PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
Friday, 03 Mar 2023
Falgun 12, 1944
‘हर काम देश के नाम’
NDA Open Sailing Regatta
The NDA Open Sailing Regatta was conducted from 26 Feb 23 to 28 Feb 23 in picturesque Khadakwasla Lake as part of the series of events being conducted by National Defence Academy to commemorate 75 Glorious Years of its existence. A total of 60 competitors from National Defence Academy, Army Yachting Node, Mumbai, INS Shivaji and Military Institute of Technology contested keenly in Enterprise class and ILCA 6 class fleet races.
Major General Sanjeev Dogra, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, National Defence Academy was the chief guest for the Closing Ceremony and Prize Distribution which concluded the event on 28 Feb 23.
The placid waters of Peacock Bay sported a fleet of beautiful sails and a flurry of activity as the participants competed for the top honours in 21 races conducted over the three days. The capricious winds tested the abilities in both staid conditions and gusty winds. The competitors were a melee of yachtspersons from accomplished international level sailors from Army Yachting Node to novices as young as 12 years from National Defence Academy. The cadets utilised the opportunity to interact with the best of sailors in the country and learn from their experience and techniques.