Herald: All India Board Sailing C’ship underway at Dona Paula

All India Board Sailing C’ship underway at Dona Paula

16 May 2019 05:34am IST

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16 May 2019 05:34am IST

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PANJIM: All India Board Sailing Championship 2019, organised by Goa Yachting Association (GYA), began today at the coast line of the Zuari Bay at Dona Paula. 

The Championship, which started with a practice session on the first day, will end on May 19, at the Dolphin Adventure Sports Centre.

The regatta, conducted by the Board Sailing Association of India (BSAI), will see over 30 windsurfers from all over the country match their skills to see who is ‘Best in India’.

“The race is being held in four classes — the Olympic RS:X class, The Asian Games RS:One Class, the Youth Olympic  Techno 293 One Design and the Open Raceboard Class (includes Nova)”, informed Siddharth Satardekar, president GYA.

“We have around 10 to 12 participants from Goa who are going to be very competitive in their classes. As RS:X class is a Olympic event the ranking at this competition will play an important role in selection of sailors at the Olympics Games 2020 in Tokyo”, he added.

This year there are 2 international Judges, Pannirselvam Mooken (Singapore) and Ilker Bayinder (Turkey)  besides Brig G S Jhulka (India) and National Judges Col. Dikhit (Rtd.), Capt. Jaiswal and Phillipe Dartnell . The Race Committee will comprise of Col. Kanwar, Chaturvedi and Chandrashekar.

The event is Yachting Association of India approved and is being conducted with the support of SAG.
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