Indian sailors display their skills in Chennai

April 26th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Apr 26 (ANI): Sailors from premium sailing clubs in India display their sailing skills at the Laser Coastal Sailing championship in Chennai.

The six-day Regatta, which is being hosted by the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association (TNSA) under the auspices of Yachting Association of India and the Laser Class Association of India, commenced on April 25 and will culminate on April 30.

The competition has three types of categories: laser standard (men), laser radial (men and women) and laser for boys and girls (aged between 12 and 18 years).

The organisers said the event is aimed to promote and encourage the budding talents in the sport of sailing and allied water sports.

“We have organised this event basically to promote and encourage the new talents to show their skills. There are lots of children who have been practicing this from a long time. The gratifying thing for them is how well they have done in the performance,” said Commodore Ashok R. Thakkar, one of the organisers of the Laser Coastal Sailing championship.

Sweta, one of the participants, said a lot of hard work and practice were needed to be a part of the competition.

“I want to go for the nationals and even win international competition. I have worked very hard for this competition,” Sweta said.

Over 400 sailors from different clubs of Mumbai, Pune, Cochin, Hyderabad and Chennai are taking part in this Laser Coastal Sailing Regatta. (ANI)

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