Hyderabad: The five day Republic Day Regatta 2021 being held currently at Hussain Sagar Lake in the city of Yacht Club of Hyderabad is the first regatta in the Sailing calendar of India and the largest ever in the Junior and Sub Junior categories.
The wind conditions on the day one at the Republic Day Regatta 2021 at Hussain Sagar continued to be poor but the Race Officer Gautham Kankatla managed to squeeze in one race for the Sub Junior Green Fleet and Chiran Deep Perelli of St.Patricks led the race from start to finish to clinch a win on his debut regatta participation.
He was closely followed by Daniel Israel of Valerian Grammar High School and Jampanna Arapu of Balamrai Govt School.
Moutameen Mohammad of Udbhav School Rasoolpura who was the winner at all the races at the recently concluded training had a bad last leg and finished 4th overall after trailing Chirandeep in second position for most of the race and then was pipped at the finish by Daniel and Jampanna who managed to catch a gust of wind he missed.
A colourful fleet of 42 sailors had to paddle back to the Yacht Club of Hyderabad under dead wind conditions.
“We expect better conditions as per the met office in the next few days and the regatta has been extended to ensure a few more races till the 29th of January” said Suheim Sheikh the Founder President of the Yacht Club of Hyderabad
Placings at the end of Day 1
Chiran Deep Pirelli 1 pt
Daniel Israel 2pts
Jampanna Arapu 3pts
Mouthameen Mohammad 4pts