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Act 3 - Qingdao, China

1st-4th May

Act 3 - Qingdao, China

In May the fleet returns to China’s ‘Olympic Sailing City’ Qingdao for the fourth consecutive year.

Considered China’s premier sailing destination and surrounded on three sides by the Yellow Sea, Qingdao boasts first class facilities at its International Sailing Centre ensuring the 2008 Beijing Olympic legacy is still very much alive in this sprawling metropolis.
Organised in association with the Qingdao Government and the Qingdao Yachting Association, the public Race Village will be located in Fushan Bay, home of the Olympic Village in 2008, giving spectators front row seats to all the action as the Extreme 40 fleet race inside the bay during the Stadium Racing days.

Qingdao is a city steeped in China's 20th century history. Now a tourism hotspot, the sprawling city has a population of 7.5 million and a vibrant economy. The Downtown skyline can rival that of any major city with an impressive array of cultures, cuisines and lively nightlife. Tsingtao, the most popular beer in China, operates their headquarters and main brewery in Qingdao. The brewery is open to visitors who can take a tour around the oldest working brewery in China, whilst guests can enjoy the beer tasting afterwards!

Race Village & Activities
The free to enter public Race Village is located at Fushan Bay, home of the 2008 Olympic Village, where the Extreme 40 fleet will race inside the bay, providing the perfect viewing platform for “Stadium Racing” for the Extreme Sailing Series. The public Race Village will provide a host of entertainment throughout the day including a resident DJ, live commentary in Chinese and English throughout the racing, a spectacular evening light show as well as a zone dedicated to children. The on-water entertainment will include Optimist and Splash (similar to Laser boats) sailing as well as a remote controlled boats regatta. The public will also have the chance to test Land Rover’s capabilities first hand with the Land Rover Challenge Zone.


Race Village Map

Weekly Schedule*
Thursday 1 May (Official media day)

11.00-11.45 Official skippers press conference at the QDYA headquarters
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing
18.00-20.00 Official Act opening

Friday 2 May
9.30-11.30 Optimist sailing
9.30-11.30 Splash sailing
10.00 Public Race Village opens
13.15 Skippers Parade
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing window
17.30- Top boat prize giving

Saturday 3 May
9.30-11.30 Optimist sailing
9.30-11.30 Splash sailing
10.00 Public Race Village opens
13.15 Skippers Parade
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing window
17.30- Top boat prize giving

Sunday 4 May
9.30-11.30 Optimist sailing
9.30-11.30 Splash sailing
10.00 Public Race Village opens
13.15 Skippers Parade
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing window
18.00 Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 Qingdao, for the ‘Double Star Migren’ Cup official prize giving
*Times/activities subject to change

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