Summer Song, sailing champion in China, joins China Team
Published: Friday, 13 April 2012
China Team, the official Chinese challenger for the America’s Cup, is continuing to grow its team of Chinese sailors. Summer Song (宋夏群), a Chinese female sailor, joins the team and will start racing in Qingdao for the Extreme Sailing Series event. She is the only female sailor so far, not just in China Team, but among all the America’s Cup contenders.
Summer is a Chinese champion sailor and was China national champion for 6 years in a row (470) and also Asian Champion in 2005. In 2002, she received the Asian Games Gold Medal. In 2008 she was part of the Women’s Chinese Olympic Team in Qingdao on the Yngling category and also received Gold for the J80 international regatta, followed by a 3rd placement in the 2010 Raja Muda/TP52.