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German, Thai and mainland Chinese teams triumph at the Macao International Regatta

Local team Wanboofish Sailing also did the SAR proud in the Greater Bay Area Cup – achieving second place amid stiff competition.

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UPDATED: 15 Jan 2024, 7:59 am

The 2024 MGM Macao International Regatta wound up on Sunday, after four days of “thrilling sailing,” the Sports Bureau said

Germany’s Canados Sailing triumphed in the Macao Cup, the regatta’s main event, which saw 11 teams compete in waters off Hac Sa Beach. Team Windy from Estonia and Canada’s Vivat Sailing came second and third, respectively. Last year’s winner, mainland China’s Big Boys Sailing, came fifth.

Muwu BBQ, also from the Chinese mainland, won the Greater Bay Area Cup, with the only Macao team in the event – Wanboofish Sailing – just one point behind. The mainland’s Sailing In achieved third place.

Thailand prevailed in the 15-boat International Catamaran Invitational, sailing into both first and second place thanks to Team Yacht Racing and Team Fenix. Korea’s Team Jeonbuk came third, while Macao’s two entrants – AVM and Pintos – came 12th and 15th.

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A fleet parade took place on Sunday morning to mark the regatta’s final day. Participating vessels sailed out from Fisherman’s Wharf, then passed by the Macao Science Center, Kun Iam Ecumenical Center and Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge before returning to Macao Tower.

Photographers who captured images from the regatta can enter them in a photography competition, which opens for submissions on 1 February. Trophies and prize money are up for grabs.

The 2024 MGM Macao International Regatta’s main organisers were the Sports Bureau, MGM and Ursa Major Sailing Management. Thirty-seven sailing teams from around the world competed across the three events.

UPDATED: 15 Jan 2024, 7:59 am

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