Nearly 125 sailors from 10 countries participated in the sailing and regatta events as part of the three-day vClusive Cup - India Yachting Festival, which concluded in Goa on Sunday. Organised by vClusive, Luxury Hues Group and Marine Solutions, the event was conducted under the auspices of the state Tourism Department, along with the Confederation of Indian Industries.
"The vClusive Cup - India Yachting Festival is a platform that focuses on lifestyle experience. Our success lies in the fact that the mega event connects brands and consumers on an engagement platform," Vinu Sundaresan, founder and CEO of vClusive, told reporters here.
"We are committed to shaping the development of the luxury and marine sector, hence, we believe in involving the industry towards the growth of the tourism and leisure industry at large."
The aim of the event, Sundaresan said, was to expand the horizons of marine and lifestyle tourism in the country, considering the fact that India has a coastline of 7,000 km which could be tapped.
Gautama Dutta, Executive Director, Marine Solutions, said: "Yachting is a leisure past time that is waiting to be developed into a highly leveraged lifestyle and leisure activity.
"We realise its potential and we are committed to developing it in India. We also understand that yachting is waiting to be experienced as a lifestyle that is satisfying, adventurous and thrilling."
There is a New India rising. Along with this rise, there is a growing demand for experiential leisure, he said.
"We believe yachting can fill this space promoting not only marine tourism but also building infrastructure and creating employment," Dutta added.
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