Sailing: Rajesh, Hussain dominate

Panaji: The national championships in Laser, class, Radial class and board sailing which started at the Vainguinim Beach, off Cidade de Goa, saw a large fleet of laser boats and windsurfers participating in the races.

In board sailing, Derrick and Donald shared the honours or the day with the former winning the first race followed closely by Donald and Remy.

In the second race, Donald rose to the occasion and after a nervous start took the lead over Remy and Derrick.

There was a close tussle between Remy and Derrick for the second spot. However, Remy managed to pip Derrick.

In the Laser standard championships, the Army Yachting Node (AYN) sailors dominated the fleet by taking the first three places comfortably. Gajendran Singh of AYN shot off to a good start and held the lead till the end.

There was a close tussle between Mohanlal, Sukwir Singh, Harihara (Master class) and U Sideshwar. Mohanlal, however, managed to break away from the group to take the second place followed closely by Sukwir Singh.

The second race of the day in the laser class once again saw the AYN group take the lead at the start.

This time, however, Sukwir Singh led the group followed closely Gajendar Singh. Sukwir Singh managed to hold his lead to take the first place followed by Gajendar Singh and 42-year-old Harihara V.

The veteran sailor Navaz Currimboy stunned many of the youngsters by taking the fifth spot in both the races.


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