Varsha Gautham & Aishwarya Chezhiyan (L) of TNSA

Varsha Gautham & Aishwarya Chezhiyan – Joint Sailor of the Month – October 2011

Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Chezhiyan of TNSA became the first girls team to win the India International Regatta at Chennai last month. They won the series by beating the pair of Ganapathy KC and Varun Thakkar by 1 point in the 11 race series. They maintained their dominance over the boys throughout the series by finishing all the races in the top three with 4 bullets, 2 second place and 5 third place finishes.

Varsha and Aishwarya won the opening race of the event and finished day one tied for first place with Ganapathy and Varun. On the second day they slipped behind and were trialing the boys by 4 points. On day three of the event they hit back and took the lead from the boys and maintained the lead thereafter and swept away the title.

Varsha had beaten Varun also in the Laser 4.7 Inland Nationals at Hyderabad this September where she lead the series start to end. Aishwarya had won silver in the last edition of IIR.

Next on their list is the Asian Championship 2012 to be held in Malaysia where they hope to produce some good results.

Varsha’s recent achievements

Laser Inland National Championship, Hyderabad – 2011 – GOLD (Laser 4.7 Open)
Laser Inland National Championship, Hyderabad – 2011 – GOLD (Laser 4.7 Girls u-18)
Laser Inland National Championship, Hyderabad – 2011 – GOLD (Laser 4.7 Girls u-16)
Laser Coastal National Championship, Mumbai – 2011 – SILVER (Laser 4.7 Girls u-16)
Laser Inland National Championship, Hyderabad – 201o – SILVER (Laser 4.7 Girls u-16)

Aishwarya’s recent achievements

Match Racing National Championship, Mumbai – 2011 – GOLD (Women)
Match Racing National Championship, Mumbai – 2011 – 4th place (Open)
29er National Championship, Chennai – 2011 – SILVER
India International Regatta 2010 – SILVER

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