China Team for the America’s Cup announces Training Base in Sanya
Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2012
China Team, the exclusive Chinese challenger for the America’s Cup 34 Sailing regatta to take place in San Francisco in the summer of 2013, announced that they would set up a training base in Sanya, at the Serenity Marina. Serenity Marina will host China Team’s boats and sailing requirements for the upcoming training.
Thierry Barot, CEO of China Team, says “Serenity Marina is the first world class marina in China and has all the requirements that China Team needs to be able to train both the international sailors as well as the Chinese sailors whom we are in the process of recruiting. China Team has already received two Ventilo M2 boats that will be used to train the crew before the next America’s Cup World Series in Naples. Sanya is the ideal location for China Team training needs, with its tropical weather and idea sailing conditions all year round.”
The Ventilo M2 catamarans have been purchased by China Team will arrive at the Serenity Marina shortly to train all crew prior to racing. These boats have been modified to ensure that they fit within the America’s Cup requirements that they do not exceed the 10 meter length overall.
China Team’s international crew will be training in Sanya from March 14 to 29, 2012, before heading to Naples for the upcoming America’s Cup World Series, to compete against the 9 other teams which represent the challengers and the defender of the America’s Cup.