Bangalore's Vir Menon wins Malaysian regatta
Vir Menon, a class IX student from Bangalore, won the gold Sunday in the Laser 4.7 class at the 10th KFC International Regatta in Langkawi, Malaysia. The Malaysian sailing competition is among the prestigious and challenging regattas in the world.
Vir Menon graduated to the Laser 4.7 in October 2011. In January 2012, when not yet 14 years, he won the gold in the NSSR in Mumbai and later represented India at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he qualified in the Gold Fleet, the first Indian to do so.
In May last year, he won the silver at the KFC Open Selangor, Malaysia, just a few points behind the current Asian champion.
Most recently, Vir won gold at the 20121 Laser Nationals in all three categories - Overall Boys, Under 18 and Under 16.