The EME Sailing Association and the Secundrabad Club jointly announced the series of events scheduled for the launch of ‘Biggest sailing event in the country’. The Hyderabad Sailing Week-2016 Multi Class Sailing Championships is being conducted from June 22 to July 02 at the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake. Governor of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State ESL Narasimhan has kindly consented to be the Special Guest for the Opening Ceremony being conducted on 27th Jun 2016. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Southern Command will also grace the occasion with his presence. The event is expected to break all previous records of number of entries in any senior sailing event in the country and will see all senior Olympic classes being sailed together in two racing courses.
The schedule of event includes a Sailing Coaching Camp for youth along with Laser National Coaching Camp being conducted by top coaches of the country and Arjuna Awardees from June 12 to 25. Opening Ceremony will be held at 1400hr of June 27 and Prize Distribution & Closing Ceremony will be at 1600hrs on 02nd July 2016. All these events would be held at the Sailing Annexe, Hussain Sagar.
Maj Gen Sanjeev Khanna, The Vice President, Laser Class Association of India said, ‘Hyderabad is a popular destination for the Sailing in the country. The wind conditions in Jun are most favourable in the Hussain Sagar Lake to hone ones skill in boat handling and understanding wind shifts. This is a landmark year for the EME Sailing Association as this year the event is sailed as a Multi Senior & Olympic Classes Event. The eco friendly sport is getting popular day by day and this year the number of participants is expected to cross 200 from all over the country”.
In particular the Laser boat is one of the most popular boats in the world and its members in India have grown manifold over the past few years. The Laser sailing is globally one of the most popular with more than four lakh boats in the world and we nurture the sports at the ‘EME Sailing Association’ he added.
The Honorary Secretary, EME Sailing Association informed that a series of events is are being planned for making Hyderabad Sailing Week – 2016 a huge festival of sails for the twin cities and all participants coming from all parts of the country.(NSS)