Commander Dilip Donde aboard the 56 foot Mhadei
Commander Dilip Donde completed a solo circumnavigation aboard the 56 foot Mhadei in 2010. In 2012, his protégé, Lieutenant Commander Abhilash Tomy is completed this journey non-stop. He is the 1st Indian and about the 80th person in the world to have accomplished this.
Before his departure from Mumbai, the boat had to be brought from Goa. I travelled with Commander Dilip Donde & Lieutenant Commander Abhilash Tomy on this journey.