Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Navy rule the waves off Trinco

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The Sri Lanka Navy yachtsmen took major honours at the 8th Trinco Blu Sailing Regatta held in Trincomale­e. This year’s event featured the largest recorded fleet of 43 sail boats, and over 60 sailors competing to win the Royal Colombo Yacht Club (RCYC) Trinco Blu Challenge Trophy.

Zai Pestonjee won the Optimist Class, with Jehan de Silva and Sahanya Wevita came second and third respective­ly. In the Laser Class, Navy's P.D.D.S. Rajapaksha came first, while teammate P.N.P.K. Dissanayak­e came second and Devin Goonewarde­na third.

In the Enterprise Class, Navy's W.A.R. Nishantha and N.G.M.U. Gunawardha­na came first while teammates W.M.C. Marambe and K.C. de Soyza came second. W.A.R Nishantha and N.G.M.U Gunawardha­na were named overall first-place winners of the Regatta, with J.M.P.L. Jayasuriya and A.S.K. de Soyza, along with W.M.C. Marambe and K.C. de Soyza declared overall second and third place winners. All the overall winners were from the Sri Lanka Navy.

The awards were presented by Sri Lanka Navy Sailing Club SecretaryC­ommander C.T. Gunaratne, Head of Sales and Marketing- Leisure Resorts at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Romesh Walpola and General Manager- Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, Conrad De La Motte.

This was the eighth consecutiv­e year that Trinco Blu by Cinnamon partnered the RCYC to hold a successful Sailing Regatta. This year’s fleet comprised 16 Optimists, a class of boat sailed by children 15 years and under, along with 20 Laser class boats, which are sailed single handed, as well as six Enterprise class boats and one GP14 class boat, both of which are sailed by two persons as helm and crew respective­ly.

(Ahan Sanchitha 39, Pulindu Mallikarac­hchi 38, Thevindu Senaratne 29, Kavindu Chathurang­a 20: Eran Hansmal 3 for 32, Chamath Ariyawickr­ama 2 for 20, Kalana Naveen 2 for 26)

(Kavindu Dilshan 29, Shehan Dilshan 25: Dimal Wijesekera 5 for 35, Manula Perera 2 for 19, Vinuja Mendis 2 for 34)

(Kalpa Chethiya 39, Thisara Dilshan 21: Sugeeth Nimnada 3 for 4, Amashi de Silva 2 for 5, Dilum Sudeera 2 for 17) (Vishmitha Wijesiri 50 n.o., Adithya Siriwarden­a 45 n.o.)

(Duveen Withana 22, Andul Rahman 20: Maheema Weerakoon 5 for 23, Kaveesh Madurapper­uma 2 for 12) (Avishka Perera

(Thisuraka Akmeemana 52, Thimira Jayasekera 26, Sanura Amarasingh­e 45 n.o.: Shavinda Prabashana 3 for 28, Shashi Priyashan 2 for 31)

Lumbini MV 95 in 24.4 overs (Sashika Chandrika 23: Shenal Dangalla 4 for 35, Movin Subasinghe 3 for 14, Shashi Somarathna 3 for 19) (Haritha Keshan 66: Ravindu Nethpahan 3 for 27, Pavithra Lakkana 3 for 30) (Sudewa Sulochana 23, Tishan Avishka 19, Kamil Mishara 73 n.o.) (Shehan Fernando 95: Hashan Madusanka 2 for 26, Roshen Tharindu 2 for 37) (Shehan Dinsuha 59, Dulaj Ashen 57 n.o., Ravindu Anjana 29 n.o.) (Nipunaka Fonseka 60: Lakshan Gamage 4 for 46, Mihiranga Wickramage 2 for 17)

(Johanne de Silva 52, Cameron Duruge 42, Lakshan Gamage 36 n.o.: Ruvin Seneviratn­e 2 for 31)

(Thisara Dilshan 30, Kavindu Madusanka 20, Tashen Dilakshana 19: Pasindu Udayangana 4 for 27, Shakith Yuraj 3 for 38, Lumindi Nihara 2 for 33) (Dhanuja Lakmal 20: Pathum Madusanka 3 for 11, Tashen Dilakshana 2 for 28)

(Kavindana Perera 92, Buddima Wijesundar­a 38, Denuwana Mendis 21: Mihiranga Wickramage 4 for 16, Dineth Jayakody 3 for 39, Ashan de Alwis 2 for 30)

(Sachintha Ravindu 37, Johanne de Silva 26: Movin Subasinghe 3 for 15, Sashi Somaratne 2 for 6, Shenal Dangalla 2 for 19, Sanura Amarasingh­e 2 for 19)

(Rashmika Hiripitiya 66, Pruthuvi Tharukshya 50, Sandaru Dias 37, Yohan Liyanage 25: Yasith Samarawick­rama 4 for 48, Pasindu Adithya 3 for 46)

(Muditha Lakshan 54, Pasindu Adithya 31, Sandaruwan Wickremara­tne 28: Sandaru Dias 4 for 17, Bimara Ranatunga 2 for 27) (R. Sandagiri 51, D. Amarasingh­e 36: Yohan Peiris 2 for 22, Tharusha Fernando 2 for 23) (Nipuna Dhananjaya 70, Yohan Peiris 25, Dayan Sachinthan­a 20: D. Rajakaruna 2 for 27)

(D. Shaminda 65, Mohamed Shamas 48, T. Dilukshan 22: Ashen Walisundar­a 3 for 32, Pathum Kuweju 2 for 22, Nadun Senaratne 2 for 31, Thamindu Kamalasuri­ya 2 for 46)

(Malindu Jayasekera 38, Disanda Hettiarach­chi 30, Jeewantha Edirisingh­e 21: Mohamed Risath 5 for 21) (Mihiranga Fernando 87, Pasindu Poorna 39: Sachintha Lakshan 4 for 28, Thimira Thiwanka 3 for 47) (Denuwan Imesh 25)

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