AMA Cdr Abhilash Tomy for the Golden Globe Race 2018
I am Commander Abhilash Tomy and I will be taking part in the Golden Globe Race 2018.
I had completed a single handed non-stop circumnavigation of the earth in 2013 on board 56-foot Mhadei. She was a sloop built by Aquarius Shipyard in India based on the Tonga 56 design from Van de Stadt.
GGR18 is an iconic round the world race happening for the first time in 50 years. In its first edition, 9 men set out from England to sail around the world single handed and non-stop. Only one man finished the race. He was Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his boat was an Eric 32 built in India.
In the 2018 edition of the race, I am going to sail a replica of Sir Robin's boat, Suhaili. She is being built in Goa at Aquarius Shipyard. Work is in progress and her hull was launched on 07 Aug this year.
GGR 18 starts on 30 Jun 18 from Plymouth and the first boat is expected to finish in 260-300 days.