Italy Wins Admiral’s Cup 2023

  • 12th edition of ‘Admiral’s Cup’ Sailing Regatta.
  • At Ettikulam Beach at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, Kerala.
  • Team Italy represented by Midshipman Avallone Antonio & Midshipman Creati Carlo Leonardo won.
  • Team India represented by Midshipman PPK Reddy and Cadet GY Reddy was Runners-Up.
  • United Kingdom & Germany represented by Officer Cadet Lucy Bell and Midshipman Aaron Middleton from United Kingdom and Cadet Beckman Carl & Cadet Hinz Anton from Germany shared the third position.
  • Seaman Gorkunov Petr from Russia stood first in the individual position in the men’s category.
  • Midshipman Avallone Antonio from Italy and Midshipman PPK Reddy from India at second and third respectively.
  • Officer Cadet Lucy Bell from the United Kingdom stood first in the individual position in the women’s category.
  • Cadet Sangla Elma Salsadila from Indonesia and Cadet Jhanvi Singh from India at second and third respectively.
  • Vice Admiral Puneet K Bahl, Commandant, INA the Chief Guest for the closing ceremony presented the ‘Admiral’s Cup’, Runners Up trophy and individual prizes.


  • It consisted of competitive sailing races in Laser Radials boats during race days from 05 to 08 Dec 23.
  • 43 participants, including 08 female participants displayed their sailing skills in the Laser Radials.
  • The event has become very popular since its inception in 2010.
  • This edition saw participation from 20 countries and Indian teams from the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla.
  • Various activities apart from competitive racing included a visit to training and sporting facilities located at the Indian Naval Academy, a fitness trek to Mount Dilli and a cultural package showcasing India’s rich traditions, languages, culture, dance and art forms.
Posted in Current Affairs.