Trinco Blu Sailing Regatta to set sail today
The Trinco Blu Sailing Regatte is back in action after a three year break and will be held on Saturday, September 2 on the sea of Trincomalee.
Royal Colombo Yacht Club together with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, started this regatta in 2009 will set sail to commemorate it for the 11th successive year.
This regatta was strategically planned to attract tourists in Trincomalee. This year the beach front of Trinco Blu by Cinnamon will host a series of races, set against the picturesque backdrop of Trincomalee’s pristine beaches, capturing the attention of both spectators and participants alike. A fleet of 35 boats, spanning four classes will compete for top positions. The event features both single-handed and crewed racing categories, catering to a diverse community of sailing enthusiasts.
The competing sailors hail from prestigious sailing clubs such as the Royal Colombo Yacht Club, the Ceylon Motor Yacht Club, the Navy Sailing Club and the Ruhunu Sailing Association. Additionally, teams of young sailors from Royal College, St Thomas’ College, and Ladies’ College will take part to further elevate the level of competition.
Expressing his anticipation for the forthcoming spectacle, Lalin Jirasinha – Commodore of the Royal Colombo Yacht Club commented, “The waters of Trincomalee offer an ideal canvas for showcasing the artistry of sailing, with perfect winds during the southwest monsoon. Expect to witness exhilarating and captivating races that will keep both participants and onlookers at the edge of their seats, with excitement.” (TBR)