(18-28 JAN 2011)


1. The EME Sailing Association team SEA EAGLES consisting of the following Offrs, JCO & ORs participated first time and won the `Kochi- Lakshadweep- Kochi National Offshore Sailing Race-2011’. The race which was flagged off on 18th Jan 2011 and held under the aegis of Offshore Sailing Club of India tested the seafaring and seamanship skills of the crew to the extreme and had a course of 650 Km with no breaks enroute.

(a) Lt Col S S Siwatch, Skipper - Military College of EME, Secunderabad
(b) Sub Pursuhottam Sharma - 3 EME Centre, Bhopal
(c) Hav D P Selvam - EMESA, C/O MCEME, Secunderabad
(d) Sep Gunaseelan S - EMESA, C/O MCEME, Secunderabad


2. The team had to compete with Naval teams from respective commands. Inspite of all odds and trying conditions which resulted in one of the Naval teams being forced to retire half way even before reaching Lakshadweep the SEA EAGLES pursued with great determination and surprised the masters of the Sea at their home grounds.

3. The race had to be delayed and teams armed with Rifles & Amn due to the reported presence of Somali pirates operating in the area.

4. Vice Admiral KN Sushil, PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command gave away the Cash Award and Trophy to the winning team. The Admiral in his address complimented the participants. Cochin Shipyard Limited was the title sponsors and the units of Southern Naval Command provided safety and administrative support.



All set to go , just before the start at South Jetty Kochi EME sailing team (from left to right) Hav DP Selvam, Mr Gaurav Shinde, Nk Sharif Khan, skipper Lt Col SS Siwatch, Sub Purushottam Sharma & Sep Gunasheelan


EME sailing team winners of the race (at Taj Malabar Kochi) presenting an EMESA BURGEE to the OIC host club (Offshore Sailing Club)