The India Yacht Festival | Candolim

With the pleasant Goan weather, and a shore line that stretches on forever, what else does one need for an amazing weekend of yacht sailing?

The vClusive Cup – India Yachting Festival, also rumoured to be Asia’s leading nautical gathering, was the perfect blend of beach, yacht, sports, business and networking. The event took place over the 26th to the 28th of January. The event was organised by vClusive, Luxury Hues Group and Marine Solutions. They worked in association with the tourism department of Goa and Industry Partner CII.

Speaking on the occasion, Vinu Sundaresan, Founder & CEO, vClusive said, “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. We are committed to shape 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.”

vClusive is India’s first customised luxury rewards programs, along with a couple of other benefits that add to their clients luxury and lifestyle. Being in India gives them access to a 7000 kilometre coastline, with clean, blue water.

“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. We believe yachting can fill this space promoting not only marine tourism but also building infrastructure and creating employment,” said Gautama Dutta, Executive Director, Marine Solutions at the Festival.

Present at the Festival, Amit Dutta, Founder & Chairman, Luxury Hues Group, said “Luxury Hues Group is delighted to be a Co host of the IYF. We are in the business of conceptualising lifestyle platforms, Quintessentially global concierge, experimental travel, etc relevant to the emerging needs of affluent Indians. Affluent Indians aspire to ‘extraordinary ‘ experiences , this platform provides a fantastic blend of water sports, gourmet experiences, music , eclectic company in sunny Goa. We aim to provide our guests an outstanding customer experience, and raise the bar for future editions.”

They reworked the well known Candolim beach, and covered the area with a bunch of interesting activities and stalls. There were mixology classes, water-sports, white noise, Hobie Cat training, live band performances by Goa’s Alcatrazz, folk & electronic fusion duo Hari + Sukhmani, fusion band Raagas to Riches and DJs Russel and DJ Sameer Zaine.

For more information on yachting, check this out. To check out the other activities that have been put out, hit the link here.

Some of the sponsors at the event were:

  • Renault- ‘Renault Captur : India’s most stylish SUV’
  • Air Asia – ‘Now everyone can fly’

Other Brand Partners:

  • Lifestyle ‘Hot Beverage’ Partner – Nestle
  • Lifestyle Jewelry Partner – Forever Mark
  • Lifestyle Partner – Bro Code

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