YAI Senior National Sailing Championships: Naveen critical after his 49er boat capsizes

The 25-year-old slipped and hit his head on the hull amid a sudden gust of wind.

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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Naveen Vashist's co-sailor Vishal Singh is safe.   -  AP

Naveen Vashist of Army Yachting Node is in critical condition at a private hospital in Mumbai after his 49er boat capsized on Monday during the YAI Senior National Sailing Championships at the Girgaum Chowpatty beach.

The 25-year-old slipped and hit his head on the hull amid a sudden gust of wind. His co-sailor Vishal Singh is, however, safe.

"It was a freak accident. The conditions weren't bad. We had adequate precautions, too. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) was given and he was taken in a coach boat. We hope he recovers," said a Yachting Association of India (YAI) official.

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