9th Monaco Optimist Team Race China Tryouts to be held in Sanya
On December 10th, 2017, a press conference for the 9th Monaco Optimist Team Race China Tryouts and an inauguration ceremony for Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd., was held at the Visun Royal Yacht Hotel in Sanya.
The 9th Monaco Optimist Team Race will be held in Monaco in January 2019. Competitive yacht clubs from nearly 20 countries will compete in the annual event. So far, China has not competed in the race.
A member of the Yacht Club de Monaco, Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club, is now working to promote the Optimist in Sanya and aims to foster outstanding young Optimist sailors to represent China in the Monaco Optimist Team Race. The club will organize a 2018 Hainan Optimist Training Camp and will invite senior coaches from Monaco to visit and teach in Sanya.
About Monaco Optimist Team Race
Initiated in 2010, the Monaco Optimist Team Race invites young sailors, all under 14, from the most competitive clubs from around the world to race in this annual regatta in Monaco.
The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world. The Optimist is recognized as an International Class sailing vessel by the International Sailing Federation.
The inauguration ceremony for Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. was held during the press conference. Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary company of Visun Royal Yacht Club.
Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. signed a strategic agreement with iYAT, a Shanghai-based yacht vacation company, during the press conference. iYAT will be the exclusive partner of Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. for overseas yacht tourism. The two sides will cooperate with each other to develop more yacht tour products in the future.
Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. also signed a stratgeic cooperation agreement with the Sanya Tourism Association to jointly establish a Sanya tourism elite sailing team to promote yachting and sailing culture among locals in Sanya and Hainan. According to the agreement, starting from 2018, Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. will provide RMB 600,000 worth of supplies and services to the Sanya tourism elite sailing team.
With 209 kilometers of beautiful coastline and 19 natural harbors, Sanya boasts extremely favorable conditions for developing into a first-class sailing city.
In recent years, Sanya has hosted the most international sailing regattas in all of Asia, including the Volvo Ocean Race, the Round Hainan Island International Regatta, and the Hong Kong-Sanya International Sailing Competition. Sanya has become a host port for the next two years of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, through to 2020.
About Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd.
As a subsidiary company of Visun Royal Yacht Club, the Hainan Visun Marine Tourism Co., Ltd. will focus on the promotion of yachting and sailing in Sanya and Hainan. The company will strengthen the management of the yacht tourism market at the Sanya Visun Yacht Marina and develop more yacht tourism products, aiming to provide a one-stop service platform for global sailing enthusiasts.
About Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club
Created with investment by Visun Group, the Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club was founded on July 26th, 2005.
Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club is a multi-directional yacht project that integrates chartering, yacht sales, berth leasing, membership sales, yacht merchandise streets, and yacht hotel businesses.
Sanya Visun Yacht Marina, located inside the harbor at the foot of Luhuitou Park, has been claimed as the first marina in Sanya to meet international standards.
The marina features a total of 216 full-service berths with most of its berthing spaces set aside for yachts up to 10 meters, and 4 VIP berths designed for 20 to 30 meter-long super yachts.
Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club
Address: 2 Yuya Avenue, Sanya 三亚市榆亚大道2号
Tel: 898-8860 0168
WeChat ID: visunyacht