India International Regatta 2011 – pre event press conference

India International Regatta 2011 – pre event press conference

Chennai: The Yachting Association of India and the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association made a formal announcement of the third edition of the India International Regatta to be held from the 2nd to the 9th of October 2011. S Prabhakaran, Vice President, Industrial & Marine Power System, Volvo Penta and Ramesh Kymal, Chairman & Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt Ltd unveiled the event logo.
Speaking at a press conference in this connection, Capt Atul Anand, the Honorary Secretary General of YAI said, “The India International Regatta was initiated with a vision to propagate sailing along the east coast of India, now it is the flagship event of YAI. We plan to introduce more youth classes in future and bring more competitions to Chennai.”

Ashok Thakkar, Commodore of TNSA gave a brief overview of the event and said the participation, both foreign and Indian, has steadily increased since the Regatta was held for the first time in 2009. He said, “Tamil Nadu has risen to the top in the country whether it is participation in national and international events, in intensive training or the number of medal winners. With the Chief Minister’s decision of developing a Marina, a sailing academy will also be developed along with it.”

Mr.Prabhakaran, speaking on behalf of the Volvo group which continues to the title sponsor said, “Volvo supports youth championships internationally on a regular basis. We are proud to be associated with the India International Regatta and we will continue to support this event.”

Mr,Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Gamesa, one of the Gold sponsors said, “We started as a silver sponsor last year, a gold sponsor this year and hope to be the title sponsor next year. We are in the business of promoting pollution free electricity and we are keen to encourage such nonpolluting sports like sailing.”

Mr.Mrinmoy Mukherjee, Director, Marketing and Business Development of Raymond Limited, a first time Gold sponsor this year said, “We are committed not just this year but in time to come we will continue to support this sport.” He carried a special message from the yachting enthusiast CEO of Raymond, Mr.Gautam Singhania, wishing a successful and fun-filled event.

For the first time this year, the event’s action will be captured by on-board and aerial cameras by a professional agency, Icarus Sailing Media, which will produce a film that will be distributed internationally. Come to watch heroic action unfold on the high seas and cheer as fearless youngsters fight for supremacy over wind, water and each other.

Play a part in promoting a sport that breathes passion and leaves no carbon footprints.

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  1. Hi,
    To all it is one of the greatest event and into its third edition this year and every year its just prospering and growing big and i hope this event grows even bigger.my heartliest congratulations to YAI,TNSA,and associated SPONSERS for the event i wish all the luck to OA for the success of the event and i hope it becomes more bigger event in the future………..FAIR WINDS TO ALL THE SAILORS AND ALL THE VERY BEST…………..MAKE INDIA PROUD (IIR).

    AYAZ SHAIKH

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