The Courier-Mail

China Hobart bid

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A CHINESE team will enter the Sydney to Hobart race for the first time this year.

Serena Cai, who is managing Ark323, said taking part in Australia’s top yacht race would be a milestone moment for Chinese sailing.

“Ark323 is a purely Chinese entry; a Chinese owner, crew and administra­tors,” said Cai, noting that while entries from Hong Kong had raced before, it was a first for the mainland.

The 12-man crew have been training together since March for the annual race that leaves Sydney on Boxing Day.

The yacht, owned by the Noah Group, will represent Noah Sailing Club in Shanghai.

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