2016 Penghu Regatta Week sets sail on June 21

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-06
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The 2016 Penghu Regatta Week will kick off a six-day event on June 21 at Anping, Tainan City,

Central News Agency - 2015 file photo

Central News Agency – 2015 file photo

from where competing sailboats will set sail for Wangan Islet, one of the southern islets of the Penghu archipelago.

Chen Shuang-chuen, chairman of the event organizer Penghu Sailing Association, said at a press conference on Monday that this year’s Penghu Regatta Week has more than 100 participants hailing from nine countries, including Canada, U.S., France, Germany and Saint Christopher and Nevis.

This year’s sailing competition will take place around the southern islets of the Penghu Islands, including the competition from Anping in Tainan City across the Tropic of Caner to Wangan Islet (about 46 nautical miles), the competition from Wangan Islet to Cimei Islet via Cat-islet (about 23 nautical miles), and the competition around the Cimei Islet (about 8 nautical miles), according to the association.     [FULL  STORY]

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