The 12th edition of the eagerly awaited Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta concluded at Ettikulam Beach, INA, Ezhimala. The event concluded with a glittering closing ceremony, celebrating the triumphs and sportsmanship displayed by sailors from around the world.
A Showcase of Sailing Skills
The Admiral’s Cup witnessed thrilling and competitive sailing races in Laser Radials boats from December 5 to December 8, 2023. A total of 43 participants, including eight female sailors, showcased their sailing skills in challenging wind and weather conditions, pushing the limits of their boats over the four days of intense competition.
Victory for Team Italy
The top honor of the Admiral’s Cup 23 went to Team Italy, represented by Midshipman Avallone Antonio and Midshipman Creati Carlo Leonardo. Their exceptional sailing skills and strategic prowess secured the coveted Admiral’s Cup for Italy.
Indian Team Emerges as Runners-Up
Team India, led by Midshipman PPK Reddy and Cadet GY Reddy, emerged as the Runners-Up, showcasing their talent and determination on the challenging waters. Their commendable performance added to the nation’s pride.
Joint Third Place for Team United Kingdom and Germany
Team United Kingdom, represented by Officer Cadet Lucy Bell and Midshipman Aaron Middleton, and Team Germany, represented by Cadet Beckman Carl and Cadet Hinz Anton, shared the third position. The joint effort demonstrated the international camaraderie at the heart of the Admiral’s Cup.
Individual Achievements in Men’s Category
Seaman Gorkunov Petr from Russia claimed the top spot in the individual standings in the men’s category, showcasing his sailing prowess. Midshipman Avallone Antonio from Italy and Midshipman PPK Reddy from India secured the second and third positions, respectively.
Triumph in Women’s Category
In the women’s category, Officer Cadet Lucy Bell from the United Kingdom took the lead in the individual standings. She was followed by Cadet Sangla Elma Salsadila from Indonesia and Cadet Jhanvi Singh from India, securing the second and third positions, respectively.
Chief Guest VAdm Puneet K Bahl Presents Honors
VAdm Puneet K Bahl, Commandant of INA, graced the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest. He presented the prestigious Admiral’s Cup, the Runners-Up trophy, and individual prizes to the deserving winners, adding a touch of honor and recognition to the event.
International Participation and Cultural Exchange
The Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2023 drew participants from 20 countries, featuring Indian teams from INA and NDA, Khadakvasla. Beyond racing, it promoted cultural exchange. Visiting teams explored INA facilities, trekked Mount Dilli, and engaged in a cultural package spotlighting India’s traditions, languages, culture, dance, and art forms, fostering a spirit of camaraderie.
Grand Finale at Ettikulam Beach
The grand finale unfolded with a mesmerizing closing ceremony held at Ettikulam Beach on the evening of December 8, 2023. The picturesque beach served as the perfect backdrop to celebrate the success of the event and the spirit of international sportsmanship that defined the Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta.
Important Questions Related to Exams
Q. How many countries participated in the Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2023?
Answer: A total of 20 countries participated in the Admiral’s Cup Sailing Regatta 2023.
Q. What kind of boats were used in the sailing races during the Admiral’s Cup?
Answer: Laser Radials boats were used in the sailing races during the Admiral’s Cup.
Q. Which teams secured the third position in the Admiral’s Cup 23?
Answer: Teams United Kingdom and Germany shared the third position in the Admiral’s Cup 23.