Offshore Sailing Regatta To Be Conducted By Indian Navy
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♦ Offshore Sailing Regatta is being conducted from Kochi to Goa with Six Indian Naval Sailing Vessels participating in the event, namely, Tarini, Mhadei, Neelkanth, Bulbul, Kadal Pura and Hariyal.
♦ The race is scheduled to start from 24th October and will run for a duration of five days.
♦ Sailing vessels would cover an approximate distance of 360 nautical miles between Kochi to Goa.
♦ The expedition is being conducted to foster the spirit of adventure and ocean sailing for participating crew.
♦ Apart from the sailing vessels, Ocean Yachts from the Yachting Association of India will also participate.
♦ The event is being organised by HQSNC and Ocean Sailing Node of the Indian Navy, located at INS Mandovi in Goa.
♦ Participants of the event have been practising over the last one month and have also undergone a Capsule Course at Kochi to hone their skills.
♦ Participants from the Indian Navy include Captain Atool Sinha, Captain Vipul Meherishi, Lieutenant Commander Payal Gupta, Lieutenant Commander K Pednekar, have won medals in several events at the National level.