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Commander Abhilash Tomy at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, on Friday, December 06, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT PHOTO)

HTLS 2019| Will to survive trumps the sea and its violent emotions: Tomy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Speaking on the first day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019, Commander Abilash Tomy gave details of the harrowing moments that abruptly ended his participation in a race around the world but thrust him into the spotlight for surviving an ordeal that tested the limits of human endurance.
Cdr Tomy is the first Indian to complete a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the world under sail in 2013.(Photo: Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Cdr Tomy is the first Indian to complete a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the world under sail in 2013.(Photo: Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

‘Whenever I am in trouble, I think about the sea’: Cdr Abhilash Tomy at HTLS 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 12:44 PM IST
One of the most decorated sailors from India, Indian Navy’s Commander Abhilash Tomy was speaking at the two-day Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.
Abhilash Tomy was participating in this year’s Golden Globe Race (GGR), a circumnavigation challenge involving solo participants, and which bars the use of modern technology.(AFP/File Photo)
Abhilash Tomy was participating in this year’s Golden Globe Race (GGR), a circumnavigation challenge involving solo participants, and which bars the use of modern technology.(AFP/File Photo)

Commander Abhilash Tomy’s back fixed, humour intact after surgery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 07:50 AM IST
Champion sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy underwent a surgery at an army hospital here on Thursday for a back injury he suffered while negotiating a deadly storm in the southern Indian Ocean that left his yacht crippled three weeks ago.
Days after being rescued from the Indian Ocean in a multi-nation operation, commander Abhilash Tomy, who was under medical observation at Ile Amsterdam, was brought to Visakhapatnam safely onboard INS Satpura Saturday.(AFP File Photo)
Days after being rescued from the Indian Ocean in a multi-nation operation, commander Abhilash Tomy, who was under medical observation at Ile Amsterdam, was brought to Visakhapatnam safely onboard INS Satpura Saturday.(AFP File Photo)

Rescued Navy commander Abhilash Tomy reaches Vizag, shifted to naval hospital

Visakhapatnam | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Commander Abhilash Tomy’s sailing vessel, ‘Thuriya, was dismasted on September 21 after being caught in a violent storm in the South Indian Ocean, approximately 1900 nautical miles West of Perth, Australia.
Commander Abhilash Tomy was participating in this year’s Golden Globe Race (GGR), a circumnavigation race involving solo participants, and which bars the use of modern technology.(PTI)
Commander Abhilash Tomy was participating in this year’s Golden Globe Race (GGR), a circumnavigation race involving solo participants, and which bars the use of modern technology.(PTI)

Indian warship picks up Commander Abhilash Tomy from remote Indian Ocean island

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 11:15 PM IST
Indian warship INS Satpura on Friday picked up champion sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy from Île Amsterdam, a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean where he was undergoing treatment for a back injury he suffered while negotiating a deadly storm that left his yacht crippled last week.
Commander Abhilash Tomy is now recovering from a back injury he suffered while negotiating a deadly storm that left his yacht, SV Thuriya, crippled last week(Navy Handout)
Commander Abhilash Tomy is now recovering from a back injury he suffered while negotiating a deadly storm that left his yacht, SV Thuriya, crippled last week(Navy Handout)

150 kmph winds, 14 metre-high waves, this beast was something else, says sailor Abhilash Tomy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Through the 70 hours his yacht was stranded in the ocean, Commander Abhilash Tomy says he was trying to figure out what to do next all the time.
Naval officer Abhilash Tomy, who was rescued from international waters earlier this week after his yacht was damaged, undergoes treatment in a remote Indian Ocean island, Ile Amsterdam.(PTI Photo)
Naval officer Abhilash Tomy, who was rescued from international waters earlier this week after his yacht was damaged, undergoes treatment in a remote Indian Ocean island, Ile Amsterdam.(PTI Photo)

Sailing skills, military training helped me survive, says Navy commander Abhilash Tomy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 05:19 PM IST
Navy commander Abhilash Tomy was rescued by French patrol vessel Osiris in a dramatic mission . He was then taken to Amsterdam, a 55-sq km island that is part of French territory.
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat "Thuriya" in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race.(AFP File Photo)
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat "Thuriya" in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race.(AFP File Photo)

Rescued Navy commander Abhilash Tomy stable with no major injuries: Defence spokesman

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 10:10 AM IST
The 30-year-old Navy Commander was injured when his yacht was struck by a storm while he was participating in the Golden Globe Race.
India's skipper Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat "Thuriya" in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the "Golden Globe Race" ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP File Photo)
India's skipper Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat "Thuriya" in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the "Golden Globe Race" ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP File Photo)

Rescued Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy reaches remote island in Indian Ocean, hospitalised

Canberra (Australia) | By Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Navy officer Abhilash Tomy was representing India during the Golden Globe Race 2018 but his boat lost its mast after being caught in the storm in the Indian Ocean.
Abhilash Tomy gestures on his boat as he sets sails from Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour at the start of the solo around-the-world "Golden Globe Race" ocean race.(AFP File Photo)
Abhilash Tomy gestures on his boat as he sets sails from Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour at the start of the solo around-the-world "Golden Globe Race" ocean race.(AFP File Photo)

Rescued Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy to reach remote Amsterdam Island today

Canberra | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 10:11 AM IST
A French patrol boat rescued injured Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy and Irishman Gregor McGuckin on Monday after their boats lost masts in a storm while competing in the around-the-world Golden Globe Race.
In this file photo taken on July 01, 2018 India's Abhilash Tomy gestures on his boat "Thuriya" as he sets sails from Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour at the start of the solo around-the-world ‘Golden Globe Race’ ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP File Photo)
In this file photo taken on July 01, 2018 India's Abhilash Tomy gestures on his boat "Thuriya" as he sets sails from Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour at the start of the solo around-the-world ‘Golden Globe Race’ ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP File Photo)

Daring rescue ends Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy’s 70-hour ordeal, wife still waits for phone call

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 01:10 AM IST
Tomy suffered a debilitating back injury on September 21 after the rough seas and powerful winds pummeled his yacht, sending it into a 360-degree spin and dismasting the 10-metre long boat built in Goa.
Commander Tomy was representing India during the Golden Globe Race 2018 but his indigenously-built ‘Thurayi’ boat lost its mast after being caught in a storm.(Picture courtesy: Indian Navy/HT Photo)
Commander Tomy was representing India during the Golden Globe Race 2018 but his indigenously-built ‘Thurayi’ boat lost its mast after being caught in a storm.(Picture courtesy: Indian Navy/HT Photo)

Rescued Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy is ‘doing ok’, says defence minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 10:55 PM IST
Navy officer Abhilash Tomy was representing India during the Golden Globe Race 2018 but his boat lost its mast after being caught in the storm in the Indian Ocean.
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat ‘Thuriya’ in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, on June 29, 2018, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race.(AFP File Photo)
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat ‘Thuriya’ in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, on June 29, 2018, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race.(AFP File Photo)

In final stretch, hostile weather slows down Navy commander’s rescue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 01:09 PM IST
Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy is immobile after a back injury and is in the cabin of his boat.
Indian Navy Ace Sailor Abhilash Tomy who was injured and incapacitated day before has been tracked by the Indian Navy Reconnaissance aircraft. As seen, Boat Mast broken and hanging on the side, said Navy.(ANI/Twitter)
Indian Navy Ace Sailor Abhilash Tomy who was injured and incapacitated day before has been tracked by the Indian Navy Reconnaissance aircraft. As seen, Boat Mast broken and hanging on the side, said Navy.(ANI/Twitter)

Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy to be rescued by French vessel today: Nirmala Sitharaman

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 11:58 AM IST
“Continuous watch over the boat is being maintained by Indian Navy and RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) aircraft till rescue is completed.
Indian Navy’s Commander Abhilash Tomy is badly injured and marooned in one of the loneliest places in the Indian Ocean.(AFP Photo)
Indian Navy’s Commander Abhilash Tomy is badly injured and marooned in one of the loneliest places in the Indian Ocean.(AFP Photo)

Tarini crew wait for rescue of commander who trained them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Commissioned in the Indian Navy in 2000, Commander Abhilash Tomy has sailed more than 52,000 miles in his 18-year naval career.
Abhilash Tomy on his boat ‘Thuriya’ in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the "Golden Globe Race" ocean race.(AFP File Photo)
Abhilash Tomy on his boat ‘Thuriya’ in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the "Golden Globe Race" ocean race.(AFP File Photo)

Aircraft locates injured Navy officer’s yacht ‘rolling excessively’ in Indian Ocean

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Indian Naval officer Abhishek Tomy had suffered a back injury after his yacht was hit by a vicious storm with 14-metre-high waves mid-way across south Indian Ocean.
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat ‘Thuriya’ in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, on June 29, 2018, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the ‘Golden Globe Race’ ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP)
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat ‘Thuriya’ in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, on June 29, 2018, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the ‘Golden Globe Race’ ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP)

2 warships, chopper, aircraft: Navy pulling out all stops to rescue sailor stranded in ocean

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 07:23 AM IST
Commander Abhilash Tomy was badly injured after his yacht was hit by a vicious storm mid-way across the southern Indian Ocean while taking part in the Golden Globe Race.
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat "Thuriya" in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, on June 29, 2018, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the "Golden Globe Race" ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP)
Abhilash Tomy poses on his boat "Thuriya" in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour, on June 29, 2018, ahead of the solo around-the-world sailing race for the "Golden Globe Race" ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers.(AFP)

Injured Navy officer stranded in ocean storm makes contact with race organisers in France

Melbourne/Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:56 PM IST
Commander Abhilash Tomy suffered a back injury while sailing on an indigenously built sailing vessel ‘Thuriya’, which was dismasted in extremely rough weather and sea condition.(ANI photo)
Commander Abhilash Tomy suffered a back injury while sailing on an indigenously built sailing vessel ‘Thuriya’, which was dismasted in extremely rough weather and sea condition.(ANI photo)

Efforts on to rescue injured Navy officer stranded in ocean storm

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Navy officer Abhilash Tomy was participating in the Golden Globe Race that started on 1 July from France. Tomy is the only Indian participating in the race that involves a gruelling 30,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe.
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