The Yachting Association of India is pleased to invite you to participate in the first "India International Regatta" scheduled at Chennai from 1-8 November 2009.
Six days of racing in the Optimist and the 29er classes organised by the Yachting Association of India and hosted by Tamil Nadu Sailing Association around the Chennai harbour will bring together competitors from across the world.
Through the conduct of events, India International Regatta which is part funded by Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu aims to:
(a) promote interest in preservation and conservation of our environment and natural resources
(b) promote sailing as a healthy and enjoyable sport for pleasure and competition for everyone for life
(c) bring international and interstate sailors to Chennai
(d) support the development and growth of sailing classes, Yacht Clubs and sailors
For the sailors competing in the event, the event offers terrific sailing conditions off Chennai. For the non-sailors that might be coming to the event, India is a great vacation destination. Beautiful beaches, temples and many more attractions will make this journey a memorable one.
A musical concert by renowned group of local musicians to fit any taste in music, a classical dance show by world famous artists are just some of the social events that make up the Regatta programme. There is an organised trip for the competitors and officials to the ancient city of Mahabalipuram, south of Chennai.
2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Yachting Association of India and the event is sponsored by Tata Teleservices, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, HH Services and Extreme Sailing Products, Singapore.
We look forward to you joining us in making the first India International Regatta the best one ever!
For more information on how to get to the regatta, and to book your charter boats, visit the event website www.iiregatta.in