World Sailing Authorizes Binhai, Weifang to Hold 2017 Kite Foil Gold Cup
Recently, Weifang Binhai Economy and Technology Development Zone Management Committee, Weifang Binhai Tourism Group Co., Ltd., International Kitesurfing Association sign a tripartite cooperation agreement, International Kitesurfing Association officially authorizes Weifang Binhai Economy and Technology Development Zone Management Committee to hold 2017 Kite Foil Gold Cup in Sept. of this year with long-term authorization given. Such authorization involves holding a two-way slab racing competition, too. The above competition is also seen as test preparation competition regarding kitesurfing item of 2018 World Youth Olympic Games.
World Sailing is established in Paris, now includes 121 members and is an international organization managing various sailings in the world. International Kitesurfing Association is the administrative subject for kitesurfing sport event subordinate to World Sailing and is the only internationally recognized kitesurfing organization.
2017 Kite Foil Gold Cup will be continuously undertaken by Weifang Binhai Tourism Group Co., Ltd., and Weifang Binhai Tourism Group Co., Ltd. has the priority to hold subsequent kitesurfing world championship in China. Binhai wins the laurel for the second time after successfully holding 8 world kitesurfing invitational tournaments and winning the first authorization to hold kitesurfing racing world championship last year. Up to now, Binhai district has successfully held 8 world top international kitesurfing events, each of which has attracted numerous domestic and overseas surfers to participate, and event popularity and influence are improved year by year.
2016 Kite Foil Gold Cup attracted more than 120 international top kitesurfing masters from over 30 countries and regions to participate and attracted more than 0.16 million visitors at home and abroad to participate, and the event has become one of the most influential kitesurfing events in China.
In recent years, Binhai Tourism Group Co., Ltd. continuously intensifies promotion strength and influence of kitesurfing in Weifang, officially established Weifang Blue Fantasy Kitesurfing Club in 2016, invites domestic and overseas top coaches and famous kitesurfing professional managers to join and sign a contract with domestic top athletes.
Considering that kitesurfing has become one competition item of 2018 Youth Olympic Games, signatory players from Blue Fantasy Kitesurfing Club of Weifang Binhai Tourism Group Co., Ltd. will also become important competition power for forming a national team to go out to battle at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Kitesurfing competition has become an important link for driving Binhai course of internationalization.
Next, Binhai Tourism Group Co., Ltd. will actively make preparation, strengthen coordination, continuously reinforce organic integration of kite culture, marine culture and blue tourism culture, build "famous cultural city", completely make various preparations for 2017 kitesurfing world championship and boost the development of economy, culture and tourism in Binhai under deployment and leadership by district party working committee and management committee.