Our Instructors

Our instructors are certified by the Yachting Association of India (YAI) and RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

Ensuring an enjoyable and safe sailing experience is the priority of all our instructors.

Ayesha Lobo

Ayesha Lobo is ranked no. 1 in Asia in women’s sailing. She began sailing at a very young age after a sailboat ride on the Mumbai harbor. She is an active competitor in the international sailing arena and participates in several regattas on a national and international level.

Ayesha is a professional sailing instructor for individuals of all age groups and loves teaching. She has previously taught sailing at the Royal Yachting Association U.K. (RYA) Centers besides other yachting associations around India and the world.

In 2016, she was chosen as one of Verve’s top 25 entrepreneurs under 25 for her unequalled enthusiasm and her continued efforts to put India on the map vis a vis the sport of sailing.

Besides sailing, she enjoys playing other sports like basketball, archery, horse-riding, climbing, trekking, mountain biking and bungee jumping. She has her certification as a rescue scuba diver from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and is on her way to becoming a Dive Instructor.

Sunil Lobo

Sunil Lobo has always been an avid water sports enthusiast. Wind surfing was the first water sport that he took on. He volunteered as a mentor and taught wind surfing for several years, alongside a corporate career. He soon took to the sport of sailing and he soon became involved with rescue on the Optimist Sailing Program.

Sunil Lobo received his sailing certification from the Yachting Association of India (YAI). Before long, he was running the Optimist Sailing Program and introduced many positive changes in the program structure and operation.

He is an excellent mentor and enjoys imparting new skills and knowledge to his students. His other sports interests include horse-riding, swimming and scuba diving. He is also an aeromodelling aficionado.

Anu Iyengar

Anu decided enroll at one of the oldest sailing schools- the Seven Seas sailing school in Buffalo, New York while working there - and enjoyed every bit of it. She got her basic keelboat certification and thereafter took any opportunity that she could get to be out sailing on the water.

When she returned to India, she decided to make the big and exciting shift from corporate life to the sailing life. Through the Yachting Association of India in Mumbai, she met with the dynamic father-daughter duo of Discover Sailing India who encouraged her to pursue her passion for sailing and join the team. Since then, every day is a new adventure spent doing what she enjoys the most- Sailing.

Anu also has a flare for languages and is at an advanced level in an immersive Spanish language- learning program.

Saagar Punjabi

Akshay Thanna

Sanchita Gokle

Varun Thakkar

Saad Azad

He has competed at several National level championships and has been racing as a Pit crew on the J/122E for the last 4 years in the Bombay Merchants Cup series (Big boats) with several wins.

Malvika Lobo

She started sailing at the age of 9 and has competed in National championships. Over the past 2 year she has been training in the J/Boats class for racing and has been competing at the local level.