Quảng Ninh to compete in global sailing race 1

Quảng Ninh is the only representative locality of Việt Nam to have a team named “Hạ Long Bay – Việt Nam” taking part in the global sailing race. Photo baoquangninh.com.vn

HÀ NỘI Quảng Ninh has signed a cooperation agreement with Clipper Ventures on the participation of the north eastern province in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019-2020 and hosting of the 2021-2022 edition.

The signing ceremony took place in Hạ Long City on Monday with the attendance of leaders from the provincial People’s Committee and relevant departments, as well as CEO of Clipper Ventures William Ward and representatives from VinGroup and SunGroup.

According to the agreement, from the 2019-2020 edition, Quảng Ninh will officially become a team partner of the race.

Quảng Ninh is the only representative locality of Việt Nam to have a team named “Hạ Long Bay – Việt Nam” taking part in the global sailing race.

The province will equip its sailors with clothing associated with the logo of Hạ Long Bay – recognised as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 1994 and 2000.

Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Vũ Thị Thu Thủy  said the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will create a new opportunity for the tourism sector in Quảng Ninh to introduce Hạ Long Bay to domestic and foreign tourists, as well as attract more service and tourism investment projects.

Meanwhile, CEO of Clipper Ventures Ward said Quảng Ninh is an interesting and special destination, particularly Hạ Long Bay.
He said he believed that sailors will have nice experiences during their stay here.

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been held for more than 20 years and become an annual event with the participation of about 70 clippers.

The 40,000 nautical mile adventure will take place over 11 months.

The Clipper Race 2019-20 is scheduled to take place on August 22 with 16 legs starting from St Katharine Docks in London, going through 10 countries – Portugal, Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, China, the Philippines, the US, Panama, Bermuda, and Ireland, and finishing in August 2020. VNS