Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2015
The Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2015 in Laser (Radial) class sailing boats was held from 10 to 12 December in Ettikulam Bay at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), in Ezhimala, Kerala.
Kerala, 10-12 December 2015
The sixth edition since its inception in 2010, this year the event brought together 18 nations: Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This was France’s second participation in the event.
The teams trained during the two preceding days of the event before taking on the nine races.
The very high level in the waters pitted the competitors in a lively neck and neck race, which maintained suspense till the very last day.
France tied with the United Kingdom at the seventh place.
This competition, excellently organized by the Indian Navy, helped the competitors to hone their tactical and sea sense and create good ties. It was also an opportunity to explore India’s treasures and tour top-notch academic and maritime facilities at which India trains its future naval officers.