Da Nang-Vietnam has finished seventh out of 12 teams competing in the 10th edition of the world’s longest ocean race, the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race.
The Vietnamese-sponsored yacht, skippered by Australia's Wendy Tuck, ranked eighth in round 14, a 198-nautical-mile sprint finale from the Netherlands at the Southend Pier in the UK on July 30.
A delegate of Da Nang officials, led by vice mayor Dang Viet Dung, was at the port to welcome the team. They also hosted a conference to promote Da Nang tourism in London.
Da Nang-Vietnam joined the race for the first time with a crew of 59 sailors, including Da Nang native Nguyen Tran Minh An, 27.
LMAX Exchange, skippered by Frenchman Olivier Cardin, was confirmed as the winner, followed by Derry-Londoderry-Doire, Great Britain, Garmin, Qingdao, Mission Performance.
The Clipper 2015-16 Race departed London on 30 August 2015 and visited 14 different ports in 10 different countries during the race series. The route also took the teams to Da Nang earlier this year.
According to organizers, during the 11-month race, the amateur crews have endured some of the most extreme conditions ever experienced in the event’s 20-year history.
The next edition of the race will start in 2017.