Hong Kong sailors Fung Tat-choi and Chan Yu-ting can realise their Olympic dream when the Qingdao leg of the World Cup begins on Wednesday. As well as being the last leg of the five-stage series before the grand final in Dubai next month, the regatta also serves as a continental qualifier for the 2016 Olympics Games in the Nacra 17 class, in which Fung and Chan and another Hong Kong pair, Tong Yui-sing and Tong Kit-fong, have entered. Only the top finisher among the Asian crews in Qingdao will make it to Rio next year. We have been training in the marina over the last couple of weeks and everything looks fine Chan Yu-ting "We have been training in the marina over the last couple of weeks and everything looks fine," said Chan yesterday. "The regatta features four boats from China, one from Bulgaria and other Asian nations but our top rival for the sole Olympic berth is Singapore. "They are very experienced sailors and have won Asian Games gold medals in the 420 class. They have showed good control and team work. We have to minimise mistakes and hold a good speed. It's going to be very competitive." Nacra 17 was only made an Olympic class for the Rio Games last year and it is the only mixed event featuring one man and one woman out of the 10 Olympic classes. READ MORE: Hong Kong sailors shell out a million dollars of their own money in bid to fulfil their Olympics dream Fung and Chan started the class last year and are now ranked 57th in the world, while Singaporeans Justin Liu and Denise Lim are 42nd. The Hong Kong pair gave up their full-time jobs in December to concentrate on the Nacra 17. The pair has since forked out a million dollars from their own pockets to finance their quest to qualify for the 2016 Games. And it was not until last month that they were admitted to the Sports Institute elite programme based on the results they achieved over the past 20 months. There will be a total of 13 races over a span of five days to decide the champions. The Qingdao World Cup will also be the Olympic continental qualifiers for the men's and women's 470 class, in which Hong Kong have entered one boat each. In men's windsurfing, Michael Cheng Chun-leung is the only representative from Hong Kong as other boardsailors are preparing for the Asian Championships, which start in Japan next week.