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First sailing school holds party

Vietnam’s first sailing school, based in Mui Ne, will hold its official launch party on Saturday night, February 12. MANTA Sail Training Centre, which is managed by sailing instructor, Julia Shaw, aims to promote sailing in the coastal resort town and establish sailing as a national sport in Vietnam. Shaw said she is trying to establish sailing here with international safety and standards in place... read more
Sailing in Vietnam – Where is the wind?

Sailing in Vietnam – Where is the wind?

A customer sails an RS Feva in front of the Manta Sail Training Center in Mui Ne - Photo: Michael Smith A kilometer offshore… The fishing port to my left, the flat blue horizon on my right with a couple of fishing boats working their nets within waving distance... I’m heading just to the right of the point at Mui Ne. The sail pulled on tight... read more
False start for sailing in Vietnam

False start for sailing in Vietnam

For a country with 3, 500km of coastline, Vietnam has very little sailing apart from windsurfing and kite-surfing. If the government approves a new National Sailing Plan the sport could take on new dimensions Two young Vietnamese practice sailing in Con Dao Archipelago under sailing instructor, Julia Shaw. Shaw has been trying to set up international standards for the sport in Vietnam. Just south of... read more

Vietnam hoists the mainsail on new industry

Published on AsiaLife, September 08, 2009 by Ginny Becker It's an exciting day at Corsair Marine International. The well-established sailboat-building company is launching a 50-foot custom-built catamaran called the Mango Moon. The boat's owners, Frank and Lisa Coale, recently traveled to Vietnam from the United States to take stock of their new cruising vessel. From here, they'll sail around the world. The Coales’ plan conjures images... read more
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