Experienced Ayaz assured of gold in Hyderabad Sailing Week

On a day when the winds kept shifting and with an average speed of 8-12 knots with gusting up to 16 knots, veteran Azhar, a 20-time national champion, and Shubham banked on experience and adept planning to eke out a top-finish in all the four races on the day.

By Author  |  Published: 8th Jul 2017  9:35 amUpdated: 8th Jul 2017  12:01 pm
Experienced Ayaz assured of gold in Hyderabad Sailing Week
Participants compete in the Hyderabad Sailing Week with Buddha statue and Birla temple in the background in city on Friday. Photo: Hrudayanand D

Hyderabad: Seasoned campaigner Ayaz Shaik and Shubham Patel of Army Yachting Node (AYN) assured themselves of a golden finish by grabbing the top spot as they won all the 11 races in the 470 class of the Day Four of the Hyderabad Sailing Week at Hussain Sagar Lake on Friday.

On a day when the winds kept shifting and with an average speed of 8-12 knots with gusting up to 16 knots, veteran Azhar, a 20-time national champion, and Shubham banked on experience and adept planning to eke out a top-finish in all the four races on the day.

The Ayaz-Shubham duo read the wind shifts to emerge on the top. “It’s all about reading the winds well. You go where the wind goes. Yeah, sometimes experience does pay off well,” said Ayaz, who represented India at the Asian games in 2014.

For Shubham, who made his debut into sailing in 2011, said it was all about their understanding and communication. “We have a very good communication. We read each other well,” the younger of the two added.

Meanwhile, Swatantra Singh continued his impressive display in the Finn class as bagged the gun in races eight, nine, 10 and 11 respectively.

He faced problem in the 11th race when he incurred penalty as his boat hit the race-committee boat. However, the Rajasthan man made amends with a dominating performance. The strongly built Swatantra made good advantage of his pumping skills to finish first.

Results:

Laser 4.7:
Race IX: 1. Harshita Tomar (NSS), 2. Ram Milan Yadav (NSS), 3.Krisha Mongia (RBYC);

Race X: 1.Chitersh T (TNSA), 2.Aniket Rajaram (TNSA), 3.Koteshwara Rao (TSC);

Race XI: 1.Mahesh B (TNSA), 2.Chitersh T (TNSA), 3.Govind Bairagi (NSS);

Laser Standard:

Race IX: 1.Manu Francis (AYN), 2.Mohit Saini (AYN), 3. KK Pandey (AYN);

Race X: 1.Deelip Kumar (EMESA), 2.Sunil Kumar (EMESA), 3.Md Israj Ali (EMESA);

Race XI: 1.Harpreet Singh (AYN), 2.Muzahid Khan (AYN), 3.Mohit Saini (AYN);

Laser Radial:

Race VII: 1.Harpreet Singh (AYN), 2.Sharif Khan (AYN), 3.Deelip Kumar (EME SA);

Race VIII: 1.Sharif Khan (AYN), 2.Shikhar Garg (NSS), 3.Deelip Kumar (EME SA);

Race IX: 1.Avinash Yadav (INWTC (G)), 2.Harpreet Singh (AYN), 3. Sharif Khan (AYN);

Race X: 1.Deelip Kumar (EMESA), 2.Harpreet Singh (AYN), 3.Govind Bairagi (NSS);

Hobie 16:

Race X: 1.Jaspreet Singh & Vishnu Prasad GR (AWSA), 2.Pawan Kumar & Nitin MK (AYN), 3.Kaushal Kumar Yadav & Girish M (AWSA);

Race XI: 1.Patel Kamlesh Kumar & Rawankar UB (AYN), 2.Jaspreet Singh & Vishnu Prasad GR (AWSA), 3.Kaushal Kumar Yadav & Girish M (AWSA);

Race XII: 1.Patel Kamlesh Kumar & Rawankar UB (AYN), 2.Kaushal Kumar Yadav & Girish M (AWSA), 3. Pawan Kumar & Nitin MK (AYN);

Finn:

Race VIII: 1.Swatantra Singh (AYN), 2.Naveen Kumar (AYN), 3.Vivek (AYN);

Race IX: 1.Naveen Kumar (AYN), 2.Swatantra Singh (AYN), 3.Sukhvir Singh (AYN);

Race X: 1.Swatantra Singh (AYN), 2.Sukhvir Singh (AYN), 3.Naveen Kumar (AYN);

Race XI: 1.Swatantra Singh (AYN), 2.Prabith A (AYN), 3.Vivek (AYN);

Enterprise:

Race VII: 1.Patel Ashish Kumar & Nagen Behera (EMESA), 2.Sathish Kumar & Rahul M Nair (AYN), 3.E Hemanth Kumar & Amit Arvind Shinde (CESC);

Race IX: 1.E Hemanth Kumar & Amit Arvind Shinde (CESC), 2.Sathish Kumar & Rahul M Nair (AYN), 3.Patel Ashish Kumar & Nagen Behera (EMESA):

Race X: 1.Patel Ashish Kumar & Nagen Behera (EMESA), 2.Sathish Kumar & Rahul M Nair (AYN), 3.AN Swami / VS Chahal (INWTC (V));

Race XI: 1.Sathish Kumar & Rahul M Nair (AYN), 2.Patel Ashish Kumar & Nagen Behera (EMESA), 3.E Hemanth Kumar & Amit Arvind Shinde (CESC).

470:

Race VIII: 1.Ayaz Shaikh & Shubham Patel (AYN), 2.Virender Singh & Sudhanshu Shekhar (INWTC(M)), 3.Praveen Kumar & Ravindra Kumar Sharma (INWTC(M));

Race IX: 1.Ayaz Shaikh & Shubham Patel (AYN), 2.Virender Singh & Sudhanshu Shekhar (INWTC(M)), 3.Atul Lande & Mahesh Yadav (AYN);

Race X: 1.Ayaz Shaikh & Shubham Patel (AYN), 2.Praveen Kumar & Ravindra Kumar Sharma (INWTC(M)), 3.Virender Singh & Sudhanshu Shekhar (INWTC(M));

Race XI: 1.Ayaz Shaikh & Shubham Patel (AYN), 2.Praveen Kumar & Ravindra Kumar Sharma (INWTC(M)), 3.Prabin R & Vijay Singh (AYN).