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NainitalGold Club Sailing Regatta in Nainital (28th October, 2016): The third edition of Governor’s Gold Cup sailing Regatta 2016 competition was held between 24-october to till 27-october. The three day extravaganza was a great competitive sports activity among four teams – Nainital Yatch Club (NTYC), Tamil Nadu Sailing Association(TNSA), Adventure sailing sports Marine Foundation(AMS) team from Mumbai and Secundrabad Sailing Club(SSC). The bright dazzling colourful sails and cool breeze spellbound the audience in the heated battle of sailors their way through the still but tricky waters of Nainital lake. The event had already become a talking point in the entire region and attracted big crowd this year. The government is planning to organise such more events at other lakes like Tehri lake and others.

The first day of the competition ended with all four teams scoring the point for next round. NTYC and TNSA  (the defending champions) won against SSC and AMS respectively. The three-day Governors Gold Cup Sailing Regatta concluded on Thursday (27th October) with Tamil Nadu Sailing Association taking away the winners trophy. Uttarakhand Governor K.K Paul awarded the trophies and medals to the winners. The Governor also took the opportunity to announce that the Nainital Yatch Club completed 100 years of its existence which organises the event.

The Governor also stated that a proposal will be sent to the Centre to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion.  He also made few suggestions by adding mixed doubles and junior regatta competitions to the event to encourage more teams to participate in it.

About Nainital: Set around the shores of the beautiful Naini Lake fringed with graceful weeping willows, Nainital is a Himalayan hill station of wonderous charms.  Tiny villas and ancient bungalows dot the mountain sides of Ayarpata and Sher ka Danda and sailing boats move with the breeze in the lake.  As the sun sinks behind the mountains, myriad reflections of twinkling lights transform Nainital into a fairy land by night.

The name Nainital has been derived from Goddess Naina Devi, the presiding deity of the town.  In 1880, a landslide destroyed the Temple of Naina Devi and other buildings in the town.  The temple was rebuilt on the shores of the lake on the flat land called The Flat….. read more.

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