Beneteau competes in China Cup International Regatta

The China Cup International Regatta was held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Shenzhen.

The China Cup International Regatta was held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Shenzhen.

Beneteau America has returned from its first participation in the 9th China Cup International Regatta, which was held in Daya Bay, Shenzhen, from Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

The regatta is the first Chinese event to be listed on the International Sailing Federation calendar and is the largest one-design regatta in Asia. Every year, the event gathers more than 100 crews from more than 30 countries.

Team Beneteau America was composed of Beneteau dealers and staff members, including the president of Beneteau America, Laurent Fabre, and the company’s sales manager for sailboats, Chris Doscher, as skipper. Participating dealers were Thomas Span, of SMA Yachts; Rick Day, of South Coast Yachts; and Charles Devanneaux, of NAOS Yachts.

Team Beneteau America ranked ninth in a field of 25 competitive teams in the Beneteau First 40.7 class. Wanhang Longcheer, skippered by Steve Mconohey, won the class, edging out Emirates Team New Zealand by only a few points.

“While all teams naturally prefer being on the podium, this event was still a great success for Beneteau,” Doscher said in a statement. “We rewarded some of our top dealers with an extraordinary experience and have laid the groundwork for other Beneteau teams to come back here and compete. The race was also a great success for the race organizers. The Chinese authorities really put on a good event. I am sure it will continue to grow as more sailors learn how exciting, competitive and welcoming China is to racing sailors from around the world.”


Brunswick Corp. Arranges Covid-19 Vaccinations

The marine-industry conglomerate aims to protect employees and their communities against Covid-19.

Kadey-Krogen Announces New Ownership Structure

This summer, the builder and its new investor plan to reveal a five-year innovation and strategic plan.

What is America’s Finest Harbor?

Online voting is open in the US Harbors competition for the best U.S. harbor.

Bruce Van Wagoner to Retire

The 45-year industry veteran was marine group president for Wells Fargo Distribution Finance.

Patrick Acquires SeaDek Parent

The Indiana-based company continues its strategy of growth through acquisitions.

BoatUS, USPS Resume Safety Checks

The groups are offering the service during safety events, or boaters can conduct the inspection using an online guide.

Stepping Up the Pace of Relief

A positive jobs report, 3 million vaccinations per day and consumer confidence point toward economic recovery.