Admiral’s Cup 2023
The 12th edition of Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta concluded on 08 Dec 2023 with a glittering closing ceremony at Ettikulam Beach at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala. Team Italy represented by Midshipman Avallone Antonio & Midshipman Creati Carlo Leonardo won the Admiral’s Cup 23.
Team India represented by Midshipman PPK Reddy and Cadet GY Reddy was the Runners-Up and Team United Kingdom & Germany represented by Officer Cadet Lucy Bell and Midshipman Aaron Middleton from United Kingdom and Cadet Beckman Carl & Cadet Hinz Anton from Germany shared the third position.
Seaman Gorkunov Petr from Russia stood first in the individual position in the men’s category followed by Midshipman Avallone Antonio from Italy and Midshipman PPK Reddy from India at second and third positions respectively. Officer Cadet Lucy Bell from United Kingdom stood first in the individual position in women’s category followed by Cadet Sangla Elma Salsadila from Indonesia and Cadet Jhanvi Singh from India at second and third positions respectively.
Vice Admiral Puneet K Bahl, Commandant, INA the Chief Guest for the closing ceremony presented the ‘Admiral’s Cup’, Runners Up trophy and individual prizes to the winners. The Admiral’s Cup witnessed competitive sailing races in Laser Radials boats during race days scheduled from 05 to 08 Dec 23. 43 participants, including 08 female participants displayed their sailing skills in the Laser Radials in challenging wind and weather conditions as they squeezed every knot out of their boats over the past four days of the races. The event has become very popular since its inception in 2010. This edition of the Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2023, saw participation from 20 countries and Indian teams from Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla.
During the last five days, the visiting foreign teams and accompanying officials were involved in various activities apart from competitive racing which included visit to training and sporting facilities located at Indian Naval Academy, fitness trek to Mount Dilli and cultural package showcasing India’s rich traditions, languages, culture, dance and art forms. The event culminated in a grand finale with the closing ceremony held in the evening on 08 Dec 23 at Ettikulam Beach, Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala.