BENETEAU Brings the Best of Sailing to China Cup for the 9th Consecutive Year!
The China Cup International Regatta crowned its winners yesterday! Bringing together Chinese and International sailors in Shenzhen, the China Cup is a major staple of Asian sailing and Beneteau is proud to have once again brought out the best of sailing to the competition, with 40 Beneteau boats in the race, among the 111 teams.
Beneteau First 40.7 Class Winners
1. Wanhang Longcheer, Stephen McConaghy
2. Emirates Team New Zealand, Guy Pilkington
3. Beijing Sailing Center, Timothy Davis
4. Cheung Kong Sailing Club, Jono Rankine,
5. Team Beneteau, Yann Masselot
As one of the founding supporters of the China Cup, Beneteau has continuously strengthened its commitment for the past 9 years, and it is now stronger than ever!
Team Beneteau, which placed 5th in the competition out of 25 boats, welcomed onboard 3 professional top French sailors: Skipper Damien Lehl is famous for his Match Race career as well as his participation in the America’s Cup; Jeremy Mion, age 23, is France Champion in 470 dinghy class and the rising star of French Olympic sailing; Clément Giraud is one of the best Bowman in France winning races in the TP52 championship and Yacht Classic Regattas.
For the first time this year, Team Beneteau USA also participated in the China Cup with a very strong crew made of: Charles Devannaux, TransPac Veteran and Champion, Erik Brockmann, Champion of J80 race in 2015, Chris Doscher, Champion of Farr SORC, and Jim Marshall the member from America’s Cup Junior Team. President of Beneteau America, Mr. Laurent Fabre is leading the crew of Team Beneteau USA.
Hyper active on the water, Beneteau is also leading the Sailing Culture with the introduction of the Vendee Globe, the legendary round the world sailing race, and its CEO Mr. David Brabis, who visited the China Cup on invitation of Beneteau China.
Celebrating 10 years in China, Beneteau’s determination to promote the Sailing Culture in China is stronger than ever!