The Indian Navy's second sailboat 'Tarini' was inducted into service last week in Goa.The vessel is slated to be the platform for the first Indian all-women global circumnavigation by the Indian Navy to begin in August.The induction ceremony, at INS Mandovi Boat Pool, took place in the presence of Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba along with other senior naval officers.
"The sailboat Tarini is being inducted into the Navy and is slated to be the platform for First Indian All-Women Circumnavigation of the globe expedition of the Indian Navy".This team has logged over 10,000 nautical miles on INSV Mhadei, including a voyage from India to Mauritius and back and Goa to Cape Town braving rough monsoon seas and heavy winds.
Indian Navy is operating four sailing vessels capable of open ocean deployments, that is, Tarangini, Sudarshini, Mhadei and Tarini, all four of which have been built in shipyards at Goa. Indian Navy is attempting to revitalize open ocean sailing and will also be inducting four 40 feet, state of the art open ocean racing sail boats.
Circumnavigation -The literal meaning of circumnavigation is to travel all the way around the entire planet, or an island, or continent.
The Women team has logged over 10,000 Nautical Miles on INSV Mhadei, including a voyage from India to Mauritius and back and Goa to Cape Town braving through rough monsoon seas and heavy wind.