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Karichal won Nehru Trophy in 1973(mutual winner with Kallupprampan ).Karichal won trophies in all other boat races several times.Karichal is famous for hatrics .Two times in nehru trophy (1974, 75, 76 & 82, 83, 84), Three times in payipad jalotsavam (including 2006,07 & 08) , One in Indiragandhi trophy, Eranakulam and One in Pandanadu Gosalakrishna Boat Race.
Karichal won the trophies several times at Karuvatta Jalolsavam, Kumaranasan Jalolsavam Pallana, Kallada Jalolsavam Kollam, Amrithananthamayi Jalolsavam Karunagappally, Sreenarayana Jalolsavam Kanneetti, Chirayankeezhu Prem Nazzer Trophy, Thazathangadi Boat Race, Kumarakam Boat Race, Mannar Mahathma Jalolsavam, Santhosh Trophy Jalolsavam Vazhakkoottam, Ashtamudi Jalolsavam, Kanavattinkara Jalolsavam, Mother Thereasa Trophy Prayikkara, Kottappuram Jalolsavam and more .....
Nehru trophy achievements 1973 (mutual winner with Kallupprampan ),1973,74, 75, 76, 80, 82, 83, 84,86, 87, 2000, 2001, 2003 , 2008 and in 2016 ( 15 times)
Ashtamudi Boat Race
Ashtamudi Boat Race(President's Trophy Boat Race) This is a new addtion to the races to be held on ashtamudi lake in Kollam district of Kerala. It is to be made an annula event. The course of the boat race will be from the Thevally Bridge, across ashtamudi lake, to the Kollam boat jetty, near the kollam Kerala State Road Transport Corporation KSRTC bus depot. The gold-plated trophy was being made at a cost of Rs.10 lakh. The conduct of the event is expected to cost Rs.two
crore. There would be races in five categories, namely, snake-boats, two grades of veppu boats, and two grades of Ďiruttukuthi' boats. Sixteen snake-boats would compete in four heats. The racecourse will be the 1.2-km stretch of the lake from the Thevally palace to Boat Jetty. There will be four tracks, each 10 metre wide. The track survey had been completed, Mr. Thomas said. The racecourse would be cleaned and dredged by August 20. Over a lakh people are expected to witness the race. The logo for the boat race had been released. The maiden President's Trophy Boat Race will be held on the Ashtamudi lake here on August 30. District Collector and boat race organising committee chairman P.G. Thomas said the trophy had been instituted in the name of the President of India. President Pratibha Patil will be present to witness the race. Mr. Thomas said Ms. Patil would arrive in the afternoon and view the finals of the snake-boat race. She would also give away the trophy and cash prize to the winning team.
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