2006 Qingdao International Regatta
Updated: 2006-08-21 19:30

,,,2006 Qingdao International Regatta,,,

Competitors of the 2006 Qingdao International Regatta sailing competition compete on the first day of the games in Qingdao, China's eastern province of Shandong, August 21, 2006. The first official test event for the 2008 Olympics got underway on Monday afternoon when a fleet of boats sailed out into the Yellow Sea to begin competition in the biggest regatta ever held in China. [Reuters]