On September 30th 2015, at 21:00 (GMT -3, local time in Brazil), team Danang – Vietnam finished their first leg of the race called “Trade winds to Brazil” at Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On September 30th 2015, at 21:00 (GMT -3, local time in Brazil), team Danang – Vietnam finished their first leg of the race called “Trade winds to Brazil” at Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This leg is 5.186 nautical miles long and started from London, UK on August 31st 2015. On arrival, Wendy said: “It’s been long and hard at times, but now that it has come to an end, I’m a tad sad. It has been great seeing the crew grow in confidence and learn new skills along the way. The first Leg highlights have been leaving London – it was such an incredible atmosphere. The first few days saw us settling into the rhythm of the boat. The Bay of Biscay was kind to us, and we enjoyed crossing it while surfing waves under kite and a full moon. I loved crossing the Equator and passing the few groups of islands”.
“We are all looking forward to Leg 2 – we have learnt do much. I have already started our planning and looking at the routeing charts. It will be a chance for us to try and redeem ourselves,” she added.
The next stage, Leg 2: “The Stormhoek Race to Cape of Storms Cape Town”, South Africa, will depart Marina da Gloria on Wednesday 7 October. Clipper Round the World Race is the world longest yacht race crosses over 40.000 nautical miles, 05 continents and 14 stops within 11 months. And for the very first time in its history, the Clipper Round the World Race will arrive in Danang, Vietnam from 17th to 27th February, 2016.
Translated by Anh Ho