Visakhapatnam to host nationwide sea kayaking competitors in June


The three-day occasion is anticipated to be held in Rushikonda or Lawsons Bay Seashore and see participation from over 20 States throughout India

The three-day occasion is anticipated to be held in Rushikonda or Lawsons Bay Seashore and see participation from over 20 States throughout India

The waters of Rushikonda will quickly be buzzing with motion as Visakhapatnam prepares to host the area’s first Nationwide Sea Kayaking Competitors in June. The three-day occasion, to be held from June 24 to 26, will see participation from over 20 States throughout India. Being organised by the Canoeing and Kayaking Affiliation of Andhra Pradesh, the competitors is anticipated to improve Visakhapatnam as one of many high watersports locations of the nation. 

A two-member staff from Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Affiliation (IKCA), New Delhi, visited Visakhapatnam this week to survey the watersports amenities of the area. “Visakhapatnam has nice potential to host such occasions. We recognized three locations right here which are appropriate to host actions like kayaking. Whereas Rushikonda Seashore, Lawson’s Bay Seashore, Mudasarlova reservoir and Thatipudi reservoir are conducive for internet hosting watersports occasions, the nationwide sea kayaking competitors shall be held in a single location of Rushikonda,” says R Pradeep Naidu, Planning and Improvement Director, Monetary Advisor of IKCA. 

Kayaking and canoeing are among the many quickest rising aggressive and leisure sports activities on the planet. In accordance with Pradeep, India with its huge shoreline provides immense potential to hone expertise for watersports and win medals on the Olympics and different worldwide competitions. “South India, notably, has a mix of coastline, river belts and calm waters. The climate too is appropriate for conducting competitions,” says Pradeep. Final month, India bagged eight medals on the Asian Canoe Slalom Championship 2022 held in Pattaya in Thailand.

“Rushikonda has been drawing kayakers and watersports fans from throughout the nation for a few years now. The nationwide sea kayaking competitors will flip the highlight on the area’s potential as a watersports vacation spot. We’re in talks with the district administration to current our proposal for the necessities of internet hosting the three-day nationwide occasion which is able to embrace accomodation amenities, opening and shutting ceremony setup in Rushikonda coast,” says Balaram Naidu, president of Canoeing and Kayaking Affiliation of Andhra Pradesh and director of Dwell-in Adventures, a city-based agency that organises watersports actions in Visakhapatnam. 



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