ASW shines in Naval regatta event

first_imgKochi, Jan 6 (PTI) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) School & Diving Schools team won the regatta trophy (Cock) for the fourth consecutive year in the Kochi Area Pulling Regatta 2017 organised by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) in the Ernakulam Channel here today. INS Garuda secured the runners up position in the keenly contested championship which was held under five different categories over a course of 1.6 Km in the Ernakulam Channel with Venduruthy-Vikrant Bridge being the starting point. Six teams from all the units of SNC at Kochi participated in the regatta, a Navy release said here. The boat Pulling Regatta is one of the most prestigious Naval sports activity conducted in the Navy on 27 feet long “Whaler” boats with a crew of five pullers and one coxswain each, similar to the famous snake boat race of Kerala. This activity is a signature event of the Navy signifying the highest standard of physical and mental application, team work, coordination and sustained hard work. Vice Admiral AR Karve, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command who was the Chief Guest, presented the awards to the winners and runners up in the presence of a large gathering of naval personnel. Awards for Kayaking and Canoeing Championship for the year 2016-17 were also presented on this occasion in which INS Garuda was declared the winner, the release said. In addition to this, the Admiral, used this opportunity to present the Godavari Trophy to INS Venduruthy and Navigation and Direction School for the maximum points from all the sporting activities held last year. PTI TGB VSadvertisementlast_img read more