Indian sailor notches solo nonstop first
Lt. Commander Tomy of the Indian Navy
Soon after Chinese sailor Guo Chuan became the first for his country to sail solo nonstop around the world, an Indian sailor, Abhilash Tomy, a Lieutenant Commander in the Indian Navy, became the first Indian mariner to make a solo, nonstop passage around the globe. Tomy completed the feat aboard the 56-ft sloop INSV Mhadei.