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Indian Navy SV Tarini All Women Crew

Indian Navy SV Tarini All Women Crew


Indian Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini is due to arrive in Cape Town. This is a maiden circumnavigation manned by 6 female officers from the Indian Navy. Cape Town will be her last port of call prior to starting her final leg on 14 March to India. The crew is set to make history by becoming the first Indian and Asian women to achieve this and the Indian navy will become the first military in the world to have a women crew completing a circumnavigation.

SA Sailing Western Cape extends an invitation to you for the below events:

Friday, 2 March: Arrival in Cape Town. All yacht owners and sailors invited and encouraged to meet SV Tarini in Table Bay and escort her to Cape Town. Approximate time of arrival 7h30 AM.  More accurate arrival times will be communicated closer to the arrival time.

SV Tarini and crew will dock at the Aquarium in the Waterfront where they will be welcomed by the Mayor and other dignitaries.

After the welcome, SV Tarini and crew will proceed directly to RCYC, where they will be welcomed and moored until they depart on 14 March.

Saturday, 3 March: SA Sailing Western Cape and Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) are hosting a presentation and Q&A session by the 6 lady crew of SV Tarini at 11h30 at the Main Hall, RCYC. This session is open to ALL. Refreshments will be served.

Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 March:Photo exhibition of the circumnavigation at RCYC will be on display.  The exhibition is open to all. The public are encouraged to visit the exhibition and the yacht.

Wednesday, 14 March: INSV Tarini and crew depart RCYC for India. Yacht owners and sailors are encouraged to escort SV Tarini and crew off for their final leg to India.

For further information please contact:

Shama Nathoo, Chairperson SA Sailing WC: Women and Girls on 0829029118 or

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