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.Continue reading

For those who are enthusiasts about America’s Cup will also realize one more aspect of this sailing tournament that it has a thrilling component to the races, more than the other kinds of sailing races. There are several accolade winning sailors on these teams such as Andrew Campbell, who has won Youth Worlds to College Sailor as well as gone on to the Olympic Games. He is part of the team that would be defending America’s Cup. He states that there are certain safety and risk concerns of this tournament.

For the fans who wonder how the sailors handle the terrifying speed, most would state that it is alright as they get used to the speed with several practice sessions and sailing most of their lives. However, as per the statistical aspects there are certain dangerous points and certain places where the boat and the sailor could be at risk. For the risks involved, there is much stress on safety gear like helmets and air tanks. Continue reading

The United States Sailing Youth Worlds Team finished a successful meet in Langkawi, Malaysia, where US sailors snatched a win in the boy’s International 420 class and ended in the Top-10 in 4 other classes.

Bram Brakman and Will Logue earned the 1st American gold medal at the world’s top youth regatta since the year 2007, though the America has won 7 silver medals as well as 4 bronze medals in that time span.
US Olympic Sailing’s Managing Director Josh Adams stated that the United States Sailing Youth Worlds Team put on a tough showing for USA youth sailing at ISAF Youth Worlds that took place in Langkawi. Bram and Will sailed a commanding gold-medal job in the 420, and the whole squad contributed to its fifth spot standing in Nations Trophy meet.
420 helmsman Logue was still absorbing the victory after a few hours after coming back on United States. Standing on the podium was quite surreal, and magnificent. All of the contestants were cheering them on as well. The International 420 class as a whole is really close, and the reason that everyone is good friends made it more special.

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International Sailing Federation Disabled Sailing Committee told that the still carries expectations of recapturing their spot on Paralympic Games program following Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association presented a motion to have a twenty-third position included at Tokyo 2020.

Their aspirations come in spite of the International Paralympic Committee affirming to the International Sailing Federation in a meeting back in April that the procedure of selecting sports for Tokyo 2020 has officially drawn to a close, all but ending their last hopes.
The International Paralympic Committee preferred to cut the sport from the Olympics in the capital of Japanese in January after exacting it did not fulfill their handbook’s minimum measures for worldwide reach.

This suggests that only team sports regularly and widely practiced in a minimum of twenty-four countries as well as 3 IPC regions will be looked at for inclusion in the Paralympic Games and for individual sports a minimum of thirty-two countries in three IPC regions.
The decision take by the International Paralympic Committee sparked outrage among the sailing people and CPISRA will start a motion at IPC’s General Assembly that will take place on 14th and 15th Nov, to get sailing back on the list.

In order to retrieve its inclusion, the International Sailing Federation introduced a new Paralympic Development Programme that targets to increase engagement levels in disabled sailing and it vows to increase attendance by countries at international programs using Paralympics classes of equipment.