the DHV Group of the Netherlands, the PORALU Group of France, ENRICH Architectural Design Institute of Singapore, Jada Group of Canada, and other well-known domestic and international planning and design agencies.
The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center is located by Fushan Bay in the New District of eastern Qingdao，facing May Fourth Square across the sea.
On February 23, the last Yacht of the 4th leg of 2009-2010 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrived in Qingdao.