Bhubaneswar: Odisha  bagged two medals in the Yachting Championship 2018 held at Chennai port, last week.

The Yachting Association of India (YAI) in association with Indian Navy  organised a yacht sailing training programme under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) of the government of India from February 6,2018. The programme, which was conducted by the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association (TNSA)  concluded with a championship race among state teams at Chennai harbour on February 17.

In girls division, Odia girls Manaswini Maharana and Mamita Tudu secured gold while Odia boy Sekhar Rao teamed with Sai Kumar Kandula from Maharastra secured second position in overall.  Jayalakshmi Sundar from Tamil Nadu teamed with Nazakat Ishaq from Jammu & Kashmir secured second position and Hussain Bhavnagarwala from Tamil Nadu teamed with Sonia Shahzad secured first place in respective criterion.  Budhybari Sabar from Khallikot also participated in this championship.

Odisha Yachting Association (OYA) secretary, legendary Limca record holder and international scuba diver, Sabir Bux , along with Manaswini Maharana, Mamita Tudu, K. Sameya, K Dharma Raju, K. Suresh, and Ravi Munda participated in the program.

Subir Bux said that the Odisha Yachting Association is soon to start its own training centre at River Mahanadi with the help of Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre.