The Belt & Road International Regatta 2020, hosted by Mitime Sports was held in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A total of 16 Sailing Teams from Mainland China, the United States, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, all of whom are representing the highest level of J80 Class in China, participated in the Regatta.
Belt & Road International Regatta 2020 was organized by the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sports Bureau and the People’s Government of Beihai, Guangxi, co-organized by Beihai Tourism Culture and Sports Bureau and Guangxi Yachting Association. Beijing Mitime Sports Industry Investment Co.,Ltd operated the regatta with technical consultation from Qingdao Marine Sports Academy of General Administration of Sport of China, the competition took place on November 13. This is the Second Year of Belt & Road International Regatta being held in Beihai.
The 8 Round Regatta lasted three days, including an Inshore race at Yintan Beach and Offshore race from Yintan to Weizhou Island. It was the first Regatta to link the two extraordinary Scenic Spots in Beihai. This year, Optimistic Class has been added. After three days of Competition, Team He Qi Ren Jia from Qingdao won the Championship and Xiamen Team was placed Second. The Seniors Dream Team was placed Eighth. The first competition took place in 2019 in China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. The locations have been reduced to one this year due to the Pandemic.
For a wider range of promotion of sailing sport, Optimistic Class was recently added to the Regatta, and was welcomed by teenagers.
The organizing committee of Belt & Road Regatta organized a teenager sailing camp at Yintan Beach and launched sailing classes at local elementary schools and middle schools.
With the theme of Sailing to The Silk Road from Beihai, series activities such as marine cultural exhibitions, tourism livestream, Sailors’ Night after party, Ocean Film Festival were featured.
All these promotional events lit up the passion of local people to sailing and shortened the distance to marine culture. With the theme of Inheriting the Belt & Road mission and Composing the Maritime Silk Road, the Regatta served the Belt & Road Initiative and the construction of New International Land and Sea Trade Corridor, accelerating the promotion of Guangxi watersports through a series of events and activities.