Admiral Ramdas Trophy for Best Offshore Adventure
A crew of seven young seafarers from the Sea explorers Institute and one from the Indian Navy, won the much coveted trophy of the naval world called Admiral Ramdas Trophy from Admiral Shekhawat, Chief of the Naval Staff in 1994 for their Nicobar Expedition of 1992 across 550 nautical miles or 1025 kms from Kolkata to the Great Nicobar Island. The seafarers led by Mr Arindam Bose and Ranjit Karunakar took 39 days to accomplish this heroic feat. The Admiral Ramdas Trophy is awarded for the most outstanding offshore adventure voyage or commendable sailing undertaken by a Yatch or Yatchmen for the year under consideration. It was constituted and donated as a rolling trophy by Admiral L. Ramdas in the year 1991 when he was the president of the Yatching Association of India and the chief of the Naval staff.