Abhilash Tomy creates history, secures second place in world’s most dangerous Golden Globe Race


Abhilash Tomy is a former commander of the Indian Navy.
Lives were saved while going to this race in 2018

New Delhi. Former Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy created history by securing the second position in the Golden Globe Race. He is the first Indian to complete this race. This is the most difficult and dangerous race in the world. Abhilash completed this race on April 29 in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Kirsten Neuschafer of South Africa was at number one. 16 participants were involved in this race which started in September 2022. Abhilash had earlier participated in the Golden Globe Race in 2018, when he almost died.

The Golden Globe Race is known as the world’s most dangerous and exciting boat race. In this, one has to go around the whole world through the sea. That too alone, non-stop and without any modern technology. Technical support is available only which was available at the time of the first race i.e. 1968. Encounters with sea storms, dangerous animals and uncertain weather along the way.

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Waist broken, titanium nut bolt fitted
Abhilash Tomy participated in this race for the first time in 2018. He was the only Indian in the race. In the initial phase, Abhilash’s journey was going well, but then something happened which would shock anyone’s heart. On 21 September 2018, Abhilash was somewhere in the Southern Indian Ocean. Then a fierce storm came, which destroyed everything. During this time Abhilash was hanging on the sail of the boat, with the help of his wrist watch. At the time when this accident happened, winds were blowing at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour in the sea. During this the waves were also rising up to 40-50 feet.

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International rescue mission started after the message of Abhilash’s help. Naval ships of India, Australia and France set out to search for Abhilash. After two days and two nights the search operation was completed and Abhilash was brought to Visakhapatnam. It was believed that his survival was very difficult, but the journey of Abhilash, rich in vitality, was still incomplete. Due to a lot of injuries in the accident, titanium nuts and bolts had to be tightened in his body. Stubborn Abhilash returned to his work only after two months. He was a pilot in the Navy. Abhilash left the Navy job to complete his mission. When he was called again in September 2022 for the journey that tried to take his life, he immediately said yes.

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