Chennai: Aman Vyas’ Facebook status read ‘GOLD’, following the Bhopal Express’ victory in the 29er National Championship 2011 with crew Sachin Singha. Battling winds varying from 8 to 15 knots over five days, they finished with nine bullets in the 12 race series. The remaining three races were won by Varun Thakkar and Aishwarya Chezhiyan of Tamilnadu Sailing Association.
“Our performance could have been much better, but we hardly practiced for a day before the Nationals”, said Aishwarya, who remained the best girl sailor in the event.
Aishwarya and Varun finished second while Rufus Patrick and Praveen Prabhakar (TNSA) finished third overall.
Aman and Sachin have been unstoppable in the junior fray since last year and in a few events they gave the seniors a run for their money. They are a pair to watch out for this year.