China America's Cup Team 美洲杯帆船赛中国之队

For friends of China's official America's Cup sailing team

Nis Peter Lorentzen's Blog (3)

A new sailing club in Beijing

It was a great surprise to discover a brand new sailing club located at the Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Shun Yi, Beijing.

Today it was windy, and a large crowd of beginners and more experienced sailors had gathered at the new club.

They offer a large fleet of the small FE 11…


Added by Nis Peter Lorentzen on October 5, 2010 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

New Scandinavian Cruiser 20 classic one-design day-boat launched in Xiamen, China

I have now been sailing the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 for two warm and sunny days on November 25/26 with light wind of 5-10 knots in Xiamen, China. The water and air temperature was around 25C (80F). I wish sailing could be like this every day!

So how does she sail?

In many ways she feels like a big dinghy, with fast acceleration in a puff, turns on a dime, light on the tiller, etc, but in other ways she is like a keel boat, with… Continue

Added by Nis Peter Lorentzen on December 16, 2009 at 19:22 — 1 Comment

Sailing is a Corinthian sport

Only a few years ago nobody believed that China would be able to join the America's Cup. The participation and involvement is yet another testament to the fact that China will continue to surprise and contribute to the world of sports and culture, as well as China has already done in commerce.

Sailing is fundamentally a Corinthian sport, and good sportsmanship and friendly competition among nations is more important than winning.

Good luck to China America's Cup… Continue

Added by Nis Peter Lorentzen on January 21, 2009 at 12:25 — No Comments

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