INSV Tarini to be inducted today

INSV Tarini to be inducted today

Indian Navy’s second ocean-going sailboat INSV Tarini, the platform for the first Indian all-women expedition of globe circumnavigation, will be inducted on Saturday.

The boat has been built to a stock design by Van de Stadt, the Netherlands. INSV Tarini carries a suite of six sails, including a main sail, head sails (Genoa and stay sails), downwind sails and storm sail. Her mast is 25 metres and has been custom-built by M/s Southern Spars, Cape Town, for sailing in extreme conditions.

She boasts a Raymarine navigation suite and an array of satellite communication systems through which she can be contacted from anywhere.

The formal function will be held at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool on Saturday in Goa. Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of naval staff will also be present.

The trials of INSV Tarini, built by Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd in Divar, Goa, were successfully completed recently.

The learning experience from INSV Mhadei, its predecessor, has been incorporated into this vessel. The iconic Mhadei has sailed over 1,15,000 nautical miles in the past eight years.

This includes voyages like the first Indian solo circumnavigation undertaken by Dilip Donde in 2009 and the first solo, non-stop unassisted circumnavigation by Abhilash Tomy in 2013.

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