Kochi, Dec 7:
Team Italy represented by Midshipman Vincenzo Rocco and Midshipman Alberto Cabras won the Admiral’s Cup 2018 Sailing Regatta (2018), which concluded on Thursday with a glittering closing ceremony at Ettikulam Beach at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala.
Team Singapore represented by 2nd Lieutenant Koh Yi Qian and 2nd Lieutenant Dillon How was the runner-up and Team USA represented by Midshipman Jessica Mc Jones and Midshipman Tyler Fleig finished third. The Indian Naval Academy team finished fourth in the overall position.
First Lieutenant Ebrahim Showaiter from Bahrain stood first in the individual event in the men’s category followed by Midshipman Vincenzo Rocco from Italy and 2nd Lieutenant Dillon How from Singapore at second and third positions respectively.
Midshipman Jessica Mc Jones from USA stood first in the individual event in women’s category followed by Midshipman Paula Kaminska from Poland and Cadet Francisca Mauricio from Portugal at second and third positions respectively.
Vice Admiral R.B. Pandit, AVSM, Commandant, INA the chief guest for the closing ceremony, presented the “Admiral’s Cup”, runners up trophy and individual prizes to the winners. Italy and Singapore will carry home the replicas of the Admiral’s Cup and the runner-up trophy respectively.
The Admiral’s Cup witnessed competitive sailing races in Laser Radial boats during race days scheduled from December 3 to December 6. Nine women were among the 62 participants, who displayed their sailing skills in challenging wind and weather conditions.
The visiting foreign teams and accompanying officials were involved in various activities apart from competitive racing which included visits to training and sporting facilities located at Indian Naval Academy, archaeological and fitness trek to Mount Dilli and cultural package showcasing India’s rich traditions, languages, cultures, dance and art forms.