ISAF Sailing World Cup opens

Added On September 15, 2015

The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup kicked off Monday in east China's coastal city of Qingdao.

Up to Sept. 11, the deadline of the registration for the World Cup, nearly 300 sailors from 27 countries and regions have signed up to join the race.
It will last for seven days and stage 10 sailing events, the same as the Rio Olympics.
Qingdao was the sailing venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
It has hosted several top sailing events such as Volvo Ocean Race, Clipper Round the World Race and America's Cup.
This is the third time for Qingdao to host the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): ANTONIO, ISAF Sailing World Cup technical representative:
"The Olympics leaves an amazing legacy in the host country. It is excellent. We are very happy to see that the legacy that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games leaves here in Qingdao."
The World Cup has held events in Miami, Hyeres and Weymouth & Portland.
The final events will be held in Abu Dhabi in October.