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Month: October 2014

About Me

About Me

Time to read: 2 min

My name is Kaustubh Khade. And I am a Kayaker.

To say I’ve always been in sports is to call a shark a fish. I dabbled in a host of sports (still do) and was sports captain at school, vice-captain of the football team at Junior school. In 2009 I graduated from IIT Delhi and shortly after I took up kayaking. In 2012 at a national championship for Dragon Boat racing, I got selected for the national team to go to the Asian Championship in Thailand. In our maiden tournament we won 6 silver medals and 3 bronze.

The national anthem plays for the country that wins gold, standing on the podium awaiting silver, it hurt us deeply not hearing it, .

Subsequently I focussed on kayaking as a solo sport. A year later, I found myself in Thailand again, but this time for the Asian Sea Kayaking tournament. I represented India in the 13km race and finished 5th overall.

The mission here is simple. Promote sports.

I’ve been lucky to take up sailing, archery, football, rugby, swimming, and track. And it’s taken me ages to find a sport that I truly excel at. There are many out there that are far from it.

You can reach me at k3kayaking@gmail.com and follow the journey on www.facebook.com/PaddleHardIndia

What lies ahead

What lies ahead

Time to read: 1 min

This brings us to the present and the mission at hand.

I’m going to do a solo kayak journey from Mumbai to Goa. The trip itself will take me about 20 days to accomplish and I’ll be covering over 500 kms of water on the trip.

The idea is to paddle 6-7 hours a day and spend the nights under the stars or fending for myself.

I’ve had to take a leave of absence from work, thankfully I have a great boss, and over the next two months, I’ll be training dedicatedly in Goa.

Paddle Hard!

Paddle Hard!

Time to read: 1 min

“One cannot find new oceans until he loses sight of shore.” – Christopher Columbus.

I’m Kaustubh Khade. And I plan on finding new shores.

Get trophy. Continue Smiling
Sailing at Khadakvasla always brings smiles.