The ‘Islands’ city of Zhuhai, China, is making its debut as a Host Port and Team Partner in the Clipper 2019-20 Race.
Close to Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao, Zhuhai is renowned for its beautiful islands and coastline with the cityscape framed by a stunning mountainous backdrop. Located on the Pearl River Estuary, it has excellent wind conditions for sailing and has extensive experience in hosting major events such as the 2016 and 2017 China National Sailing Regatta, as well as its own ‘Jiuzho Cup’.
The Clipper Race fleet will be berthed at Zhuhai Jiuzhou Marina during the stopover, which is expected to take place in the early months of 2020.
Zhuhai was recently voted both ‘The Most Comfortable City to Live In’ and also is in the top ten of ‘China’s Happiest City 2018’. During the stopover in Zhuhai Crew and Supporters will be able to explore the city’s sights and take part in local cultural activities. Zhuhai is also one of the home cities of the recently opened world’s longest sea-crossing bridge. The bridge connects Hong Kong to Macau and the Chinese mainland in Zhuhai. The city is also home to The New Yuan Ming Palace and there’s the opportunity for mermaid spotting along Lovers’ Road, island hopping and hiking in the nearby mountains. The city’s restaurants also make the most of the areas abundant seafood and visiting crew and supporters shouldn’t miss the famous local speciality of Guangdong old fire soup.
Further information on this hospitable city can be found at www.cityofzhuhai.com