The Manta Trailer Sailer Website
This site contains information and articles written by people interested in trailer sailing and Manta yachts. It has a forum which is full of advice with answers to many common questions about Mantas and sailing.
If you own a Manta 19 or Manta 16 trailer sailer, or have an interest in sailing then why not register and participate in the site. Registration and use of the site is free. Your personal details will not be visible or shared with anyone and you will not be pestered with junk email from the site.
Sophie - A Manta 19 Trailer Sailer No 1239 built by Blakes Marine of Hoylake in 1983
The first web site I did was published at www.toddie.demon.co.uk. It was a collection of personal web pages written as a 'log' of my sailing experiences on Sophie. Sophie's trailer sailing log is now in the blog section. I started receiving quite a lot of email messages from other Manta 19 trailer sailer owners who had seen Sophie's log and so I created a web page and added the content of the emails I had received. The web page has been reproduced within this site under the 'Other Manta 19s' link in the home page section.
As the original site started to become more popular I began to receive queries from Manta 19 yacht sailors all over the world. The number of questions I was receiving began to increase and were often very similar so I decided to have a go at making a message board using PHP.
Since then I have done many improvements and changes making the site into what you see today and I am continuing to develop it further during my spare time as a hobby. I hope you like the latest changes to the sailing forum and enjoy the improvements to the trailer sailer blogging section.