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Vanhang Longcheer wins slow race from Hong Kong
By CCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
Tuesday 8th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Former winner Vanhang Longcheer has become the early leader of the ultra-competitive Beneteau 40.7 fleet after winning the New Sports Passage Race on the opening day of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Last year Joseph Dennis O’Keeffe’s Australian/Chinese crew struggled to find the best breeze on the 30-mile race out of Hong Kong waters to Daya Bay in southern China. They could only manage sixth in 2017. However this year Vanhang Longcheer were consistently fast on the predominantly long port reach across to Daya Bay, and their opening victory stands them in good stead for winning back the title which so narrowly eluded them 12 months ago.