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Olympic Sailing Center, Qingdao

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The Qingdao International Sailing Centre is a sailing marina located on the former site of the Beihai Shipyard by Qingdao's Fushan Bay at Shandong Province in China. It was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions. Wind conditions vary greatly from very light winds to +15knots. During the Olympic competitions, fog was also an occasional factor.The venue hosted “Good Luck Beijing - 2006" and in May 2008, the IFDS Qingdao International Regatta, where Olympic and Paralympic sailors got a headstart on familiarizing themselves with the venue and weather conditions.Access from the Qingdao Paralympic Village to the dock, work areas, etc. was provided by numerous golf carts making endless daytime rounds. Both ends of the work area had 2 cranes apiece, which could lift large keelboats like the Sonar from cradles and lower these into the water. At night, a laser light show from the main breakwater lighthouse would play from early evening to midnight. Facing the Yellow Sea, the main breakwater with spectator seating, windmills, flags and lighthouse was also the viewing area for the sailing competitions when not on the spectator ferry. Across the bay, the famous May 4 monument and Qingdao's landmark seaside building are easily visible.The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center covers 45 hectares, comprising a 30 hectare competition area and 15 hectare area for development after the Games. The seven facilities, include the Qingdao Sub-Village, Athletes Center, Administrative Center, Venue Media Center, Logistics Center, Reception Center and Accreditation Center.Ground was broken on May 25, 2004 and was completed in 2008.
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  • Few opportunities come across to the yacht harbor in China, so in that sense is rare. Compared to for example, Hayama per say in Japan dropped considerably. Explore the coast mainly if go to Qingdao, however, a good place to.
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  • Can differ from the usual image in Qingdao China sight to see, but here is one of them. Yacht Harbour facing the sea, this city is. Also walking around but I think whether or not to bother to visit, carrying a leg up close is so good.
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  • Impressive! Scores of sailing boats and yachts to feast your eyes on and sigh about. Lovely quaint surroundings... rows of cafes, good coffee!, street musicians, lots of bric a brac if you are in a mo...  more »
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  • Wounderful Seasight.
  • Nice windy stroll along the shore. Lots of souvenir shops selling a variety of local products and ornaments.
  • A really great place to enjoy Qingdao.
  • Cool area but mainly on clear days
  • Quiet and nice place

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For upmarket, high-rise hotels in Qingdao, look at the area to the east of the center, largely revamped in time for the 2008 Olympics. Here, skyscraper chain hotels jostle for position on the main streets, offering sea views and a wealth of additional facilities, while humbler options sit on the side streets, offering more basic lodgings, but still in new blocks. To the west, the more historic districts have a good set of hostels, hotels, and guesthouses to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes.
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