Vietnam News, 29 July 2015. Vietnamese team to compete in Round-the-World yacht race.
A sponsorship agreement has just been signed for a Danang team to enter the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race.
The skipper of the Danang team, Wendy Tuck, is an Australian, and the race will be used to promote business opportunities in Danang.
An edited extract of the original article is reproduced below.
DA NANG (VNS) — The central city and Clipper Ventures, the UK-based operator of the Clipper Race, yesterday [28 July 2015] officially signed a sponsorship agreement for the Da Nang-Viet Nam team.
The yacht team will be competing in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, which is the longest ocean race in the world, spanning a distance of more than 40,000 nautical miles.
As scheduled, Da Nang is the only official Southeast Asian host port for the famous worldwide yacht race…
“The city’s images will be promoted in many countries…”, David Cusworth, the company’s crew recruitment and development director, said.
“The race will be broadcast on global television to millions of viewers around the world. The race also brings in more than 240 crew members and their families, who will arrive at Da Nang’s ports next year. They will then go home to share many stories of the city”…
David said many business partners wanted to build a relationship with the city through the race.
Vice chairman of the city’s people’s committee Dang Viet Dung said…”We hope to promote Da Nang’s culture and its potential for tourism as well as promote investment opportunities,” he said.
Australian professional skipper Wendy Tuck, 50, from Sydney, who is currently participating in a training course with her crew in the English Channel, will lead the Da Nang-Viet Nam team during the race, with 20 crew members…
Tien said the city will host a series of cultural and investment forums when the race participants are docked at the city’s port in mid-February next year.
The Da Nang-Viet Nam team will also recruit a Vietnamese crew member to take part in a section of the race from Australia to Qingdao, China…
Legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the founder and chairman of the Clipper Race (said)… “Da Nang will discover that we provide a powerful platform for boosting international trade, investment, economic impact and tourism, together with enhanced social, cultural and diplomatic relations.”…
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- Getting ready: Australian professional skipper Wendy Tuck will lead the Da Nang-Viet Nam yacht team racing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for 2015-16. Da Nang will host the team as a home port next February. — Photo courtesy Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Click here.
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