Youngsters brave winds and waves

Writer: Liu Xudong  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-07-27

The Optimist, also known as the 'opti' or 'bathtub,' is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15.

Sailing sports among youngsters has caught on in Shenzhen—an international city with abundant marine resources. These popular sports have not only brought joy to kids through learning basic knowledge about sailing, but also help them develop their independence.

On July 24 and 25, a group of children led by Chen Jinhao, a professional athlete from the Chinese Yachting Association, sailed the Optimists and completed a long-distance rally challenge on the sea waters in Dapeng New Area.