Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Volvo Ocean Race goes to China

The port city of Qingdao was today officially confirmed as the China stopover for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race with the signing of an agreement between race organisers and the Qingdao Municipal Government.
Qingdao’s selection as the stopover on the marathon ocean race’s new route through the Middle East and Asia follows more than six months of negotiations and evaluation.
The race CEO Glenn Bourke was in Qingdao for an official signing ceremony with the city’s Vice Mayor Zang Aimin who said that Qingdao, which is hosting the 2008 Olympics Sailing Regatta, was seeking to establish itself as China’s City of Sailing.


Photos: L Edward Zhang R Edward Zhang