Sailing teams from 20 countries and territories will take part in an International Sailing Festival in Mui Ne, which is the first ever to be held in the southern province of Binh Thuan , from Dec. 8-11.
The festival entitled “"Yachts-Sea-Sun" will include an exhibition of 200 yachts of international groups, demonstration of professional yachtsmen and art performances by artists from Vietnam , the US , the Republic of Korea , Australia and Russia .
During the event, a seminar on building Vietnam marine trademarks will be held.
In announcing the festival on Oct. 7, Deputy Chairman of the Binh Thuan People’s Committee Nguyen Van Thu said that the event was aimed at promoting Vietnam ’s sea tourism, particularly Binh Thuan and Mui Ne to domestic and foreign visitors, as part of the national sea strategy till 2020.
He also said that the festival is expected to become an annual event in Binh Thuan, along with the international paragliding and windsurfing tournaments.
With 192 km of coastline, Binh Thuan has many beautiful beaches, historical and cultural relics and a lot of unique traditional festivals, which are an advantage for the province in developing sea tourism.
Mui Ne beach in Binh Thuan is rated as one of the best for sailing in Asia by the International Yacht Association.