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Laser National sailing: Sharif claims Radial rig; Shaila emerges winner

Splendid sailing: Vir Menon has won all his races so far and is assured of a gold medal in this competition. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

Splendid sailing: Vir Menon has won all his races so far and is assured of a gold medal in this competition. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu  

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Sharif Khan of AYN won the championship in the Radial rig in the Laser National sailing championship at the Hussainsagar lake here on Friday. The 30-year-old emerged overall winner with a tally of 20 penalty points followed by Dileep Kumar of EMSA with 27 and K.K. Pandey of AYN with 31 penalty points respectively.

In the women’s category in the Radial class, Shaila Charles of NSS Bhopal with 278 penalties emerged winner followed by Meghana B.T. of TNSA (285) and Ekta Yadav of NSS Bhopal (373) in that order.

In the 4.7 class, teenager Vir Menon — representing the Royal Madras Yacht Club — sailed splendidly. He has won all his races so far and is assured of a gold medal in this competition.

Vir began sailing at the tender age of six and took part in his first championship at the age of eight.

His talent was further honed when he underwent a coaching stint with Polish sailing coach Marek Nostitz Jackowski in Hong Kong and his performance in this regatta has again underlined his potential.

The winds were moderate and consistent throughout the day which made it a good day for the sailors. There were some protests including a few by the jury and these will be heard later tonight.

The results: Laser Standard class: Seventh race: 1.Gajender Singh (AYN), 2. B.K. Mohapatra (AYN), 3. Gurjeet Singh (AYN), 4. Dharmender Singh (AYN), 5. B.K. Rout (EMESA).

Eighth race: 1. Dharmender Singh (AYN), 2. Gitesh Kumar (AYN), 3. Jasveer Singh (AYN), 4. Ramesh Kumar (AYN), 5. B.K. Rout (EMESA).

Ninth race: 1. Dharmender Singh (AYN), 2. Gajender Singh (AYN), 3. B.K. Rout (EMEA), 4.Jasveer Singh (AYN), 5. Ramesh Kumar (AYN).

Laser Radial class: Tenth race: 1. Dileep Kumar (EMESA), 2. Mujahid Khan (AYN), 3. Virender Singh (INWTC), 4. Sharif Khan (AYN), 5. Gaurav Randhawa (INWTC).

Eleventh race: 1. Sharif Khan (AYN), 2. Mujahid Khan (AYN), 3. Harpreet Singh (AYN), 4. Dileep Kumar (EMESA), 5. Virender Singh (INWTC).

Twelfth race: 1. K.K. Pandey (AYN), 2. Sharif Khan (AYN), 3. Virender Singh (INWTC), 4. Rufus Patrick (TNSA), 5. Gaurav Randhawa (INWTC).

Laser 4.7 class: Seventh race: 1.Vir Menon (RMYC), 2. Vishnu Sujeesh (TNSA), 3. Aryaman Dutta (RBYC), 4. Dheer Singhi RMYC), 5. Shikhar Garg (NSS Bhopal).

Eighth race: 1. Vir Menon (RMYC), 2. Vishnu Sujeesh (TNSA), 3. Shikhar Garg (NSS Bhopal), 4. Ravindhar M. (TNSA), 5. Nicholas Patrick (TNSA).

Ninth race: 1. Vir Menon (RMYC), 2. Dheer Singhi (RMYC), 3. Aryaman Dutta (RBYC), 4. Shikhar Garg (NSS Bhopal), 5. Ravindhar M. (TNSA).

Overall champion (Radial): 1. Sharif Khan (AYN - 20 penalty points), 2. Dileep Kumar (EMESA - 27), 3. K.K.Pandey (AYN - 31).

Winners of women’s category in Radial: 1. Shaila Charles (NSS Bhopal - 227), 2. Meghana B.T. (TNSA - 284), 3. Ekta Yadav (NSS Bhopal - 372).

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