Since receiving the warmest of welcomes into Da Nang, crew and supporters have been enjoying all the city has to offer, from first class Vietnamese cuisine to bicycle rides along the stunning beachfront.

With the deep clean and maintenance repairs well underway in the warm sunshine, the Clipper Race dome in the Race Village will offer welcome respite over the coming days with daily screenings of the Race of Their Lives 2 documentary series.

While the crew was racing from Australia to Vietnam, the second episode of their epic global challenge was broadcast around the world meaning the crew themselves have not had the chance to watch it. In order to make sure they don't miss out, we will be showing the first two episodes over the weekend in Da Nang.

The scheduled times for the screenings are:

1pm, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 February: Episode 1, Race of Their Lives 2
5pm, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 February: Episode 2, Race of Their Lives 2

So pull up a bean bag, grab a deck chair and come join us on Saturday or Sunday.

This is one event happening in a fun-filled and stimulating stopover for the Clipper Race crew at the end of The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race.

As a first time Host Port and Team Sponsor, Da Nang is keen to show off the best that the city has to offer, and is inviting the Clipper Race crew and supporters to embrace the Vietnamese culture and explore the stunning surrounding landscapes.

Under the backdrop of the Marble Mountains and surrounded by breathtaking beaches, Da Nang is a vibrant city shaping itself as a centre of culture, tourism and events. Its success to date has earned it the title of Tripadvisor 2015 Top Destination on the Rise.

Keep an eye on the schedule for updates during the stopover. Here is the latest stopover schedule and information:

ENTERTAINMENT

Da Nang would like to set up a cultural exchange evening, inviting any interested crew from all of the boats to contribute and perform as part of the race ceremony – this could be music, dance, singing or any other cultural or traditional performance. All other crew are invited to come and watch the evening event.

If you would like to participate please email: danang@clipper-ventures.com. Please include: Name, team and an explanation of the contribution you want to make.

21 Feb: Da Nang Barefoot Run
Stretch those sea legs and join the locals to participate in the annual Bare Foot run along the Da Nang Beach. There are no excuses for not taking part with 2km, 5km and 10km options. (Pre-register interest by emailing danang@clipper-ventures.com)

21-23 Feb:
Cau Ngu Festival
Immerse yourself in a traditional Vietnamese beach festival with three days of sporting and cultural events along Da Nang Beach. The main day is 23February with the traditional ceremony. Also, we know how competitive our Clipper Race crew is, so there are bragging rights on offer in a tug of war competition you can enter. (Pre-register interest by emailing danang@clipper-ventures.com)

22 Feb: Prize giving – Ticket Only
All Leg 5 crew in team kit, friends and family welcome. Please obtain a ticket from the Race Office from 17 February.

23 Feb: Tran - Da Nang Special Food Day
1300-1900: Tran restaurant is offering a free set Vietnamese meal to Clipper Race crew and supporters wearing wristbands. There will also be cookery demonstrations at the Tran restaurant at 04 Le Duan Street.

23–27 Feb: Da Nang Festival

Immerse yourself in local food and drink and cultural activities at the Han River Port.

24 Feb: Art and Cultural Exchange
A show of traditional Vietnamese music, dance and performances that crew are encouraged to participate in.

25 Feb: Kayaking on the Han River. Join locals and tourists and other crew in a kayaking competition along the Han River. (Pre-register interest by emailing danang@clipper-ventures.com)

25 Feb: Dragon Bridge Light Parade
See the famous Dragon Bridge light up, breathe fire and spray water as the Clipper Race fleet parades past.

27 Feb: Race Start
Tell friends and family to watch the start of Race 8 to Qingdao from the famous Da Nang white sandy beaches or hop on one of the tourist boats to join the fleet on the water.


ACCOMMODATION

Booking your accommodation in Da Nang couldn’t be easier with exclusive Clipper Race crew, friends and family rates available at a variety of hotels, resorts and apartments. The closest accommodation and point of reference to where the boats will be berthed is the Novotel, however for the best experience we recommend staying at along any of the fantastic beaches. To book your exclusively rated accommodation, click here.

Don’t forget to mention that you are visiting with the Clipper Race to ensure you get the best rate!


TOURISM

To ensure you get the best experience, Da Nang has created a comprehensive brochure with information about the city; from its history and weather patterns at the time of year you are visiting to the surrounding beaches worth visiting, what’s on guides including festivals and cuisine, shopping, nightlife, tours and getting around. It even includes a handy map and discount coupons for various outlets. To plan your Da Nang adventure, click here. You can also visit Tourism Da Nang here.


RACE OFFICE

Clipper Race Office,
C/O SHIPCHANCO,
34 Bach Dang Str.,
Thach Thang Ward,
Hai Chau Dist.,
Danang City,
Vietnam

To locate the Race Office and where the yachts will be berthed, on the brochure map see ‘Administration Centre’ or Google Maps here.

Race post can be mailed to the Race Office. Please ensure when sending post that the crew member’s full name and race team name is marked clearly on the envelope.

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