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The first lady commodore of a Yacht Club in India

by Gulshan Rai 18 Jan 14:54 UTC
Ms. Rama Mathew © Gulshan Rai

POR for Mumbai, Gulshan Rai, has sent in a notice that Ms. Rama Mathew has been elected Commodore of Bombay Customs Yacht Club. Gulshan was the recipient of the Barton Cup in 1988.

Ms. Rama Mathew was elected Commodore of Bombay Customs Yacht Club (BCYC), India's only civil services sailing club, established in 1980 with the object of providing sailing and seamanship to Bombay Customs officers of all ranks.

BCYC has two yachts: a 21ft Morgan Giles designed built-in India Seabird class Sailcus and a British Northshore- built 32ft Vancouver class Jaycus III. BCYC also conducts an annual yachting regatta to commemorate International Customs Day on Jan. 26.

In the photos are the Indian Customs Cup -a silver globe surmounted by a Seabird class of sailboat and, Ms. Rama Mathew felicitating Mr. Gulshan Rai, OCC POR, Mumbai and Hon Sailing Instructor BCYC."

From: Gulshan Rai, M.A., Lecturer grad and postgraduate classes, Merit Scholar at Indian School of International Studies-New Delhi, ex-IRS, Jt. Commissioner of Customs, Legend of Indian Customs, Padma Shri & Arjuna & Maharaja Ranjit Singh Awards, Montreal Olympics Rifle Shooting Selection Trials Participant, OCC Barton Cup for Sailing Around the World, 14-Golfer, former Commodore/ President of Royal Bombay Yacht Club, author of four books.

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