Six Chinese sailors to attend Clipper Round World sailing race

09:24, July 28, 2011      

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Six Chinese amateur sailors will embark on the yacht named Qingdao to attend the 2011-2012 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, local sports administration said Wednesday.

The six sailors, who are manager, journalist, college student and private entrepreneurs, took training for several months in Qingdao city and two-week training in England, said Lin Zhiwei, head of local sports general administration.

Teng Jianghe, a private entrepreneur from south China's Guangzhou city, will attend the whole sailing race, and other five sailors will take one leg out of eight, Lin said.

Being already in Britain, Teng wrote an email to the local organizing committee and said he knew the journey would be very hard, but he prepared well and would try his best to make a better result for the yacht Qingdao.

Starting from Southampton of Britain on July 31, the 2011-2012 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will stop in 14 cities around the world and return to Britain on July 22 of 2012.

The Clipper race will come to Qingdao in February next year.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, held every two years, is the largest amateur yacht race in the world.

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