Fleet closes in on Da Nang
16 February 2016
Following the completion of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, the teams are making best speeds to Da Nang in strong winds as the north-east monsoon approaches the Vietnamese coastline.
Visit Seattle Skipper Huw Fernie says: “These could be the windiest conditions we have faced all race, and it comes at a time when we are trying to slow down. With bare minimum sail left up we will be arriving in Da Nang too soon. Not a big problem as we can head offshore again.”
Race winner Derry~Londonderry~Doire is amongst the first teams to arrive on Wednesday 17 February and the rest of the fleet is anticipated to arrive at hourly intervals throughout the day.
The current ETAs are below in local time, Da Nang, Vietnam (UTC +7 hours) which will see the fleet berthed at Han River Port.
1100-1200 GREAT Britain
1200-1300 LMAX Exchange
1400-1500 Da Nang-Viet Nam
1700-1800 PSP Logistics
1900-2000 Mission Performance
2000-2100 Visit Seattle
Please note that these are best estimates based on the latest weather and the average speeds of the fleet and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date ETAs, click here.
On arrival, teams will be welcomed by the city, supporters, friends and family and hope that you will be able to watch all the action live on Periscope, but this subject to internet connection in Da Nang. To watch the arrivals, download the Periscope app and follow @ClipperRace. Check out the race gallery for the latest arrival images and facebook and twitter.
To learn more about the city of Da Nang and the exciting schedule of events during the race's visit, click here.Join The Race