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Guests gathered in “Sanya”, Former NBA star James praised Sanya for its beauty

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Guests gathered in “Sanya”, Former NBA star James praised Sanya for its beauty

May 03
03:00 2022

In Seattle, USA, on April 27th, local time, “Sanya” launched a series of activities in Seattle to introduce beautiful Sanya to tourists from all over the world, and invited local media and guests from all walks of life from Seattle to board “Sanya” to visit and experience sailing. Everyone praised Sanya for its beauty, romance and hospitality.


Seattle media and guests took a group photo.

After a 36-day voyage, “Sanya” crossed 7,000 nautical miles from west to east across the North Pacific Ocean and arrived in Seattle, USA from the Philippines. Visitors from all over the world take this precious opportunity to board the deck, get close contact with the “Sanya” and learn about the city spirit and culture of Sanya.

James Donaldson, a 2.18-meter-tall former NBA star, was invited to board “Sanya”. He said, “I love China very much. I have been to Sanya. Sanya is so beautiful!” According to reports, his main job after retirement is to participate in public welfare activities and basketball promotion. In 2014, he and his wife came to Sanya, made a special trip to Sanya Guangming Connection Center for Children with Brain Disabilities, visited the children who were undergoing rehabilitation treatment there, interacted with the children, and gave them autographed basketball as a souvenir. The children created a warm and energetic memory for him. He was deeply impressed by Sanya’s pleasant climate, fresh air, warm sunshine and beautiful natural environment, and very much hoped that he could spend his holidays in Sanya frequently. He thinks that Sanya can rival Hong Kong, Dubai and Hawaii, and looks forward to coming to Sanya again as soon as possible.

James Donaldson boarded the Sanya.

Raymond Tsway, a local Chinese Internet celebrity in Seattle, a talk show star and a “North American Bro Cui” with more than 4 million fans, heard about the stop of “Sanya” in Seattle, and specially came to welcome “Sanya” with friends and relatives from Las Vegas and California. “Sanya”’s trip to Seattle made him deeply touched. As an overseas traveler who has lived in Seattle for more than 20 years, the arrival of “Sanya” made him feel more cordial, and evoked the feeling of his hometown. It made him feel very honored and proud to board “Sanya”. It was especially meaningful for him to board a sailboat named after a Chinese city in the United States. Such a memory will never be forgotten! “Sanya” gave him such an opportunity. As an overseas Chinese, he thanked “Sanya” very much. At the same time, he also said that he would use his own resources and circle of friends to promote Sanya, and invite American friends to take their families to Sanya for a holiday, to feel the enthusiasm of the people of Sanya and to enjoy the incomparable sunshine and waves of Sanya.

“North American Bro Cui” (left) at the helm.

The crew of “Sanya” explained the details of the ship structure, life and accommodation on board for visitors who came to experience it. Everyone experienced the basic operation of sailing with great interest. The guests enjoyed today’s sailing very much, and they look forward to traveling to Sanya one day.

Guests listened carefully to the captain’s explanation of safety knowledge on board.

Liu Ge, from Portland, said that she and her husband drove for several hours to see “Sanya”. I heard that Sanya had to stop in Seattle before, so I wanted to actively organize the local media to visit “Sanya” and learn about it. I would like to invite the crew of “Sanya” to the kindergarten in Portland to publicize sailing culture, the beautiful landscape and moving stories of Sanya. However, it is a pity that the “Sanya” arrived much later than expected, and they failed to make the trip.

Liu Ge also said that when “Sanya” arrived in Seattle last season, they had come to cheer for “Sanya”. It was a wonderful fate to board “Sanya” again, feeling familiar and kind. They hope that they can continue to become attached to Sanya in the future, and spread the charm of Sanya to more local people. In the future, they must travel by sailboat to experience the beautiful customs of Sanya.

Mr. and Mrs. Liu Ge took a photo with Sir Robin.

Shannon, a former American English news anchor and journalist of CBS, is the first time to board “Sanya”. She is full of curiosity about sailing across the ocean. She said she didn’t expect sailing to look like this. The sailors are able to sail around the world, and their courage and perseverance are admirable.

As a famous tropical coastal tourist resort city in China, Sanya enjoys a unique ecological environment and world-class tourism resources. Every year, it attracts thousands of Chinese and foreign tourists for sightseeing, leisure and vacation. This time, “Sanya” stops in Seattle, and actively displays Sanya’s cultural and sports tourism resources and beautiful image of urban civilization to local people and tourists from all over the world through sailing boats.

After the experience of returning home, the guests took a group photo with the crew. They sent their heartfelt wishes to Sanya, and said that they would continue to pay attention to the follow-up race sailing of Sanya.

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