Mumbai: After winning the 420 Dingy Class, Upamanyu Dutta carried on his good form by winning the first race of the 4.7 Laser Class at the Festival of Sails held at the South of Oyster Rock, Colaba on Saturday.
The 16-year-old was simply uncatchable as he finished way ahead of others to completely dominate the race. The youngster had a slow start but capitalized once he got use to the windy conditions. At the half-way mark, he took the lead and didn’t let anyone get ahead of him. At the finish line, he extended a huge lead to finish first.
He was followed by Vishnu Saravanan and Vir Menon, who finished in second and third position respectively. Vir’s younger sister Avanti, who is no more than 13 years of age, bagged the fourth position.
All the Classes including 4.7 will see in total ten races and the participant who accumulates least number of points will lift the championship in respected category. It would be interesting to see if he can maintain his consistency in the upcoming races as well.
In the Standard Laser Class, Gajender Singh finished ahead of team-mate Dharmender Singh to start his campaign on a bright note. Kuldeep Pandey closely followed them in the third place.