Hyderabad, June 27: The onset of monsoon will see the biggest congregation of sailors in the country for the ‘Hyderabad Sailing Week’ being conducted at Hussain Sagar lake from 28th June to 08th July.
It is the only Olympic class event in the country which is being conducted continuously from last 32 years.
Lieutenant General KK Aggarwal, Commodore EME Sailing Association informed, “This year also we have taken the onus to give heavy weight Single Handler Olympic Class ‘Finn’ a participation at this mega platform. We already have an Olympian in Finn Class from the country, this is for the first time that it is being sailed in any Senior Multi Class event in the country”.
The prestigious Hyderabad Sailing Week-Senior Multi Class Sailing Championship-2017 is hosted by Laser Class Association of India, EME Sailing Association and Secunderabad Sailing Club in support with Sports Authority of Telangana State under the aegis of Yachting Association of India and International Laser Class Association. EME Sailing Association was formed in 1964. The Sailing association has produced a number of medal winners and top sailors and officials both at international and national level. In the coming weeks we can expect the picturesque Hussain Sagar lake to be abuzz with sailing activities filled with more than 200 different types of boats. 96 Races in Senior & Olympic i.e. Laser (Std, Rdl, 4.7), RS:X, 470, Hobie-16, Finn & Ent classes are scheduled to be sailed.
A Green Brigade Walkathon is being organized to generate awareness of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Apart from this a Biker’s Rally, On water FM relay RJ and Daily prize distribution will also be organised. (INN)