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Sanya welcomes 47th Youth Sailing World Championships 2017

Updated: 2017-12-11 19:49:33



Sanya welcomed the world’s best youth sailors at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships with a glittering opening ceremony on December 10th.




Exactly 380 sailors from 60 countries and regions paraded along Sanya Serenity Marina before entering the venue for the ceremony where dignitaries, sponsors, suppliers, friends and family, volunteers, officials and local Chinese spectators were waiting to greet them.


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Each nation participated in the mixing of the waters ceremony. Every team brought water from their home waters and these were mixed together, symbolising each nation coming together at the Youth Worlds, embodying sportsmanship, team spirit and unity.


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An evening of Chinese themed entertainment followed with national dancers and singers taking to the stage to entertain the competitors.




Speeches were delivered from Sanya and World Sailing representatives before the Championships was officially declared open.


Addressing the athletes at the opening of the Championships, World Sailing Vice-President, Quanhai Li expressed, “World Sailing is delighted to see that 374 of the world’s best youth sailors from 60 nations from all continents and regions are here today to compete.
“We would like to see your high best performance in over the next five days. We are confident that all the sailors that you see here are the our future Sailing stars and some of you will go to the Olympic Games or move into the Volvo Ocean Race and the America’s Cup.
How to watch live youth sailing races in Sanya:


The 47th Youth Sailing World Championships is taking place off waters in Sanya Bay from December 10th to 15th, 2017. To help you get the most out of watching the sailing races, live broadcast is also available online.


1.Follow the WeChat ID: hnoceanrace;
2.Then click the ‘Live Broadcast’ section as below to watch the sailors battling it out on Sanya Bay.