Hyderabad sources reported that the 'Hyderabad Sailing Week,' the multiclass national level sailing championship will begin at the Hussain Sagar Lake here from July 3. As per report EME Sailing Association said the championship is now in its 33rd year, and over two hundred sailors from all over the country are expected to participate in this year's event, Major General TSA Narayanan, Vice Commodore.
Meanwhile the National Sailing Coaching Camp was conducted from June 17 to June 30 as a precursor to the main event. Further he said the Hyderabad Sailing Week will also include National level Seminar on 'Race Management. He added "Hyderabad is a popular destination for sailing in the country. As the wind conditions in June-July are most favorable in the Hussain Sagar Lake to hone the skills in boat handling and understanding wind shifts”.
Narayanan said in a release "This is a landmark year for the EME
Sailing Association as this year the event has been accredited as the Yachting
Association of India (YAI) National Ranking event where in the performance of
the sailors will be ranked, which will give them points for selection into
National Team". Moreover Telangana's Minister for IT and Municipal
Administration and Urban Development, KT Rama Rao will be the chief guest for
the opening ceremony.
136 people died after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania Accordingly many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight. As per report the MV Nyerere ferry overturned near Ukara Island on its way from Bugorora. Meanwhile it is thought the overloaded vessel tipped over when crowds on board moved to one side as it docked.
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