What can be a great sport as well as a good leisure activity? Answer: All adventure sports. Sailing in Lakshadweep and off the Kochi coast can be a great activity for tourists.

In the Kochi-Lakshadweep-Kochi offshore sailing race organised by the Offshore Sailing Club of India, the first prize was won by the EME Sailing Association team of the Indian Army. The race was started on January 18 and covered 650km!

Vice Admiral K.N. Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, while giving away the award and trophy to the EME team said that there would me more frequent sailing races soon. Many tourist agencies, naval and defense organisations conduct races in the Lakshadweep area. In the recent past, the Volvo Ocean Race that had Kochi as a stopover was a major boost to the events.