Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
Peter Wheeler

The Shanghai Yacht Club & Resort in conjunction with Sea Dragon Yachts, the Shanghai regional distributor of Beneteau yachts, hosted the first Dianshan Lake - Beneteau Regatta, Winter 2013, which ran from 23 to 24 November.  

Four Beneteau First 20’s and two Beneteau Oceanis 31’s were used in the competition. A total 14 teams, comprised of around 100 sailors, participated in the event. For many, this was their first time match racing in these waters.  

After two days of fierce competition, Elder Sailor won the championship with Dianshan Laker second and Storm Knight coming in third place in the First 20 Category. At the same time, in Category Oceanis 31, Business School Sailing Team triumphed over SEE after a hard fought series of battles.  

Crowds of people from Shanghai and further afar came especially to watch and cheer on the participants. It is very encouraging to see the increasing popularity of Sailing in the region, said the event organisers.