The 5th edition of the Open Navy Windsurfing Championship, the first national ranking event of the year, was held at the Indian Naval Watermanship Training Center (INWTC), Goa from 27-31 Jan 2021. The event witnessed a record participation of 83 windsurfers including 17 girls, representing 14 clubs from all over India. In addition, 8 kite surfers also participated in kitesurfing events held as part of the championship. A total of 12 races were conducted in various categories over four days.
Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area was the Chief Guest for the closing ceremony. Maj Gen MS Pillai (Retd), Senior Vice President, Yachting Association of India was also present.
Dyne Coelho of the Goa Yachting Association (GYA) won the Gold medal in RS:X class, while Ebad Ali from Army Yachting Node won Silver medal. Among girls, Gold medals were won by Iswariya Ganesh of Tamil Nadu Sailing Association in RS:X class, Pearl Colvacar of GYA in Techno class and Keona Rajani of GYA in RS One category.