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A History of Sailing in Qingdao

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.

10 sailing events in Qingdao

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.

Mayor Xia: Qingdao strives to become sailing city

"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.

Yinhai International Yacht Club

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.

Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center is located by Fushan Bay in the New District of eastern Qingdao,facing May Fourth Square across the sea.

Team Finland arrives in Qingdao

On February 23, the last Yacht of the 4th leg of 2009-2010 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race arrived in Qingdao.

Qingdao gives welcome to 09-10 Clipper Race

When 2009-2010 Clipper Round the World Race arrived in Qingdao, Qingdao citizens held grand ceremony to welome these sailing heros.

Qingdao delivers a hero's welcome

Huge crowds packed in to Qingdao’s famous Olympic Sailing Centre in order to welcome in the winning boat as Race 6 reached its dramatic conclusion.