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May 20, 2015

14 Questions with Ayesha Lobo

Interviews by Wyanet Vaz And Zaral Shah. Photographs by Tejal Pandey (Mumbai), Manpreet Singh (Delhi), Selvaprakash L (Bengaluru), Devraj Chalia (Guwahati). Illustrations by Farzana Cooper. Conceptualised and Executed by Ashima Gupta. Styling by Priyanka Monga. Make-Up by Charmaine Rao for Guerlain; Hair by Sareena Acharya, Mallika Pirani, Harish Ratan Singh For L’oreal Professional (Mumbai)

For being a rescue diver and a national award winning sailor who is setting sail for the Olympics


So far
Rescue scuba diver, bagging the National Award for female sailor. One of the first Indian women to sail the southern Indian peninsula.

First sailing experience
At 10, we sailed from Gateway in a vintage wooden hull boat.

Serene waters or stormy seas
Stormy seas.

Most memorable sail
A 48-hour yacht master exam in the UK, early in 2014.

Other sports you enjoy
Jet skiing, rally racing, anything with speed.

Favourite hangouts
Irish house, The Social, Café Mondegar.

If not sailing, what
Painting, horse riding, RJ.

First feeling of success
When I started coaching kids and teaching for the yacht club.

Land or sea
Sea — there’s no complications and chaos there.

On your bucket list
Sky diving, skiing in the Alps or Himalayas, making a change.

Role models
Parents, paternal granddad, Ben Ainslie.

Upcoming projects
International competitions and the Olympics 2016.

Looking forward to in 2015
European summers races, Cowes week, J-CUP.

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