Amazing news for the Shanghai boating aficionados eagerly waiting to rejoice their Yachting Days down Huangpu River- Shanghai has reportedly got generous with speed knots on the river- enhancing the usual optimum speed of eight knots to 18 for the recent Yachting Day.
Around sixteen yachts participated in the latest Yachting Day in Shanghai on October 22, 2013, sailing across a beautiful stretch from Bund till Xupu Bridge, in between 2 & 4 pm. The Yachting Day even was initially held in the month of September this year & is now considered a much celebrated monthly affair.
As per the reports from Huangpu Dist. Maritime Safety Administration, dates for Yachting Days are to be varied each month to stay in tune with compatible river conditions. The yacht owners interested in participating in Yachting Days would be able to avoid the routine procedures & paperwork, shared one of the officials. The notifications regarding the Yachting Days would be declared by the officials in advance and reservations are allowed.
The boat builders in Shanghai have warmly embraced the initiative, stating that the Yachting Days have provided a more convenient avenue for them to showcase their launches to the prospective customers. “Yachting Day would be able to aid our business hugely”, remarked Ni Dacheng, the manager official from leading Shanghai boating company Yihong Yacht. Yihong had two of its yachts participating in the latest Yachting Day this October, with the prospective clients on board sailing along Huangpu.
The vessels aspiring to participate in the Yachting Days aren’t required to fulfill some of the passengers’ documents that have made it smoother to take up would-be clients out on Huangpu, stressed Ni. “Customers are more prone to purchase if they have yachted in the vessel themselves”, added in the manager official.
The Yachting Day is Shanghai is an endeavor to make the maximum use of Huangpu river resource, contribute to Bund tourism & provide an additional boost to Shanghai yachting scene.