At the half-way mark, he took the lead and didn’t let anyone get ahead of him. At the finish line, he extended a huge lead to finish first.
The surprise fourth position was bagged by Vir’s younger sister Avanti, who is no more than 13 years of age.
In the Standard Laser Class, Gajender Singh finished ahead of team-mate Dharmender Singh to start his campaign on a bright note.
They were closely followed by Kuldeep Pandey in the third place.
The trio made a clean sweep to keep the Army Yatching Node (AYN) flag flying high.
In the Radial Laser Class, AYN’s Ramesh Kumar capitalized on a good start to finish first. He was followed by Nanda Raikwar and Bikram Mohapatra.
This has been a rare picture in Mumbai’s water and the organizers were overwhelmed with the response.
Radial Class: 1) Ramesh Kumar 2) Nanda Raikwar 3) Bikram Mohapatra, 4) Abhimanyu Panwar, Deelip Kumar.
4.7 Class: 1) Upamanyu Dutta 2) Vishnu Saravanan 3) Vir Menon 4) Avani Menon 5) Ravindhar Murali