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Center, venue for sailing in Beijing Olympics 2008 including its
location and seat capacity.
Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center
The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, located at
the former Beihai dockyard in FuShan Bay, is hosting the Sailing
Regattas of the Olympics, 2008 as well as the 13th Paralympic Games.
The Center covers a total area of 45 hectares, two thirds of which
is being utilized for the competitions. 15 hectares have been
earmarked for development after the games. The facilities in the
Olympic Sailing Center have earned the reputation as 'the best in
Making of the Project
Both onshore and offshore work has been undertaken to complete the
project. The offshore work included the main seawall, the secondary
seawall, the jetty wharf, Olympic wharf, and the retaining wall
reconstruction. The land based work covers approximately 45 hectares
and includes the making of many functional buildings and supporting
Essential facilities set up for Qingdao Sailing Center include
Qingdao Olympic Sub-Village, Athletes Center, Administrative Center,
Venue Media Center and Logistics Center. Measurement Tent, Boat
Parking Area, Launch Ramps, Olympic Memorial Dock and Main
Breakwater have also been set up. Some more facilities have been
developed for temporary use of the Games. A non-permanent surveying
shed and a pontoon has been put up on the embankment and the western
quay to facilitate transportation and observation.
Pre Olympic Games
Good Luck Beijing-2006 and 2007 Qingdao International Regatta
events have been successfully held at the venue.
Olympic Sailing Center will continue to serve sailing even after
the Olympics. The Athletes Center will be made a public area.
Olympic Regatta Musuem, leisure and entertainment facilities will be
set up at the place. Venue Media Center will be converted into a
yachting club. Thus, the center will continue playing a role in
making sailing popular among the youngsters of Qingdao.