Navy rule the waves off Trinco

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - AN ADVERTISING SPECIAL EDITION -

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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