The pairs of K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar and Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan, both from Tamil Nadu Sailing Association, started off well in the 29er class, finishing in the fifth and 24th positions overall respectively in a fleet of 104 boats in the Kiel Week regatta, a major international sailing event.
While Ganapathy and Varun steadily improved their positions from 11th in the first race to fourth in the second and second in the third race, Varsha and Aishwarya were in lead among the women.
Three more races will be conducted on Friday to determine the constitution of Gold and Silver fleets. Both these TNSA pairs are expected to make it to the Gold fleet. The Kiel Regatta is the fourth championship of the Eurocup series in which Ganapathy and Varun are leading after the first three. The event will conclude on June 30.