Lt-Commander Abhilash Tomy, has become the first Indian to go on a solo non-stop trip around the world in a sail boat. He had braced himself for the Big Day on January 26 when his voyage reached the mid-way mark as he neared Cape Horn, 86 days after he had started from Mumbai.
There are fewer than 100 people who have done it on a solo non-stop passage around the world as the southernmost tip of South America is feared by its wild winds, rocky shores and strong currents.
After flag hoisting, it will time for some celebration with a bottle of Desmong G, which was specially packed for the occasion. Accompanying it will be kheer prepared by the Defence Food Research Laboratories.