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Sailors from three cities to take part in yacht race

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Sailors from Mumbai, and will take part in the two-day 13th Deloitte-JJ Memorial Cup yachting regatta off the harbour here on March 29 and 30.

Hosts Royal Bombay Yacht Club and the Bombay Sailing Association are to jointly organise a Super Yacht Harbour race on Saturday after which there would be a race from here to the Mandva Jetty, a distance of 7 nautical miles, it was announced at a media conference today.

The following day the competitors would sail back from Mandva to the harbour and the winners across all three races would be awarded trophies.

Among the participants would be international sailors and Arjuna awardees - Capt. Homi Motivala and Cdr. Mahesh Ramachandran - along with Commodore Surinder Mongia and his two sons Nitin and Aashim.

The participants in the Optimist/Topper classes for children will include a bunch of sailors from the economically weak section of the society from Akansha Foundation who have been trained by the West Coast Marine Sailing School here.

A total of 225 sailors and over 50 boats, including Sea Bird, Lightning and Optimist classes, will be taking part.

First Published: Thu, March 27 2014. 17:31 IST