Navy Flags Off Kochi-Goa Sailing Race

Navy Flags Off Kochi-Goa Sailing Race

The Indian Navy on Wednesday flagged off the second edition of the Inter Command Ocean Sailing Race 2023 from Kochi to Goa. The race will feature four teams, including eight women officers, and will cover a distance of approximately 667km in about five days. The Navy uses the race to enhance risk-management abilities and technical skills, as well as instill a spirit of adventure among its crew. The race will conclude on November 27.

Mixed Crew Race Symbolizes Gender Neutrality

The race is special from its previous edition as it includes a mixed crew comprising both men and women officers and sailors, symbolizing gender neutrality and providing equal opportunity to one and all.

32 Participants Will Endure the Challenges at Sea

As many as 32 participants would endure the challenges at sea, vying for the coveted title. The race was flagged off by Rear Admiral Subir Mukherjee, Admiral Superintendent Yard, at Kochi. The sailing event is coordinated by Ocean Sailing Node, Goa in association with Offshore Sailing Club, Kochi.

KMRL to Purchase Five New Trains for Phase II and Phase III Development Projects

In addition to the sailing race, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is planning to purchase five new trains equipped with modern technologies for its Phase II and Phase III development projects. The trains will be provided by France-based company Alstom, which also supplied the existing metro trains. The new trains will be used in the Phase III line and will have a different design and technology. KMRL is currently in talks with Alstom to finalize the changes and technology for the new trains.

Viaduct Construction Works for Phase II to Begin by End of 2023

The viaduct construction works for Phase II will begin by the end of this year, and construction for the airport line will start next year.


The Inter Command Ocean Sailing Race 2023 is a challenging and exciting event that will test the skills and endurance of the participants. The race is also a testament to the Indian Navy’s commitment to gender equality and its use of technology to improve its operations. The purchase of new trains for the Kochi Metro is another example of India’s commitment to infrastructure development.