QINGDAO, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 September 2019 - On the morning of 25 September 2019, as
Team SCO Youth, Team Huayang Sailingin, Team Japan, Team Qingdao and Team Seven
Feet eased into Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Port of Qingdao the 4th
"Fareast Cup" International Regatta 2019, spanning one month and 2,300 nautical
miles, was brought to an end. The returning warriors from China, Russia, the
USA, Japan, ROK, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, etc., were greeted with
flowers, champagne, beer and all the hospitality from the host city.
This year's regatta has embraced a whole upgrade. A new
stopover, Toyama in Japan, was set up. Together with Vladivostok in Russia, the
total voyage has been extended from 2,000 to 2,300 nautical miles. The "Fareast
Cup" will soon come to a successful end as teams are coming back one after
another. Team Seven Feet led by Yliya, former 49er member of Russian Sailing
Team, with its notable competence, overtakes Team Huayang Sailingin, led by
former winner of the Laser Radial World Championship Jim, with 15 points ahead
and tops the final scoreboard for the fourth time in a row. The team thus held
up high the Silver Cup (56 cm, 13.5kg) by the Fushan Bay. Team WOB, "Langyatai"
(Team Qingdao), Team SCO Youth, Team Japan, Team Decision are ranked from the
third place to the seventh.
This year has
witnessed the dedication of CPC Qingdao Committee and Qingdao government to
building a metropolis that is modern, open, dynamic and stylish. The "Fareast
Cup" is a representation of this endeavor, said Madam Zang Aimin. "Devoted to
promoting sailing events, I believe this complies with the current theme and
contributes to the development of a modern, open, dynamic and stylish Qingdao".