Renault, Air Asia, Pernod Ricard, Goa Tourism partner yachting festival vClusive Cup

Perfect weather and a serene stretch of sun-kissed shores of Goa is hosting the vClusive Cup - India Yachting Festival, during the weekend of 26th – 28thof January. An event that promises to be South Asia’s leading nautical gathering, it is an occasion that will witness the perfect blend of yachting, water and beach sport, entertainment, business and networking. Organised by vClusive, Luxury Hues Group and Marine Solutions, the event has been conducted under the auspices of the Tourism Department of Goa and Industry Partner CII.


vClusive is India’s first rewards in luxury program that provides exclusive access, customized rewards and a host of other privileges that complement lifestyle and luxury. 

A bespoke experience, that seamlessly amalgamates sailing, lifestyle and entertainment, the Festival is being attended by participants that include the best luxury spenders from across India and marine brands from across the world offering luxury and lifestyle product and service providers. 

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.” 

Given the demand for leisure which is an important part of human existence, the opportunity for immersive lifestyle experiences is enormous. India’s biggest leisure playground is its 7000 km of coastline and blue waters. This is unexploited from the point of view of marine tourism and lifestyle. 

 “Yachting is a leisure past time that is waiting to be developed into a highly leveraged lifestyle and leisure activity. We realize 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.”

The International Sailing Championships and Regatta, a part of the festival, is expected to attract more than 125 sailors and yachtsmen from 8-10 countries across the world setting their sails to take home the vClusive Cup. The regatta is open for participation in any of the following events –



Men's Sailboard 

RS:X, Raceboard, RS:One (under 22)

Women's Sailboard

Raceboard, RS:One (under 22) 

Men's One Person Dinghy

Laser Standard 

Open One Person Dinghy

Laser Radial

Open Multi Hull

Hobie 16 

Open Junior One Person

Dinghy Topper (under 18) 

Open Junior Sailboard

Techno (under 17)

Raceboard (under 18) Offshore

Keelboats (above 6M LOA)

Transforming, the famous beach stretch at Candolim, the festival is enthralling guests with an array of activities such as 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. This specially curated event celebrates the joie d’vivre and celebration of the finer aspects of life, the very essence of Goa as a go to destination for pleasure seekers from around the world.

The vClusive Cup - India Yachting Festival is presented by leading Indian and International brands such as Renault, Air Asia and Pernod Ricard (G H Mumm Champagne) and was supported by partners such as Campo Viejo wines, Nescafe, Forevermark, Bro Code and Red Bull. 

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