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BENETEAU AND THE CHINA CUP: A REMARKABLE 11-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

24-10-2017

Last week, 24 First 40.7s, together with other 11 Beneteau Owner Boats battled it out on the waves at Daya Bay, Shenzhen, as part of China’s largest and most influential sailing contest – the 11th edition of the China Cup International Regatta. Around 1,500 sailors from almost 40 regions and nations participated in the various racing divisions of this year’s event. Entering the 11th year of its remarkable partnership with the China Cup, Beneteau is once again proving itself to be a pioneer in heavyweight sailing events across the Asia Pacific Region. Beneteau’s regional partner, Simpson Marine has also been actively contributing to the event.

Beneteau Announces Two China Cup Limited Edition Boats

As part of its cooperation with the China Cup, Beneteau has recently announced two exclusive models. The Oceanis 51.1 China Cup Limited Edition and the Oceanis 41.1 China Cup Limited Edition are additions to the First 40.7 – the model that makes up the fleet for the regatta’s most competitive One Design Class.

Both new models have been specially designed for the China Cup. The Oceanis 51.1 is versatile, safe, and comfortable, making it ideal for offshore races. The Oceanis 41.1 will be optimal for onshore races during the China Cup. 

Beneteau-Simpson Marine Team

Ever since the very beginning of China Cup, as long-term partner, Beneteau gathers a strong international team with the world’s top sailors to compete on China Sea. Among whom there was Michel Desjoyeaux, 2 times winner of Vendee Globe. This year, Beneteau, together with partner Simpson Marine, both great supporters of China Cup are the joint force in the extremely competitive First 40.7 category. 

Oceanis Yacht 62 Named as the Most Popular Cruiser of the Year

At the China Cup’s Sailing Spirit Ceremony, the Oceanis Yacht 62 was honored as the most popular cruiser of the year. Since her official launch in Cannes last year, the model has enjoyed a positive reception in the global yachting community, and has won several major accolades within the industry.

Beneteau Night

A celebratory Beneteau Night cocktail party was held for Beneteau owners, crew, and partners during the China Cup. This unique occasion is fast becoming a tradition for sailing enthusiasts, with more and more guests attending each year.

Having partnered with the China Cup since 2007, Beneteau has watched with pride as the event has grown from a regional regatta into an important international sailing competition. This impressive 11-year partnership proves Beneteau’s commitment to the promotion of sailing in China and the Asia Pacific region more widely.