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Hong Kong shows off its nautical pedigree

The former British colony is not known for its sailing and is yet to stamp its name on the offshore racing calendar, despite a spectacular harbor that could rival Sydney or New York

By Jacques Clement  /  AFP, Hong Kong

The race has already made inroads into the Chinese market, having first made a stop in the country in 2009 at the eastern port city of Qingdao.

Some see it as politically expedient — Volvo was sold by US carmaker Ford in 2010 to the Chinese manufacturer Geely.

On Thursday the fleet will also make a short stop at the bustling mainland city of Guangzhou.

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