''Aquasail was founded in 2004 by Shakeel Kudrolli, one of India’s finest yachtsmen. The company has established itself in the market by forging several tie ups with some of the world’s best brands and by bringing an unparalleled experience in sailing to Indian shores. With its range of world class dinghies, power boats and sailboats coupled with an inimitable mix of international and Indian instructors, Aquasail products and courses are quite international but customized carefully to Indian conditions.
The team consists of select professionals passionate about boating, many of whom have won National and International titles in sailing. They leverage their knowledge and love for the water to ensure that the customer makes the right choice. Our team of 40 people, including our on-water support team, sales team, instructors and technical staff are all passionate about sailing and about creating a niche industry.
Founder and Director of Aquasail, Shakeel is a lawyer by profession and a yachtsman par excellence. Shakeel won India its first ever gold medal on international waters in 1989 at the Asian Championships in China. Shakeel’s passion for sailing is reflected in the fact the he has invested more than 20 years in coaching people. He has the distinction of coaching the maximum number of kids in India, imparting not just the skills required for competitive sailing, but instilling in them the joy of being on the water. The team he coached won India’s first ever world championship gold medal at the International Cadet World Championships in 1988.
His dedication to see grassroots sailing grow in this country is reflected in the charter of the Aquasail Youth Sailing Foundation (AYSF) - a charitable trust founded by Shakeel. The Foundation is associated with the Royal Yachting Association, reputed world over for its courses, materials, training inputs and expertise and the same will be available through AYSF in India.
Zia Hajeebbhoy, also a Director at AquaSail, has worked with over 20 brands and businesses in different areas of their lifecycle. Some of these brands include Harpic, Bollgard, Roundup, Lipton Tea, Investsmart and more. Zia is an expert in building retail businesses and in the area of brand and business strategy and organization transformation. She also has considerable experience working in brokering advisory, mutual funds and insurance sectors helping their business transform from institutional to retail businesses. Zia has been sailing for 25 years now and loves being on the water."
Offerings: Leisure & Lifestyle Sailing, Networking Events, Yacht Purchase Advisory, Cruising Charters, Global Sailing Holidays, Yachting Academy, Windsurfing, Coastal Cruises with Family & Friends, Corporate Training Programs & Regattas
2 J, Calcot House, 8 M.P Shetty Marg
Mumbai 400 023
Ph: +91 99876 81826