The race was held under ideal conditions, with wind speeds of between 10 and 15 knots. After a perfect start, the boats maintained similar performances and stayed very close together right up until the last buoy. Everyone would have given the victory to the Sun Fast 3600 #2, which had put up its spinnaker and had taken the lead. Unfortunately, though, at just a few metres from the finish, the spinnaker suddenly tore. Sun Fast 3600 #1 was able to take advantage of this opportunity in order to steal the lead, and then to narrowly win the race!
It is worth noting that Sun Fast 3600 #1 crewed by Kit and Léo took this leg for a third consecutive win.
Thierry Barot, the official judge of the China Sailing Tour, explained: "That is the exciting thing about a regatta: you never know, or can anticipate, what will happen. You have to keep a positive attitude and fight right up until the last second to take home the victory!"
The next race will take place in Shenzhen on the 10th of November! Stay tuned!