by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia on 8 Aug 2008
Qingdao Olympic Regatta 2008. The Olympic Seal. Guy Nowell © http://www.guynowell.com
The Qingdao Sailing Centre takes a bit of getting used to. It is huge – the best way to get from the gate to the Media Centre is on a 'Circulating Golf Car'. Lots of media/journos/photogs/broadcast people, as well as competitors, have bought bicycles to get from their hotels to the Sailing Centre, and to get around the Centre itself. Five minutes in Carrefour will fix you up with a bicycle so cheaply that people are expecting or intending to either abandon them or give them away to the nearest passer-by at the end of the regatta.
So, having borrowed a bicycle today from a 'Gentleman of the Press' – here is an album of images from around and about the Sailing Centre.
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