Indian Navy to host YAI Senior National Championship 2015

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New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2015 10:18:32 AM

The Indian Navy will host the Yachting Association of India (YAI) Senior National Championship 2015 at the Indian Navy Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC) Mumbai from October 19 to October 23.

The Indian Navy will host the Yachting Association of India (YAI) Senior National Championship 2015 at the Indian Navy Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC) Mumbai from October 19 to October 23.

Vice Admiral S P S Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, which is organising the regatta, said on Saturday, “We’re no strangers to hosting championships and are very excited to host the prestigious Senior National Championship at Mumbai.”

This year’s event will see the participation of over 125 competitors in the Laser (Standard), Laser (Radial), 470 (Men), RS:X (Men), Enterprise and Hobie 16 from all over the country vying for the title in the respective classes.

The races are scheduled over five days off Mumbai’s Sunk Rock Lighthouse. The Lasers, 470, RSX and Hobie racing will have significant emphasis on athleticism and makes sailing one of the most competitive sport.

Army Yachting Node sailor B Mohapatra, the nationally-ranked #1 Laser (Standard) sailor and 17-year-old Nethra Kumanan from Tamil Nadu will be the cynosure of all during the event.

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