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22 Nov 2021

​The Yachting Association of India (YAI) and the 470 Class Association of India along with the newly formed 470 mixed teams makes a strong debut by running three major events after the Tokyo Olympic Games. 

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The 470 teams are based at the Indian Navy Watermanship Training Center (INWTC) in Mumbai and practicing hard in order to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games. 

470 International Sailing Association welcomes all the new 470 teams around the world and is pleased to see, encourage and support those efforts in many nations.

National ranking & Asian Games trials

The Yachting Association of India (YAI) Senior Nationals 2021 (IN-MDL cup), sponsored by Indian Navy and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders limited (MDL), was held from 1st to 6th  September at the Indian Navy Watermanship Training Center (INWTC) in Mumbai. The regatta has been credited as a Yachting Association of India National Ranking Event and Asian Games Selection Trails. Nine races and a 'Medal Race' were conducted for 470 (mixed) class boats in winds varying from 08 to 15 kn with a total of 15 470’s from different clubs.

West Coast Championship

The Indian Navy Watermanship Training Centre (Mumbai) held the YAI 470 and 49er West Coast Championship from 12th to 16th November with 8 entries in 470 class from 4 clubs, viz. Indian Navy, Indian Army, National Sailing School, Bhopal and Yachting Club of Hyderabad (YCH). 

As Mr. Cdr T Bakshi Secretary 470 Class Association of India mentioned “The aim of the event was to provide a racing opportunity to the teams who have been practising the last two months for Sail India Championship scheduled in December in Mumbai”. A total of 12 races followed by a Medal Race for the 470 class of boats. 

The first three places in each class were bagged by INWTC (Mbi)/ Indian Navy. Commodore Suprintendant Sea Cadet Corps, Cmde Rabi Ahuja awarded the medals and certificates to the winners.

The Sail India Championship, being part also as an event of the 470 national ranking, is scheduled from 9th to 15th December  in Mumbai.

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Cdr T Bakshi
470 Class Association of India

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