Varun Ashok Thakkar and Ganapathy Kc only began sailing with each other in the 29er seven weeks ago and the pair are enjoying their experience so far at the 41st ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Zadar, Croatia.
Indian helm Thakkar finished sailing the optimist in January before moving straight to the skiff. Thakkar said, "It is a really fun boat and really fast compared with the opti."
And Kc started in the optimist before moving to the Laser 4.7 and then the 29er and said, "I think the 29er skiff is the best boat I have ever sailed."
The sailors in Zadar are having to cope with the searing heat, but for Thakkar and Kc they are used to sailing in hot conditions, Thakkar said, "It is really good. It is amazing. It is really hot though but we are used to it. I like it."
And Kc added, "It is a really fun event. The atmosphere is good. It is pretty hot but we are used to the heat so it is all well and I am excited to see it all happening."
Compared to some of the other 29er teams currently in Zadar the Indian boys are relatively inexperienced but will learn from the event nonetheless, "We've just come here for experience,"
said Kc, "And to learn what it is like to sail with the most experienced sailors in the fleet and learn from it for the future and to do better."
View an interview with the Indian boys here to hear what they think of the ISAF Youth Worlds, their progression from Optimist sailing to the 29er and the weather conditions in Zadar.
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