BENETEAU AND THE CHINA CUP
A remarkable 11-year partnership
Last week, 24 First 40.7, 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. 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.
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.
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 froma 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.