AYN sailors bag 7 spots for Asian championship

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 24, 2018 02:36 PM IST

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New Delhi: Army Yachting Node (AYN) sailors bagged seven out of the possible eight spots for Asian Sailing Championship (ASC) to be held from 24 to 30 June in Indonesia.

The trials were conducted for 470, Laser Standard, RSX and 49er class of boats in senior category.

In Laser Standard, Vishnu Saravanan and Mohit Saini were selected, Atul Lande and C H S Reddy and Ayaz Shaikh and Mahesh Yadav made it in 470 (Pair), while in RSX (Windsurf) Jerome Kumar and Manpreet Singh were selected.

In 49er (pair), Narender Singh and SR Rout made it to the team.

Yachting Association of India's (YAI's) selection trial for the best two teams to represent the country in Asian Games were held at Chennai from 17 to 22 April. The best sailor in each class at ASC will represent the country in Asian Games. AYN sailors are assured to represent the country in minimum three categories (470, Laser standard and RSX).