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Clipper Round the World Race, Leg 5: Part 1

Published: Wednesday February 24, 2016

Peter Murray, GBG’s Head of Gaming and a key member of the GBG team for over six years, has embarked on a life-changing 53 day challenge taking part in the ‘Clipper Round the World’ yacht race. He is sailing the 5th leg of the race, which has so far taken him from Whitsunday on the East Coast of Australia to Da Nang in Vietnam. This is his first update. You can read more about his challenge here.

A post by Peter Murray, Head of Gaming at GBG.

After 31 days we were 20 miles off the coast of Vietnam when we spotted land, and at the same time managed to get a mobile phone signal, so we all got a little excited! We are now here in Da Nang Viet Nam for a week of rest, recuperation, and boat repairs before we head out again for our final destination of Qingdao in China. The love and generosity we've been shown here already is almost overwhelming.

There are too many thoughts and emotions swirling around my head to put anything coherent down, so as I pull my thoughts together I thought the easiest way to try to summarise leg one of my race would be by giving you an infographic of the basic facts of my trip so far. 

So this is a quick snapshot, in descending numerical order, of what 30 days racing at sea looks like (spoiler; it isn't pretty...)

Click here to view the infographic