On 21st October, at 3 PM (GMT +7, Hanoi), team Danang – Vietnam was only 223 knots from Cape Town, South Africa during the second race to The Cape of Storms.
Team Danang – Vietnam is on target with high speed 10,5kn (1 kn = 1 nm / hour = 1,852km / h) and is in the 6th position of the race. Boat Danang – Vietnam is on target with high speed 10,5kn (1 kn = 1 nm / hour = 1,852km / h) and is in the 6th position of the grid. While other teams are now racing forward using “stealth mode” to surprise their competitors, team Danang – Vietnam has not used this tactic and probably will never use because the boat is still portable go straight towards Cape Town at speeds ranging from 8,5-11kn. In the last 12 hours, team Danang – Vietnam has moved 111 nautical miles, with the momentum, is expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon 22-10 (GMT), and will be expected to finish the race and docked at V & A Waterfront harbor, Cape Town later.
On the way to the finish, the leading four yachts were: Derry-Londonderry-Doire, Garmin, Great Britain and Mission Performance are now fiercely disputed, and will finish in only a few knots. However, Simon Rowell, professional meteorology 2015-2016 Clipper Race made predictions, the last mile will encounter some unexpected changes of weather. “The yachts will find and use the southeast wind to finish the race. However the wind would change its direction and affect the result . Besides, in the sea close to the bank may have trap awaits the fleet on its way to Cape Town,” Simon said.
In another development, the organizers Clipper Race 2015-2016 has completed the list of penalty points for the boat after assessing the damage and repair costs after a race from London, UK to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The point of this penalty does not affect the ranking position race but would make a difference in the overall standings. “The penalty points system has been developed to encourage and ensure the smooth control and safe boat”, Justin Taylor, head of the organizing committee said. Accordingly, the three boats: Garmin, Qingdao and Unicef will be deducted 2 points; 4 boats: IchorCoal, PSP Logistics, Lmax Exchange and Great Britain will be deducted 1 point. The loss of the sail of the boat will not be penalized.