ISSA attended the International Sailing Week in Qingdao (China)


The 15th Qingdao International Sailing Week and Qingdao International Marine Festival took center stage in mid-August, captivating enthusiasts at the picturesque Olympic Sailing Center in the beautiful coastal city of Qingdao, China.

This year’s event was nothing short of spectacular, featuring an impressive array of nearly 50 activities that spanned a wide spectrum of experiences. From thrilling sailing competitions to dynamic sports promotions, captivating cultural exchanges, and bustling business and trade transactions, the festival was a true celebration of all things maritime.

Qingdao’s unwavering commitment to the “Sports +” strategy continued to be the driving force behind the festival’s success. This approach breathed new life into the city’s economy by harnessing the energy of sports consumption, fostering cross-regional collaborations, seamlessly integrating diverse business models, and forging powerful brand alliances.

One of the highlights of the event was the engaging round-table dialogue on the Development of International Sailing Sports. During this insightful discussion, Mr. Tomasz Lipski, Chairman of the ISSA, shared his profound insights on sustainable practices and the imperative of environmental awareness in sailing. His emphasis on nurturing the next generation of sailors underscored the festival’s dedication to youth development and ensuring a vibrant future for the sport.

The Qingdao International Sailing Week and Marine Festival not only showcased the city’s commitment to maritime excellence but also underscored its role as a global hub for sailing enthusiasts and industry leaders. With each passing year, this event solidifies its reputation as a must-attend spectacle on the international sailing calendar, drawing individuals and businesses alike to Qingdao’s shores to experience the magic of the sea and the thrill of sailing.