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An ocean view

The Huilan Bay Sailing Festival might represent the first step to greater recognition of sailing as a sport in Taiwan

By Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff Reporter

Most people who were not there to support competitors — almost invariably family members — were there for a drawing competition that was part of the festival.

With a total of 180 competitors in the various categories, and races held over five days, Chen said this event was a major step forward.

“This year we are also working closely together with the national sailing federation to bring races up to international standard,” Chen said. With the participation of competitors like Chang, this might be the first step toward making sailing and windsurfing mass-market sports in Taiwan.

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