The Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC), Mumbai has announced the commencement of the sailing activities in Mumbai harbour with the Maiden IN-MDL Cup, National Yachting Championship 2020. In a way to promote the Sailing in the country, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has stepped up to sponsor an annual IN-MDL Cup. The maiden IN-MDL Cup 2020 is being conducted under the brand of the Yachting Association of India (YAI) for all Senior Olympic classes as the YAI Senior National 2020.
Marking the ranking event regatta will be conducted from 22- 27 Nov 2020 near the Sunk Rock lighthouse. 12 sailing clubs across India will participate in the IN-MDL Cup. It includes INWTC(MBI), INWTC(Goa), INWTC (Hamla), Army Yachting Node, EMESC(Bhopal), EMESA, CESC, Tamil Nadu Sailing Association, GYA, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, NSS Bhopal and NSN Bhopal. The regatta will be held in four basic classes of boats namely the 49er Skiff, 470, Laser and the RS:X class windsurfer.
470 mixed classes has been introduced for the first time. The races will be sailed in the following classes of sail boats, Laser Standard(Men), LaserRadial(Women), 470(Men/women/mixed), 49er(Men), 49er FX(women), RS: X(Men/Women) and Finn. The event starts at INWTC, Colaba, Mumbai on 22 Nov 20.