Da Nang becomes an official team sponsor and host port of Clipper Around The World Race 2015-2016

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Da Nang becomes an official team sponsor and host port of Clipper Around The World Race 2015-2016
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Lately on 27th July afternoon, Mr. Dang Viet Dung, Vice President of Danang People’s Committee has officially signed a sponsorship agreement on seaport and 500,000 pounds (about 17 billion Vietnam Dong) for the Clipper Around The World Race 2015 – 2016.

Under this agreement, the name of Danang – Vietnam will officially be tied to 1 out of 12 boats participated in the world longest race with more than 40,000 nautical miles, passing around 140 countries. Information from the organizer, Mrs. Wendy Tuck (50 years of age, Australian) will be the navigator on the boat named Danang – Vietnam. Wendy has over 10 years served as a sailing coach and Captain privileges of the Royal Yacht Association of Australia.

According to schedule, the Clipper Race will race will be docked at Tien Sa Habor (Da Nang) in Feb 2016 and stay here for around 5 to 12 days. Clipper Race 2015 – 2016, known as the yacht race over “5 continents and 4 seas” has the specific schedule as follows:

Time                                                Destination
August, 2015                                   London – England
September, 2015                            South America
October, 2015                                 South Africa
November and December, 2015     Australia
From January to March, 2016         Asia
From April to June, 2016                 The USA
June and July, 2016                        Northern Ireland

After 11 months racing around the world and almost 140 countries, the Clipper Race crew will come back to London – England. This will be a wonderful chance to promote Danang city’s image to the world.

Anh Ho

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