Rohini Rau

Dr Rohini Rau is India’s former top woman sailor. Her best World ISAF Ranking was 94 and 5th in Asia. She created history by winning India’s first international gold medal by a women’s youth team at the Asian Sailing Championship in 2004. She has participated in 9 World Championships, winning 6 international medals and 32 National Medals. She campaigned for the 2012 Olympic Games.

She is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (AFMCP) by Institute of Functional Medicine, USA since December 2021. She is the Outgoing Curator of the Chennai Hub Global Shapers Community ( an initiative of the World Economic Forum ) and a 2009 TED Fellow.

After 7 years, Rohini made a comeback into competitive sailing – forming an All Women’s sailing team to represent India at the J/80 World Championship in Bilbao, Spain 12 – 20 July 2019.