This is MANTA's story on the national television channel of Vietnam. Big thanks to the excellent crews! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrPY8Io8cfs
News & events
A Mui Ne-based school has changed the face of sailing in Vietnam. Words by Harry Hodge. Published on The Word HCMC Magazine. What started as a marine conservation project, sourcing alternatives to overfishing for fishermen, has become a boon for the nation’s amateur sailors. Sail-trained fishermen now run the watersports out of Manta, Vietnam’s first and only sailing school, which is located in Mui Ne.... read more
Great workout today at Manta, battling with garbage! We picked up quite a few tonnes of rubbish, stuffed few trucks full, but there's still lots of work to do. We might not win, but it doesn't mean we don't have to do our best, so we plan to continue tomorrow, and we could really use your help. Positive news this morning from Mui Ne People’s... read more
As Vietnam’s rich coastline gets carved up into marketable slices, Katie Jacobs talks with some brave souls fighting an uphill battle. Silence. The sound of my breathing, puffed from walking uphill, feels obtrusive. A soft wind picks up, as does the faint sound of lapping water on the beach below. A flock of birds squawk as they ascend from the canopy and are gone. Thatched roofs... read more
A series of activities to introduce and perfect the skills to sail safely alone in dinghies. A great group of kids, teachers, staff and friends volunteering. Big thanks all round for a full day of fun at MANTA Sail Training Centre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZkaSbNx62U Video by Ed Hanman for Fisheyeproduction.
Sail training last week at MANTA Sail Training Centre for 71 kids, with AsiaMotions and ISHCMC. Blessed that typhoon with 40 knot winds stayed 5 hours away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5qWCTEmuzY Video by Ed Hanman for Fisheyeproduction.
More than 18,000 participants last month achieved a new Guinness World Record by taking part in Bart’s Bash, the largest ever sailing event. The event, which including participation from about 10 clubs in Asia, raised some US$ 380,000 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Andrew “Bart” Simpson tragically died in the lead up to the America’s Cup last year after he was trapped under the... read more
Vietnam currently ranking: * 12th in RS Fevas, * 16th in Laser Standards, and * In top 150 for Laser Radials. With the world leadership board for the Largest (synchronized) Sailing Event in the World, in memory of Bart Simpson (www.bartsbash.co.uk). Thousands of sailors from around the world have taken part in races in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympian who died at sea... read more
My love of sailing started… with my grandma’s boat when I was four, and grew with the independence of sailing dinghies when I was five, and teaching friends to sail when I was six. My grandmother’s boat… by the saltmarshes at the end of the Lymington River in the UK, was where we lived on long leave from Sarawak, as her house was too small... read more
The road to the whale temple on the point winds through the quiet fishing village of Mui Ne, then climbs up a white sandy path to where the temple looks across the bay. We park the Hondas and wait for the temple keeper to arrive. The famous red sand hills of Mui Ne color the horizon. Blue and red fishing boats crowd the bay below.... read more