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OFFSHORE SAILING RACE FROM GOA TO KOCHI BY INDIAN NAVY

OFFSHORE SAILING RACE FROM GOA TO KOCHI BY INDIAN NAVY

Context:

To celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Indian Navy is conducting an Offshore Sailing Regatta from Kochi to Goa under the aegis of the Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA).

Aim of the Expedition:

  • It is being conducted with the aim of fostering the spirit of adventure and ocean sailing for participating crew.

Key Highlights:

  • The event is being organised by HQSNC and Ocean Sailing Node of the Indian Navy, which is located at INS Mandovi in Goa.
  • In the event, 6 Indian Naval Sailing Vessels namely, Mhadei, Neelkanth, Tarini, Bulbul, Kadal Pura and Hariyal will participate.
  • The race is scheduled to start from 24th October and will run for a tentative duration of 5 days.
  • Sailing vessels would cover around a distance of 360 nautical miles between Kochi to Goa.
  • Each of the 6 Indian Naval Sailing Vessels, consisting of four 40 footers and two 56 footers, will be manned by 6 naval personnel who will be drawn from three Commands of Navy, IHQ MoD (Navy) and the ANC.
  • Apart from the sailing vessels, Ocean Yachts from the Yachting Association of India will also take part in the event.

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