Inaugural Commandant’s Cup Sailing Regatta held in Trincomalee
 


The inauguration of Commandant’s Cup Sailing Regatta, organized by the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), was held in the alluring waters off Sandy Bay in the port city of Trincomalee ‍from 27th to 29th September. The opening ceremony was held at the Shanthi Bahar memorial Sailing Club under the auspices of Commandant NMA, Commodore Kalana Jinadasa and Mr. Sarath Kuragama of the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka.

This novelty of experience made way for the prospective officers of the Navy including friendly foreign navies and sister services to enhance their sailing skills at the budding stage of their career. Naval Academies of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and Military Academy of the Sri Lanka Army along with 7 officer training intakes from the NMA participated in this regatta at picturesque Sandy Bay.

Total of 8 races held over two days to select the winners for the Open and Cup Championships were highly competitive as young blooded officer trainees made the best use of the opportunity to clinch the coveted titles. Accordingly, the Indian Naval Academy won the Open Championship while the Cup Championship was won by the midshipmen of the 59th intake.

The closing ceremony and prize giving were graced by Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, as the Chief Guest. Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe, Director General Training, Rear Admiral Rasika Dissanayake, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet, Rear Admiral Ananda Guruge and a large number of officers and sailors were also present on this occasion.

The winners of the tournament are as follows.

Cup Championship

Champion 59th Intake ‘A’ Mid ADM Wimalasiri
    Mid DDDC Weerasinghe
    Mid AKDS De Zoysa
1st Runner up 33rd Intake Mid WMCJ Weerasekara
    Mid EMSP Wickramasinghe
    Mid WNGGD Isharaka
2nd Runner up 59th Intake ‘B’ Mid GRM Wickramarathne
    Mid KADU Madushanka
    Mid RA Maduranga
Open Championship
Champion Indian Naval Academy Mid Aviral Keshav
    Mid Nikhil Singh Chauhan
    Cdt Aditya Jain
1st Runner up NMA Team ‘A’ Mid WMCJ Weerasekara
    Mid EMSP Wickramasinghe
    Mid AKDS De Zoysa
   
2nd Runner up NMA Team ‘B’ Mid ADM Wimalasiri
    Mid DDDC Weerasinghe
    Mid WNGGD Isharaka
Laser Open
1st Place Cdt Aditya Jain

Indian Naval Academy

2nd Place Mid AKDS De Zoysa Naval & Maritime Academy
3rd Place Cdt Omer Farooq Pakistan Naval Academy
Enterprise Open
1st Place Mid Aviral Keshav & Mid Nikhil Singh Chauhan Indian Naval Academy
 
2nd Place Mid ADM Wimalasiri & Mid DDDC Weerasinghe NMA ‘A’
 
3rd Place Mid EMSP Wickramasinghe & Mid WMCJ Weerasekara NMA ‘B’
 

 

 

 

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