Hyderabad : The Monsoon Regatta final race had a nail biting finish with to top rankers vying for medals both amongst boys and girls apart from Jhansi Priya Laveti who was sitting pretty on the title
Jhansi wins the Monsoon Regatta title trophy and the girls gold medal and the Girls Trophy by a moe than convincing margin.
Vaishnavi Veeravamsham of Hyderabad needed to beat Divayanshi Mishra of Bhopal to clinch the girls silver medal and while Divanshi led the fleet for a while with Vaishnavi lying 5th for most of the race Vaishnavi tactically sailed a fantastic last 3 legs to win it and the silver and Divyanshi came in a creditable 5th to click the bronze. Vaishnavi also wins the overall Bronze medal
The Boys were led by Eklavya Batham of Bhopal who wins the overall Silver and Boys Gold and the Boys silver was a battle between Vishvanath of Goa and Shashank Batham of Bhopal and Vishvanath clinched the silver and Shashank Batham the Bronze based on their performance in the last race.
Ravali Parandi of Hyderabad had to win the final race to be anywhere in the medal reckoning but the winds proved too strong for her diminutive frame and had to contend with 4th place after Divyanshi amongst girls.
Overall the change of places in this shifty tactical Monsoon Regatta with varying speeds had tight finishing positions
The Awards Ceremony on the lawns of the YCH Foundation was presided over by Mr.BM Santhosh MD of Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited and Commodore BR Singh the Hon. Secretary General of the Yachting Association of India.
Overall points tally at the end of the Regatta
Jhansi Priya Laveti Gold Female 31 Points
Eklavya Batham Silver Male 40 Points
Vaishnavi Veeravamsham Bronze Female 48 Points
Divayanshi Mishra Female 57 Points
Vishvanath Padidala Male 58 Points
Shashank Batham Male 61 Points