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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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