Mumbai: The winners of the Ocean Blue Laser Coastal National Sailing Championships were awarded at a glittering ceremony on Saturday evening. Held in Mumbai for the very first time, the 26th Laser National Championship was hosted by the Army Yachting Node (AYN) and Royal Bombay Yacht Club (RBYC), under the burgee of Laser Class Association of India (LCAI) and Yachting Association of India (YAI).

Shri Padmakar Valvi, Minister of Sports & Youth Welfare in the Government of Maharashtra, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and presented the trophy to the national champions in each category. Maj Gen PK Jaggia, Commandant MCEME Secundrabad and Major General Rajesh Bawa, General Officer Commanding Mumbai Sub Area were the guests of honour at the event.

The races put to test the spirit, endurance talent and skills of the sailors and provided an excellent platform for the young participants to gain valuable experience by sailing alongside experienced star sailors of the country. The Chief Guest, during his address applauded the performance of the participants, especially the young performers.

Medal Winners

Laser Standard (Men Category)
Rajesh Kumar Choudhary – Gold
Gajender Singh –  Silver
Harihara V  – Bronze

Laser Radial (Open Category)
Dharmender Singh  – Gold
Rohini Rau –  Silver
Ramesh Kumar  – Bronze

Laser Radial (Women Category)
Rohini Rao –  Gold

Laser Radial (Under 19 Boys)
Sankalp Kapur    Gold

Laser 4.7 (Under 18 Boys)
Rufus Patrick  –  Gold
Chintan M Chhatbar  –  Silver
Upamanyu Dutta  –  Bronze

Laser 4.7(Under 18 Girls)
Shewta Sadanandan  –  Gold

Laser 4.7(Under 16 Boys)
Chintan M Chhatbar  –  Gold
Upamanyu Dutta    –    Silver
Vishnu Saravanan  –  Bronze

Laser 4.7(Under 16 Girls)
Varsha Gautham  –  Gold
Ekta Yadav  –  Silver

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