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    National Inland Optimist Championship 2012 from 27-31 Dec 2012.

    35th National Games
    KYA is designated to host yachting competition item of the 35th National Games to be held in Kerala.

    Summer Sailing Camp
    Summer Camp in Sailing coming soon at all district associations and clubs.


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    Kerala Yachting Association 


    Congratulations to Mr. Prince Noble for winning Silver in the National Laser Sailing Championships in 4.7 and Bronze in the Radial Championship held at Hyderabad.

    Sailing with Dr. Radhakrishnan

    Our members Joseph Philip and Sebastian Cherukara have now returned after sailing with eminent Scientist Dr. Radhakrishnan. Dr. Radhakrishnan, popularly known as Dr. RAD is now circumnavigating the Globe in his yacht - the Eldemer. Dr. RAD who is now 83 years old has been sailing for over 5 decades. He is now our esteemed member and brings with him rich experience in sailing to share with us.

    Inauguration of training camp for 35th National games in Kerala - Kerala Yachting Association
    Eldemer moored at kochi marina

    Inauguration of training camp for 35th National games in Kerala - Kerala Yachting Association
    Dr.RAD interacting with our young sailors

    KYA felicitates Jewel of Muscat crew

    jewel of Muscat sailing
    KYA members with the Jewel of Muscat crew sailing from Oman to Singapore during their visit at Cochin Port. The Jewel of Muscat crew visited KYA training yard at Cherai on 7th April followed by a dinner hosted by KYA.
    Visit our photogallery for more photographs

    Sailing in Munambam, Cherai

    KYA has started sailing activity in Munambam off Cherai Beach. One Go-cat has been put into water and some more are expected to be in water soon in Munambam as well as our base training camp at Aroor. Munambam activity is also for leisure sailing for yachting tourists in Cherai.

    For more information and to participate write to:
    or call +91 9633914019


    KYA Training camp in Cherai with Indian Navy

    KYA is conducting a training camp in Cherai along with Indian Navy from 28th for 3 days on Laser, Enterprise, Optimist classes.

    To participate in the training camp write to:
    or call +91 9349022319

    Roadshow at Rajagiri College Engineering and Management

    Roadshow at Rajagiri College Engineering and Management took place on 22nd Feb. There was good response from the student community interested in sailing.
    For conducting a roadshow at your institute, please write to

    Kerala Yachting Association (KYA) is the only association in Kerala affiliated to Yachting Association of India (YAI). KYA is also affiliated to National Optimist Association of India (NOAI) and Offshore Sailing Association of India (OSA).

    KYA is attaining the status of the State body in Yachting sport for Kerala. Under KYA we already have 10 district associations and some sailing and boat clubs spread all across Kerala. KYA is taking advantage of the long sea coast and numerous water bodies of Kerala for sailing. Optimist Class yachts are used for training and competition for children aged between 7 and 15 years. Prominent adult class single handed yachts are the laser class.

    35th National Games
    Registration of Sailors and trainers for 35th National Games

    As the 35th National Games is to be conducted in Kerala in January 2011, KYA is registering sailors and qualified trainers interested in building the district teams and State team. As the National games are only for adults to race in laser radial class yachts, KYA request interested sailors and beginners to register here.

    Experienced sailors

    Training Facilities

    KYA is looking for land allotments to establish a sailing school in Cochin. KYA is also establishing a water sports centre in Munambam beach enclave for sea sailing and other water sports activities. To know more about the present training facilities click here


    KYA has various activities in sailing like participation in events all over the country and conducting National events coming under the calendar events of YAI as well as inter district competition in Kerala. KYA welcomes sponsors and for details of benefits to sponsors click here

    Becoming a Member

    Interested persons in sailing may become member and look for details here

    Life members
    Temporary members
    Sailing members
    Optimist trainee
    Other class trainee

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