The former Executive Director and Principle of China Team America’s Cup Sailing are beginning the process of organizing the Beijing Yacht Club. I know what many people are immediately thinking! “Beijing? But there’s no water in Beijing!” Actually this is only a minor issue and there is precedent for such a club.
What we hope to do is bring together sailing fans currently living in the metropolis to organize sailing events and adventures. These activities would include professional sailing teams competing in the World Match Racing Tour, TP52 Series, Extreme 40’s and RC44 among others, but would also include amateur events like the China Club Cup and the China Cup. The club will also host various personalities from the world of sailing in Beijing for meet and greets and other functions.
While we are still in the very early stages of organization, we are hoping to accumulate a list of potential members. We will organize an orientation BBQ some time in May at which time we will announce the formal membership requirements and initial club plans.
For those of you who are interested please send a short email to BeijingYC@gmail.com and include your full name, contact information and a short paragraph on your interests or history in sailing.