Panaji (Goa) [India], Oct 13 (ANI): The Goa Yachting Association, for the first time hosted a major Multi-Class National ranking event in sailing from October 9 to 13 at Dolphin Adventure Sports, Hawaii Beach, Dona Paula.
The event comprised of sailing in the RS: X Olympic class, RS: One and Techno 293, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 class, and 470 class.
Team Razorbill from Ocean Sailing Node was skippered by Captain AS Patankar and Crew Captain Donde. Commodore Abhilash Tomy and Mohan dominated the days sailing in the Masters Seabirds class and took the guns in both the races. They are now leading with 3 wins followed by Team Kittywake.
"Sports can help expose people to the state's unexplored coastline," Indian Navy officer Commander Abhilash Tomy said while speaking to ANI on the sidelines of the event. He also said that the time was ideal to have such a race in Goa because the sea is flat and the breeze is adequate.
The event is extremely important to the national sailors in the above classes, since their performance, and points earned in this event, will count for their National ranking and selection to represent India in International events in the Asian Games and Olympics.
The event has been organised jointly by the Goa Yachting Association (GYA) and the Board Sailing Association of India (BSAI), under the aegis of SAG and Approved by the Yachting Association of India. (ANI)