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Vietnam has joined ISAF

Vietnam has joined ISAF

International Sailing Federation has formally accepted Vietnam as the 16th member of Asia (K group). The news is here. This is a historical event and a truly rewarding for the effort of Ms. Julia Shaw and the members at MANTA Sailing Centre in Mui ne as they have introduced sailing at international standard in Vietnam. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the Mackay FX has been selected... read more
Vietnam could soon join ISAF

Vietnam could soon join ISAF

Vietnam could soon be a member of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) making it possible to hold international sailing events along its amazing coastline. Head of ISAF Administration, Helen Fry, said via a recent email that Vietnam’s application would be put before the ISAF council at the mid-year meetings in May. The SE Asian country’s National Sailing Coach, Julia Shaw, based in Mui Ne, has... read more
MANTA Mui Ne 1st annual Regatta

MANTA Mui Ne 1st annual Regatta

With tropical storm Washi sweeping the East Sea, it was a close call whether to cancel MANTA’s first annual regatta, last weekend. Blessed with (flat) protected inshore waters, a long gentle beach gradient and no beach break, 10 races ran. Winds were 18-20 knots in Mui Ne Bay close to MANTA, gusting 30 knots offshore and the rest of the bay. Race organization was comprised... read more
Good winds for Mui Ne Sailing Regatta

Good winds for Mui Ne Sailing Regatta

Manta Sail Training Center in Mui Ne is inviting registrations for its first annual sailing regatta on 17-18 December near the coastal resort town’s fishing port. Entrants for the Manta Regatta can supply their own boats to race in or select from one from the eight boats in the Manta fleet which include Lasers, Open Bics, RS Terras and Fevas. Eleven teams have already signed... read more
Fit for a break: five sports-inspired holidays

Fit for a break: five sports-inspired holidays

Sunbathing on beaches? So last year. Ring in the new and get active withJacqueline Smith as she races round the region to scope out options for sport-inspired holidays. Skiing in North India Think of India, and you may well imagine compromising poses in ashrams and sweaty meditation. But head to the northern states from December to March, and you will find rows of mountains blanketed in... read more
MANTA's 1st annual regatta, 17-18 December, 2011, Mui Ne!

MANTA’s 1st annual regatta, 17-18 December, 2011, Mui Ne!

Sponsors include: Blue Dragon, Circle K, Coco Beach, HCMC Family Medical Centre, Kite N Surf, Le Chasseur Blanc, Mia resort (Sailing Club, Mui Ne), Mui Ne Fitness, Mui Ne Tropical Minigolf, Sandals restaurant and Bar (Sailing Club, Mui Ne), Shades apartments and Snap Café, with Khoe Sport in Phan Thiet arranging the trophy!
MANTA & Jibes notice of race 2-3 September, 2011 at Suoi Nuoc

MANTA & Jibes notice of race 2-3 September, 2011 at Suoi Nuoc

Dinghies Under 18s: Single or double handed racing on RS Teras Test drives/clinics for beginners on Sunday Schedule Expect 10-12 races/day, depending on conditions, with 10 MANTA dinghies 9.30am registration with team name 10am race briefing Races every half hour, including a short practice before each race and the next team lined up to take over on the water for the next race 12.30-1.30 lunch... read more
Save the sea

Save the sea

Sail trained fishermen taught sailing to marine conservation competition winners from Vo Thi Sau High School in a marine conservation awareness raising campaign 'Bien Cua Em' / 'My Sea'. Wildlife at Risk will host a marine conservation awareness event for 400 Con Dao kids on Dec. 14. The theme of "MY SEA!" will be developed through a series of games, competitions and music to teach... read more
From wildlife to sailing

From wildlife to sailing

Julia Shaw appears to be just another tourist on Mui Ne’s golden beach. Her open smile, drugstore medical lush blond hair and tan lines do nothing to belie your suspicions. Until you find out she’s the brains behind Mui Ne’s first sailing school. The Irish entrepreneur was born in Malaysia, grew up in England, and studied in Hong Kong. But she never imagined in her... read more

Men from the Island (Video)

Heart-warming and inspirational video, filmed during MANTA Wildlife at Risk program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yUY5iSTnKg&feature=youtu.be With overfishing one of the biggest threats to marine environments and Con Dao archipelago arguably one of the best protected marine environment in Vietnam with sea turtles still nesting and dugongs visiting. Ocean skills of 84% of dive fishermen were used for 2008 sail training as alternative/additional livelihoods to help take them above... read more
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