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Olympics Tokyo, 2020

Unifi Foundation supports Ganapathy and Varun, sailors from Chennai. They grew up racing against each other and, in 2011, paired up to start sailing on the 29er class of boat – the feeder for the current Olympic boat. They dropped out of school in 2009 and have been sailing full time since then. Sailing is not a hobby or a small part of their life. It’s their profession and passion. The highlight of their career is their participation in Olympics Tokyo, 2020 representing India in the 49er men category. Unifi is proud of our association and our small contribution to India’s Olympics dreams.

Career Highlights:

  • 2013 - 2nd in EURO CUP. Only youth team in India to have ever achieved that
  • 2013 - Open 29er world championship - 17th out of 213 (Top 8 % in the world)
  • Both sailors have been on the Indian national team since 2007
  • 2018 - Asian Games - Bronze
  • 2018 - Asian Sailing Championships - Gold
  • 2018 National champions
  • 2019 - Asian Sailing Championships - Silver
  • Participated in Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • 2021 - Asian Sailing Championships - Gold
  • 2022 - Asian Sailing Championships - Gold