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Nha Trang to host international yacht race again

2010-10-13 (GMT + 7)

The central coastal city of Nha Trang will host the fourth VinaCapital Hong Kong-Vietnam International Yacht Race from October 20-24. The race is expected to draw more than 200 contestants from Hong Kong , Singapore , the Philippines , Australia , New Zealand and several European and American nations.

The 656 nautical mile-race will select the best athletes for the Rolex Sydney – Hobart competition – one of the most challenged yacht races in the world, which is held annually in December in Australia.
Officially launched in 2004, the biennial VinaCapital Hong Kong - Vietnam race is organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club with support from the Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa and the Saigon Tourist Travel Services.
Nha Trang is on the central coast, about 450 km north of Saigon and 1,200 km south of Hanoi. The main strip in Nha Trang is Tran Phu Street, which runs north-south along the sea for about 4 kilometers. It is a wide boulevard, bisected by a grassy median with street lamps. Numerous restaurants and bars line the beach side of Tran Phu, while hotels and more restaurants line the other. A walking path and wide swath of trees separate the beach from the road. Nha Trang is always considered as one of best destination of Vietnam travel which will be suitable for relaxing and holiday.
It is seen as a good opportunity to promote sea tourism potential of Nha Trang and Vietnam in general. The country successfully hosted previous races in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

(Source: VNA)

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