35th National Games in Kerala
KYA is designated to host yachting competition item of the 35th National Games to be held in Kerala which is scheduled for January 2011. Munambam beach enclave is selected as the venue for the Games by a team consisting of The Chief Coordinator of National Games Ms Jaya I.A.S. and officials of Kerala Yachting Association.
Volvo Ocean Race 2008 - 2009
District yachting bodies are being formed under KYA in all the districts of Kerala which will help promote yachting throughout Kerala. District team selection and training is to be carried out by the district bodies and then on to form the State team for the National Games.
Association is preparing for the visit of Volvo Ocean Race to Cochin
port for the first time in the history of our country. We expect many
accompanying yachts also calling on our port during that time. Kerala
Yachting Association is particularly taking extra interest in seeing
these yachts are made comfortable during their stay in Cochin. We
shall be making arrangements for berthing, repairing, provisioning and
victual ling. Volvo Ocean Race is expected on 3rd of December and
would leave by 13th. We also would be catering the needs of tourists
who would be visiting Cochin during that period. They will have enough
fun and frolics at the facilities we are erecting for the tourists.
Kerala team for Optimist Nationals
KOCHI: The Kerala Yachting Association had sent four children for the National Optimist championship held
at Chennai from 17 to 23 May 2008.
Yachting Association had participated in national Optimist Coastal
Sailing Competition in Chennai in May 2008. Four of our boys
namely Abijith Pillai, Allen Peter, Sijo A J, Abel
Peter participated in the event. Though the age group was between 7 and 14, our Allen Peter was
only 7 years old when he participated and named as the youngest
participant in the event. He was the first child so young to
participate in a National Competition. He was sailing alone in
the boat in sea in winds as high as 18 knots. Many boats capsized including his
during the competition and it was fun for all the boys
members participated in the 27th National Inland Enterprises
Championship from 2nd to 8th June 2008. Five teams participated
representing KYA. We got a commendable 11th and 14th rank out of 82
teams participated in all. Our all lady's team represented by Roshin
jolly also participated.
By 2008, kerala yachting association has crossed many hurdles and made commendable achievements. Kerala Yachting Associations yachting facility has
blossomed into a well equipped centre for yachting enthusiasts. During this short span of time, Kerala Yachting Association's achievements in the yachting arena stands very high in the performance sheet.
Kerala Yachting Horizon.
Though there are no dearth of enthusiasm especially among the younger generation, in yachting and other sea-faring activities, Kerala does not have enough experienced trainers to train the new
aspirants to the field. It is in this context, the Kerala Yachting Association’s service to the cause becomes particularly commendable.
Mr. Jolly Thomas Edampadam, Secretary of KYA played a major role in locating the best training talent and bring them to Cochin so that the children of the Kerala had the best training available and thus were able to participate in the Optimistic Class Competitions. A group of children were first recruited and were given thorough training in the elementary lessons of yachting and inculcated in them the ability and tricks to tackle the vagaries of the unpredictable wind and be the master of it.
The Kerala Yachting Association is affiliated to the All India Yachting Association, and consists largely of
yachting enthusiasts. The Association conducted the first sailing regatta in Cochin
in the Arabian sea and it was a thumping success.