Sailor of the Month – April 2011

Vishnu Saravanan , who took to sailing just two years ago, won his first National Coastal Optimist title at Cherai beach in Kerala. The 11 year- old Vellore-born sailor representing CESC Pune, took four bullets in the ten race series, to win the title. Along with the overall title, he won the Chougule trophy for […]

Sailor of the Month – March 2011

Ayaz Shaikh & Sandip Jain – Joint sailor of the Month – March 2011 In Ayaz Shaikh and Sandip Jain, Army Yachting Node has the best sailing pair in the country. The coordination and rhythm they sail with is phenomenal. Time after time both of them have proved why they are amongst the top sailors […]

Sailor of the Month – February 2011

Battling strong winds gusting between 30 – 35 knots and the wildest sea conditions in the Persian Gulf waters for over 4 days, Upamanyu Dutta gave India its first Gold in Optimist class at the Qatar International regatta 2011. His courage and skills were widely lauded by all present at the event held off Doha, […]

Abhijeet goes racing with Sailing Times India !!

I remember seeing the first boat in my life at Vasai fort at the age of 4. I had seen sailboats only on the TV and I found them very interesting. I used to cover my school notebooks with pictures of sailboats because I found them very cool. Even now if you ask me to […]

Sailor of the month – December 2010

Pratik Angre Sea Cadet Corps Sailing Association Created sensation by winning all the 10 races in the Junior Enterprise National Sailing Championship 2010 in December.

“The system at present is a terrible failure”

On 10th April 1999, Ayaz Shaikh finished 10th in the Cadet Class World Sailing Championship at Hungary in a strong fleet of 103 boats. Names like Javier Conte, Pipa Wilson, and many other top ranked sailors in the world 470 fleet today were nowhere close to him in the cadet years. Conte went on to […]