One of the most anticipated sailing competition has begun at the INA on Sunday, 2nd December at the Indian Naval Academy situated at Ezhimala. The Admiral’s Cup is the biggest military sailing event in the world. After a successful journey of 8 years, Vice Admiral R B Pandit who is also the commandant of INA inaugurated the 9th edition of the event at an enthusiastic ceremony which took place inside the INA campus at Ettikulam Bay.
In addition to the National Defence Academy (Khadakwasla) and the Indian Naval Academy (two Indian teams), 30 teams joins the game all from different foreign countries. In this military event, the most number of participants compete with each other and this most number of participants feature makes this tournament unique. The foreign countries which will participate in the competitive event include Vietnam, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Qatar, Singapore, Portugal, Oman, Myanmar, Nigeria, Malaysia, Maldives, Italy, Israel, Japan, Iran, France, Indonesia, Germany, Canada, Egypt, China, Brazil, Bulgaria, Bahrain and last but not the least Australia. Some of the most prominent and adept military sailors will represent their respective countries and will try to complete the Herculean task to win the trophy for the country.