Hyderabad: The breeze came in style at a rock steady 5 to 10 knots from the north and the fleets threw in 5 races back to back to give us a total of 10 races for the Republic Day Regatta 2021 on day three today held at the Yacht Club of Hyderabad, Hussain Sagar.
Even the Juniors sailed the Lasers to close the preliminaries leaving only the finals for tomorrow weather permitting
The entire fleet of 100 sailors was beaming with some awesome racing weather
Mohammad Moutameen of Udbhav continued to perform and despite a poor 8th race managed to clinch the Gold follows closely by dark Horse Vignesh Boonigiri and Shyam Belapally in Silver and Bronze.
The action to watch was in the Main Fleet for the Sub Juionrs where all the races had the top three Indian seeds battling it out to finish with completely reversed final tallies. Ravali Parandi India No. 3 clinched Gold , Vaishnavi Veeramvamsham India No. 2 clinched Silver and India No. 1 Jhansi Priya Laveti India No.1 had to settle for a Bronze.
Both Ravali and Vaishnavi tied at 36 points but Ravali got more firsts and topped for Gold
Harshavardhan Yerra of Swearoes finished in 4th position just 7 points behind Jhansi Priya despite having little practice.
Tomorrow will be the last day of the extended regatta with the Juniors sailing the Lasers followed by the prize giving at 6 PM
Sub Junior Main Fleet (Optimist)
1. Ravali Parandi Udbhav 36 pts
2.Vaishnavi Veeravamsham Udbhav 36 pts
3. Jhansi Priya Laveti 59 pts
Sub Junior Green Fleet (Optimist)
1. Mohammad Moutameen Udbhav 36 pts
Vignesh Boonigiri Eureka Model 53 pts
Shyam Ballapally Eureka Model 59 pts