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  • 12 January, 2021

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Abhilash Tomy

Abhilash Tomy

  • Commander Tomy, the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe solo and unassisted in a sailing yacht, intends to give another shot at the Golden Globe Race next year.
  • The GGR, as it is called, is a daredevil ocean race with basic, read vintage, sailing equipment which he attempted in 2018.
  • But a vicious storm in the southern Indian Ocean dismasted him and he sustained a spinal injury.
  • He was subsequently rescued in a multi-nation effort and had to undergo surgery.
  • After recovering from his injuries, Commander Tomy, a naval pilot, was medically cleared for flying and sailing. He flew his last sortie on Dornier around Goa sometime in September and was sailing and kayaking.

Source: TH


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