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Sailing Profile

DHANYA PILO

I have been actively sailing since 1997. I love to sail, race & cruise.

My World Sailing ID is INDDP5

Crew of Winning Team S/V'Maiden' for Ocean Globe Race 2023-24

2023 April- May: apprenticing with Sailor Damien Parkes In Sydney, Australia, Sailing on S/V Denali, (TP52) for the CYCA Winter Series & RANSA Winter Series, New Castle SailFest etc.

2018 - 2023 Bombay Merchants cup (Every weekend in Mumbai Harbour) S/V Waheguru

 

2012 – 2023 Coastal cruising + weekend club races (Seabird class) as an active member of the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Mumbai

2015 - 2019 Honorary secretary - Topper Sailing Association India Activating, Promoting & organising Training camps of Topper Class

2014 - 2018 Wet ‘n’ Wild Regatta – Organising Team & Digital PR officer 2021 - Bombay Beach (Salton Sea) California, USA

Helped revive the sailing scene in a unused lake - Salton Sea after 20 years with a Prindle 18. 

2020 – 2023

Tell Tales - Compiling a book of short stories from various sailors around the world. Volume I & Volume II.

OFFSHORE SAILING:

2023 Cape Town to Auckland(NZ) on 'Maiden' helm:Heather Thomas 7400NM

2023 Hamble, UK to London to Hamble, UK on 'Maiden' helm:Heather Thomas

2023 Azores, Portugal to Hamble, UK on 'Maiden' helm:Heather Thomas
2022 Mumbai to Kumbaru bay on 'Blazing Surmai' Helm:Ravi Mariwala 100NM

2019 Mumbai to Colombo on 'Raika' (Swan 60) Helm:Jamshyd Godrej,1000NM

2018 The 100 Miles Race on 'Avis Ark', Helm:Ashim Mongia, 100NM
2013 Bombay to Ratnagiri on 'Eesha' (leopard 44) Helm:Kishore Mariwala 200NM

2010 Vasco da Gama Rally

     Goa to Kochi on Rhumb do, (Trident Warrior 35 Mk III) Helm: Ian Broughton –700NM

2009 Norway Fjords: Stavanger-Haugesund-Espevær-Bergen Helm: Gaute Johannesen, 300 NM

2008 Eagle Offshore Rally, Mumbai to Goa on J24 Helm: Ayesha Lobo

MATCH RACING:

Indian Women’s Team “Windcatchers”

2010 Thailand Match Race III, Pattaya Grade 3
2010 Qatar Open Match racing Cup, Doha
2009 Nations Cup Qualifiers, Mumbai
2008 Women’s World Match Racing championships, Busan, Korea Grade 1 2010 Match racing inland nationals, Hyderabad

2010 Mumbai international match race, Mumbai Grade 2
2010 Mumbai International match race qualifiers, Mumbai Grade 3 2010 Selection trials match racing open category, Mumbai

TEAM RACING:

2001 World Team Racing Sailing Championship, Brno, Czech Republic
2001 – Gold Winner - Team Racing Sailing Championships, Chilka Lake, Orissa 1999 – Gold Winner - Team Racing Sailing Championships, Mumbai

ENTERPRISE CLASS:

2000 - Enterprise nationals, Mumbai
1999 - Enterprise Inland nationals, Pune 1999 - Enterprise Junior nationals, Mumbai 1998 - Enterprise Junior nationals, Mumbai 1997 - Enterprise Junior nationals, Mumbai

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Certification:
STCW 2023 (UK)

PADI Open water certified scuba diver 2019
The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 1996

Press:

Mid day, 24 June 2024 - Link

Newsband - 26 June 2024 - Link

Times of India, 23 Sept 2023 - link

Antiguanice.com, 19 Sept 2023 MAIDEN JOIN OCEAN GLOBE - link

https://www.sanjhamorcha.com/2024/04/

https://www.pbo.co.uk/event/ocean-globe-race-2023-everything-you-need-to-know-79620

https://www.tipandshaft.com/en/round-the-world-race/tracy-edwards-we-want-to-show-sailing-does-not-have-to-be-as-white/

https://oceangloberace.com/youth-take-on-the-world-in-ocean-globe-race/

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/navy-women-script-sailing-history-615368

Times of India, 19 Jan 2014 - Link

DNA INDIA, 26 Sep,2017 Wind in their Sails - link

Sailing BIO

Crew on S/V Maiden for Ocean Globe Race 2023-24 link 

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