Hyderabad: With the Hyderabad Sailing Week reaching its halfway mark at the Hussain Sagar Lake here, the RS:X class witnessed some fierce competition between sailors pushing for a top-three finish on Day Three. With a wind speed of 10-12 knots sailing conditions looked favourable but a low wind in the afternoon forced the postponement of many races. It was Army Yachting Node’s (AYN) K Arun Reddy’s day at office as he put up a consistent show to finish first in races five, seven, and eight respectively overcoming stiff competition from teammate and Tamil Nadu man Jerome Kumar.
Meanwhile, it turned out to be a rather average performance by Jerome who leads with a net score of 11 points, three points ahead of Arjun.
On a day when the wind speed was between five to seven knots and which gradually increased to 10 to 12 knots with gusting of 15 knots, Mujahid Khan of AYN was in full control and got the Gun in all the races of Laser Standard.
The evening Session was a surprise again as we received sudden shower in afternoon, and with that the wind went down. It picked up again to 5-7 knots but was not stable. In Laser Radial two races were completed. Fof 470 Class, Enterprise and Finn only one race was conducted. The course was shortened for Finn class as the wind dropped suddenly. No Races were conducted in Laser Radial category due to lack of wind.
RS:X: Race V: 1.K Arjun Reddy (AYN), 2.Ebad Ali (AYN), 3.Jerome Kumar (AYN); Race VI: Kamlapati Ojha (EMESA), 2.K Arjun Reddy, 3.Manpreet Singh; Race VII: 1.K Arjun Reddy, 2.Jerome Kumar, 3.Kore MN (AYN); Race VIII: 1.K Arjun Reddy, 2.Jerome Kumar, 3.Rahul Choudhary (INWTC (M));
Hobie 16: Race VI: 1.Patel Kamlesh Kumar/Rawankar UB (AYN), 2.Pawan Kumar/Nitin MK (AYN), 3.Jaspreet Singh/Vishnu Prasad GR (AWSA); Race VII: 1.Pawan Kumar/Nitin MK, 2.Jaspreet Singh/Vishnu Prasad GR, 3.Patel Kamlesh Kumar/Rawankar UB; Race VIII: 1.Patel Kamlesh Kumar/Rawankar UB, 2.Jaspreet Singh/Vishnu Prasad GR, 3.Pawan Kumar/Nitin MK; Race IX: 1Patel Kamlesh Kumar/Rawankar UB, 2.Kaushal Kumar Yadav/Girish M, 3.Jaspreet Singh/Vishnu Prasad GR (AWSA);
Finn: Race VII: 1.Prabith A (AYN), 2.Naveen Kumar (AYN), 3.Swatantra Singh (AYN);
Enterprise: Race VII: 1.Satish Kumar/Rahul M Nair (AYN), 2.Patel Ashish Kumar/Nagen Behera (EMESA), 3.AN Swamy/VS Chahal (INWTC (M));
470: Race VII: 1.Ayaz Shaik/Shubham Patel (AYN), 2.Atul Lande/Mahesh Yadav (AYN), 3.Praveen Kumar/Ravindra Kumar Sharma (INWTC (M));
Laser Standard: Race V: 1.Mazahid Khan (AYN) 2.Vir Menon (RMYC), 3.Harpreet Singh (AYN); Race VI: 1.Mazahid Khan, 2.Deelip Kumar (EMESA), 3.Harpreet Singh; Race VII: 1.Mazahid Khan, 2.Mohit Saini (AYN), 3.KK Pandey (AYN); Race VIII: 1.Mazahid Khan, 2.Mohit Saini, 3.KK Pandey;
Laser 4.7: Race V: 1.Ram Milan Yadav (NSS), 2.M Sai Baba (YCH), 3.Ananya Chouhan (EMESA); Race VI: 1.Chitresh T (TNSA), 2.Harshita Tomar (NSS), 3.Ram Milan Yadav (NSS); Race VII: 1.Chitresh T, 2.Naveen Kumanan (TNSA), 3.Ananya Chouhan (EMESA); Race VIII: 1.Ram Milan Yadav, 2.M Koteshwar Rao (TSC), 3.Govind Bairagi (NSS).