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CHINA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW CHARITY REGATTA

The second running of this event broke records once again. Last year’s event, the first charity regatta in China had 28 entries, at the time the biggest grass roots inland regatta in China. This year the figure was surpassed with 35 crews competing on the water, from Optimists to Quarter Tonners.

It was true champagne sailing with the wind providing quite a contrast to last year’s almost drifting conditions. With up to 17 knots at the masthead crews were taxed, sometimes beyond the limit with several capsizes, mainly among the multihulls providing the rescue teams plenty to keep their attention occupied.