Green seas in Qingdao.

Seems the Olympic sailing events in Qingdao will be interesting. I found this article by Laura Baldwin on Sail-World.

240 boats try and remove sea-weed from the Qingdao Olympic course area

Australia’s 470 Coach, Victor Kovalenko shared these photos and insight from the current training camp in China.

‘As you can see we have one more problem in Qingdao apart of light wind and strong current, it is seaweed. The local government has employed 240 fishing boats to clean Qingdao bay and they are working really hard but… Sailing is almost impossible now!’

Other days the fog has been so thick that a GPS has been needed to find the way back to shore.

470 stars Nathan Wilmot & Malcolm Page probably didn’t think they would be sailing in conditions like these when they named their boat ‘Dead Calm!’

This gives ‘going green’ a whole new meaning.


About Stranded Mariner

Marine Engineer and passionate sailor and cruiser, working in the marine business in China.
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2 Responses to Green seas in Qingdao.

  1. Kim says:

    Going green! Nice one…And yes, you’re right, they should have come to Dalian!

  2. Yes, Dalian would have been good, or Xiamen. Well let’s see how it goes.

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