Sports form an equally important facet of CG life. Deck volleyball, badminton, table tennis, tug-of-war and some of the sporting activities are undertaken onboard. When the sea is not conducive for deck-based sports, indoor games like carrom board and chess are played. When the ship is at anchorage, sea bathing is conducted for training and recreation. Participation in sports enhances the performance of the ship by invigorating the collective ‘team spirit’ of the crew. Every year, a sports calendar is chalked out, and sports events and competitions are conducted at various places. The initial competitions are held at station or ship levels, which are followed by sports events at District and Regional levels. Coast Guard teams have participated in the National Kayaking Championships and the Army Adventure Challenge Cup. .