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Why Watersports?

MANY BENEFITS for human and environmental health:

It’s fun and exciting!

Never stop learning.

It’s open to all!

From 6-80 years old, all genders.

It teaches many skills!

Boat and board handling. Social skills. Train and compete. Sport spirit. Another form of transport. Climate change survival skills. Environmental respect. Switch energy to wind power.

It promotes Vietnam’s ocean!

Watersports have transformed the bay of Mui Ne/Ham Tien from a single beach track with one hotel to a multicultural water-sports community and international Mecca for kiteboarding, Mui Ne is now Vietnam’s watersports capital

An opportunity to relax, have fun, get healthy and learn unique new life-skills!

Watersports for all!


MANTA offers a wide range of watersports training and sea tours: from sailing, surfing, windsurfing, to Stand-Up-paddling, snokerling and coracling.


MANTA offers climate change sea tours to Mui Ne fishing village with the local way of life. Beach-side accommodation can be recommended nearby.


MANTA organizes unique watersport camps and delivers sustainable development goals to over 3,000+ school children from international schools since 2014.


Book your next team-building activities with MANTA, professional watersport activities with certified coaches in Vietnam.

N.B. For corporate CSR, please see MANTA’s sponsored workshops for local children.

Follow governing body standards

World-class training programs

We believe ‘hands on’ instruction and practice are the best ways to learn and most thorough and enjoyable learning experience, while also emphasizing safety and good seamanship.

Certified by International Yacht Training ( 


Getting float

  • Test drives
  • Controlled capsizes
  • Copying the skills

1-2 hours


Learn to sail

  • Test drives
  • Controlled capsizes
  • Balancing the boat
  • Balancing the sails
  • Steering and orientation
  • Upwind and tacking
  • Downwind and jibing

6~10 hours


Progressive training

  • Sailing backwards
  • Sailing in circles
  • Man-overboard
  • Stopping alongside a rescue boat
  • Picking up and dropping anchors
  • Sailing without a centerboard
  • Sailing without a rudder

6~10 hours


Race training

  • Race starts
  • Race tracks
  • Race sequences
  • Race courses
  • Rules of the road
  • Race penalties
  • Checking the elements
  • Roll tacks, roll jibes
  • Reefing

6~10 hours


Advanced training

  • Sailing with spinnakers
  • Sailing with trapezes
  • Sailing without a centerboard
  • Sailing without a rudder
  • Sailing tight circles

6~10 hours

Our training programs are delivered in small sequential steps, tailored to each client, and inline with Vietnam’s National Sailing Plan, drawn by MANTA, following guidelines by the World Sailing, Federation Francaise de Voile [FFV] and Royal Yachting Association [RYA].

N.B. MANTA has a strict child protection policy and protocols in Vietnamese and English, drawn with Laureus Sport for Good.


For single trainee

Standard rates

We offer individual watersport training with International Olympic Committee sponsored coaches.

Standard rates:

  • Coaching (beginners, intermediates, advanced): USD60/hour/person
  • Skippered (dinghies can take 3-4 people): USD50/hour/boat
  • Rental (if you can sail safely alone): USD40/hour/boat

MANTA takes fishermen off endangered habitats and over-fishing by translating their existing ocean instincts into water-sports coaching and climate change survival skills. This alternative livelihood programme with delivery of UN global goals is supported by your booking.

For large groups

Group rates

We offer special group rates and corporate event packages as well as organized lessons for school groups.

Special group rates:

  • 4-7 people at 50USD/hour/person
  • 8-11 people at 45USD/hour/person
  • 12-14 people at 40USD/hour/person
  • 15-20 people at 35USD/hour/person

Additional activities can be arranged for large groups, such as Stand-Up-Paddling, snorkeling, traditional coracling and survival swimming. Contact us and we can work together to build a sailing program that meets the needs of your group.

Payment details

A choice of payment options are available from inside/outside Vietnam via bank accounts, Paypal, or cash.

(i) Payment in VND

Cong Ty TNHH Xa Hoi Canh Buom Ca Duoi – 19029748147011 – Techcombank – Binh Thuan branch

(ii) Payment in USD

Account Name          : MANTA SAIL COMPANY LIMITED
Account Number      : 19029748147021
Bank Name                : Viet Nam Technology Commercial Joint Stock Bank
Bank Address            : Binh Thuan branch, 435-437 Tran Hung Dao, Duc Thang ward, Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam.
Tel.                              + 84 (0) 62 37 22 444
SWIFT                        : VTCB VNVX

(iii) Payment in USD via Paypal

Send to paypal account: [email protected]

Follow international standard

Olympic-class equipment

Our equipment has been chosen from the most popular classes raced regionally and internationally, including Olympic classes and the most popular classes for kids.

Fleet of dinghies

Equipment is new

  • Laser Standards (2)
  • Laser Radials (2)
  • Open Bic (1)
  • RS Quests (2)
  • RS Fevas (2)
  • RS Teras (2)
  • Vietnam Optimists (2)
  • Vietnam Sunfish (1)

Kid’s range

Sailing for kids has never been more fun and easier. Our range includes:

  • Laser RS Tera
  • Flying Fish (VN Optimist trainer)
  • Open Bic

Standup paddle boards (8)

Surf boards

Rescue boat (1)

Materials & Certification

MANTA has produced several manuals, certificates and Yachmaster books.

  • Manuals (in Vietnamese and English)
  • Certificates similar to motorbike licenses
  • Yachtmasters book

Production of a yachtmasters book in Vietnamese and English, edited by Ministry of Transport, Inland Waterways School.

Logbooks mimic Vietnamese passports and certificates mimic Vietnamese motorbike licences.

People are saying great things about MANTA

Hear the feedback from students, coach and community on our watersport programs.

Swimming survival workshops for climate action playlist


Safety is of fundamental importance to us as evident at all levels of operations from our National Sailing Plan, National School Plan, Operating and maintenance protocols, training, teaching and rescue drills to our role as national sailing adviser for Vietnam Canoeing Rowing Sailing Federation. An excellent track record for safety across 45 years of coaching.

Groupama insurance covers our boats and please see our medical waiver. First Aid boxes with CPR equipment and fire extinguishers are in the event room and on rescue boats. Family Medical Practice gives 24 hour cover in a range of languages.

Additional Safety information

The 24 hour Family medical centre provides additional support.

Ratios of instructors to students is maximum 1:6 and ratio of rescue boats to dinghies is 1:6.

Safety Checklist
  • Check wind and water conditions
  • Fill out registration and waiver forms
  • Always wear a life jacket when sailing
  • Drink plenty of water before going sailing or take a bottle with you
  • Don’t forget sunscreen (with jellyfish protection if appropriate)
  • Lock-up personal belongings
  • Swim test (swim 25m wearing a life jacket)
  • Check your boat
  • Review safety signals
  • Sail within designated sailing areas (500m off shore)
  • Have fun sailing!!


Why Sailing?

  • To help improve human health (greater aerobic fitness, cardiovascular fitness, anaerobic capacity and muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and agility).
  • To help improve team skills and survival skills in the community and be fun relaxation with friends, with a natural high.
  • To balance the elements to go where you want to go, developing mental and physical skills.
  • To complement existing watersports in Vietnam in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • To attract all ages without gender or social background restrictions.
  • To empower youth with life skills of team building, confidence and coordination, particularly in Vietnam with a relatively young population.
  • To help promote Vietnam’s 3,444km of stunning coastline, especially working with the Sports Universities.

Sailing is good because Vietnam has such a long coastline; when students go back to their province they can teach it and develop it there. – Dr Lam Quang Thanh (Saigon Times, 14.4.2011).

  • To help bring countries together with a similar passion and understanding.
  • To help improve environmental health
    • Sailing and watersports can be organized to define and survey Marine Protected Areas where marine life can grow and multiply to help service growing demands of the human population. Vietnam defined 17 MPAs in 1998 with ADB funding which have yet to be ratified. Watersports can be used to help the implementation.
    • Sailing can raise awareness for marine conservation and provide alternative or additional livelihoods for fishermen, using their existing ocean skills to help service Vietnam’s growing industries of watersports and tourism, to help take fishermen above the poverty line and off endangered habitats to build marine stocks.
    • Watersports can raise awareness on the need to reduce rubbish and pollution (with the help of fishing family kids) to help protect the quality of natural resources underpinning the sport (e.g., surfers against sewage)
  • To balance the elements to go where you want to go, using wind and water power without the need for engine power.
  • To help Vietnam adapt to climate change with sea levels rising and a vulnerable coastline.
  • To help address three of five Millennium Development Goals
    • Sailing can be structured to help break the cycle of poverty/development trap (Mayer, 1997).
    • Sail training can be broad based and a universal education while inspiring national team development for Olympics or Paralympics.
    • Sailing does not require a gender bias.
    • Sailing can be a healthy means of transport, recreation and education for young children.
    • Sailing can support environmental sustainability.

Why dinghy sailing?

  • The best sailors often started in dinghies.


  • Vietnam’s first (and only) sailing school.
  • Vietnam’s National Sailing Authority.
  • Trained international and local instructors.
  • MANTA has drawn the National Sailing Plan and School Plan following international guidelines, modified for Vietnam conditions with a strong focus on safety, standards and enjoyment of the sport.
  • MANTA has sourced good environmental conditions for sail training and development.
  • MANTA is based in the watersports’ centre of Vietnam.
  • Certified by the International Sailing Federation and International Yatch Sailing Training.

Insurance Liability Waiver

MANTA is committed to conducting its programs and activities in the safest manner possible and holds the well-being of participants in the highest possible regard. Participants and parents must recognize, however, there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to take part in sailing activitieso. MANTA continually strives to reduce such risks and insists all participants follow safety rules and instructions designed to protect participant’s safety. Please recognize MANTA does not carry any form of insurance cover for accidents or property or others as this would render the program fees prohibitive (if available for the new sport of sailing in Vietnam). Absence of insurance does not make MANTA Sail Training Centre automatically responsible for payment of any medical expenses.

Due to the absence of appropriate insurance for dinghy sailing in Vietnam, execution of the following Waiver and Release is required. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please read this form carefully and be aware that in participating in the sailing, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you might sustain arising out of the activities of the program.

Waiver and release of all claims

As a participant (or as a parent/guardian of participant under age 18),

  • I, the undersigned, recognize and acknowledge there are certain inherent hazards and dangers that no amount of care, caution, instruction, or experience can totally eliminate and that serious accidents occasionally occur during sailing activities and that participants in these activities occasionally sustain serious personal injuries and/or property damage as a consequence thereof. Knowing the risks of this, I agree to accept and assume all risk of death or personal injury sustained while participating in MANTA activities whether or not caused by the negligence of the released parties mentioned below.
  • I HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the following and their families (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘released parties’):- officers, agents, directors, board members, employees, volunteers, owners and lessees of the premises, on which any sailing classes, events, programs, training and practice take place for MANTA activities, from all liability, claims, demands, damages or causes of actions that I may hereafter have for injuries, disability, death or damages arising out of my participation in MANTA activities, including but not limited to, losses caused by the negligence of the released parties.
  • I further agree I shall not sue or make a claim against the released parties for damages or others losses sustained as a result of my participation in MANTA activities.
  • I also agree to indemnify and hold the released parties harmless from all claims, and judgments and cost, including attorney fees, incurred in connection with any action brought as a result of my participation in MANTA activities.
  • I shall take full responsibilities for, and hold harmless released parties for any injury that I may suffer or inflict upon otherss or their property.
  • I agree to operate MANTA equipment in a reasonable and safe manner so as not to endanger the lives or persons or property of individuals.
  • I accept that any equipment I rent is my responsibility. If I break or loose it I shall pay for the repair or the replacement of it at current retail price. I have checked and agree that the equipment is in good condition and free from any damage or defects.
  • I further release all officials, professional personnel and any others person from any claim whatsoever on account of first aid, treatment, or services rendered during MANTA activities.
  • I have/do not have? medical insurance to cover for any injury or others loss which may result from participating in MANTA activities.
  • I have no health or physical limitations or condition which will interfere with any MANTA activities or cause me to be more susceptible to injury than the average person, others than what is listed below with the treatment required (please list if any).
  • In the event of emergency, I authorize MANTA officials to secure from any hospital, physician and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for immediate care and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services required.
  • I have read this release of liability, waiver of legal rights and assumption of risk, fully understand its content and sign it of my own free will.

This release contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto, which the undersigned have carefully read, understand, and sign of their own free will, knowing the terms of this release are contractual and not a mere recital.

MANY BENEFITS for human and environmental health

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We are located in Muine bay, an ideal location for sailing, with a gentle beach gradient, minimal beach break and protected inshore areas from the northeasterly winds.

108 Huynh Thuc Khang,
Mui Ne
Phan Thiet

T (EN): +84 (0) 908400108
T (VN): +84 (0) 984771047
E: [email protected]