The Chennai upcoming regatta has gained with the sailing headlines because of Telangana.
According to reports, Telangana is sending 26 sailors to participate in the India International Regatta in Chennai. The regatta will start on 15 December and will go till 20 December. By sending this number of participants in championship Telangana has taken the share of 50 percent of Indian fleet.
Including Malaysia and Singapore total 12 countries will take part in this event. The regatta is also the Youth Nationals under the Federation. Thus, each sailor participating here will get one chance to win one regatta which is rolled of two championships.
In the championship; Rishab Nayar of Telangana who is also a national champion will lead the event. Nayar will join championship coming from Chicago as he has been migrated there Nayar is just 14 years old, but he has managed to get the weight of 65 kg to sail bigger Radial rig in the senior category. Siblings of Rishabh, Tanishq Desai and Juhi will also participate in the international regatta at Chennai and will hit the water.
The contingent of sailors coming from Telangana to participate in the regatta is all from government school Shaiket and has been travelling out of Telangana for the first time. Shaiket School is governed by (TSWREIS) Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institution Society; the society is headed by Praveen Kumar who is an IPS officer. Another contingent of eight girls from Telangana is also going to attend the event. Most of the girls are from government schools that operated locally and will be assisted by Hyderabad’s Yacht Club in collaboration with Foundation Naandi.
President of Telangana Sailing Association and Arjun Awardee Lt. Gen KS Rao said “By sending such large contingent ever to participate in international regatta we are feeling proud.”