At 2:30 p.m. London time on July 30, visit Sanya China, which had completed the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, and the other 10 racing yachts performed a spectacular parade of sails along the River Thames , then arrived in London. Royal Albert Dock in turn. Their triumphant return was greeted by a huge crowd of sailors’ families and friends, a delegation of racing partners and spectators creating an electric atmosphere for their arrival.
The Triumph Awards Ceremony for the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race has also kicked off – a moment of glory and victory for all teams.
Mr. Zheng Zeguang, Chinese Ambassador to the UK, made a special trip to the dock to welcome returning Chinese sailors after completing the 2019-20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Ambassador Zheng not only presented awards to the Chinese fleet at the award ceremony, but also visited three Chinese racing yachts, including Visit Sanya China, at the dock. He interviewed the sailors in detail about their sailing and life on board, and expressed great gratitude to the Chinese sailors for their promotion of Chinese cities and culture to the world through the round-the-world voyage. Ambassador Zheng said he was very happy to see three yachts named after Chinese cities competing in the race and winning the prizes. Qingdao is one of China’s first open coastal cities, Sanya is an important city of Hainan Special Economic Zone and Free Trade Port, and Zhuhai is one of China’s first four Special Economic Zones. They serve as important portals and historical witnesses to China’s wider openness to the outside world. The participation of yachts named after Chinese cities in this sailing event will help improve the international reputation of the cities involved, promote their exchanges and cooperation with other countries in the world, and show the world more about China by as a prosperous, open and inclusive country. The Chinese athletes participating in this race have shown their good professional skills and spiritual outlook, so they have been well received by many other countries. It is believed that they will inspire and inspire more Chinese teenagers to love yachting and windsurfing.
Xu Lijia, a former Olympic champion living in the UK, also came specially to welcome Visit Sanya China, and participated in the welcoming activities organized there. She said: “I am very happy to see the sailors return in triumph to London today. The participating team members have worked hard for a common goal with teammates from different countries with different political, cultural or religious backgrounds in the race perfectly reflects the spirit of sailing and the charm of the sport. When I tell foreigners about Sanya, they all know that Sanya with its beautiful coastlines is the most suitable place for vacation in China. I believe that in the two consecutive Clipper Round the World Yacht Races, Visit Sanya China has attracted countless foreigners to visit this charming coastal city.
After the voyage, Visit Sanya China sailors wrote their feelings around the world on the Visit Sanya China team pennant, signed their names, and expressed their deep affection for Visit Sanya China. Their return from their trip was also welcomed by their relatives and friends who had come specially to London. Everyone boarded Visit Sanya China and toured the yacht’s facilities. Everyone showed their curiosity about Sanya, felt it was a pity that the fleet could not stop at Sanya Port’s home base in this race, and looked forward to having the chance to reunite in Sanya in the future.
After three years, Visit Sanya China has finally successfully completed its world tour and won the sixth place of the year. However, the bond of friendship that is more precious than racing has just been forged, and the attention and friendship that Sanya and Visit Sanya China have won from all over the world will certainly continue.
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