Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The first edition of China Coast Rally for Cruisers (CCRC) Oct 9-Nov 4, initiated by boat Owners in China, has kicked off in Qingdao.

China Coast Rally For Cruisers Kicks Off In Qingdao

(Photo: Beneteau - CCRC)

First of its kind in the country’s sailing community, CCRC is a long-distance sailing rally, crossing over 1,488 nautical miles as linear distance from the northern seaport city Qingdao to China’s most southerly province Hainan, showing the participants’ determination to do long cruises with strong spirits and seamanship. Beneteau, Lagoon, Cape-10, Sea Dragon Yachts, Simpson Marine, Delphnie Yachts and Visun Yachts join hands as partners to give full support to this event. 

CCRC is a sailing rally with social elements, covering four legs for the first year. The participants will start from Qingdao to Nantong as the first leg, then sail to Fuzhou, stopover at Shenzhen for China Cup, and head to Sanya as the last leg, lasting over a month. This event encourages all eligible boats above 35ft to participate. On this occasion, the participants will sail along China’s beautiful coastline and receive warm welcome when they arrive onshore. During the break of each leg, professional sailing seminars, sea trials and other exciting activities are open to the public. 

As the partners of CCRC, Beneteau and Lagoon witness a yet-to-be-developed sailing community in China to a developing one with great momentum over the last 10 years. Beneteau and Lagoon support various kinds of regattas and sailing events in China, as well as creating multiple sailing accesses for sailing lovers by working closely with a strong distributor network and via efficient communication with marina facilities across the country. Together, Beneteau and Lagoon are committed to playing active roles in fostering sailing culture in China. 

The hosting marinas of the event include Qingdao International Sailing Center, Tongzhou Bay Yacht Club, XintongTingjiang International Yacht Club, Seven Star Yacht Club and Fenjiezhou Island. 

The schedule of CCRC 2016:

Qingdao — Nantong: Oct 9 ETD/Oct 11 ETA
Nantong — Fuzhou: Oct 14 ETD/Oct 17 ETA
Fuzhou — Shenzhen: Oct 20 ETD/Oct 26 ETA
Shenzhen — Sanya: Nov 2 ETD/Nov 4 ETA