Club Night Talk: Solo Circumnavigation
Commander Dilip Donde will talk about his remarkable sailing experiences and achievements.
In 2010, the Indian naval officer was the first Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation of the globe under sail and is author of The First Indian in which he describes the building of his 56 foot boat INSV Mhadei, the preparation for the task, and the skill, determination and knowledge required to complete the voyage.
He has recently trained the first Indian all-women circumnavigation crew. The team of six set out from Goa in September 2017 in the 55 foot INSV Tarini and is due to complete in May 2018.
He is in the UK this year to help a fellow Indian circumnavigator prepare for the Golden Globe Race 2018 and he will to sail with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on Suhaili (Sir Robin’s famous record breaking boat) to Les Sables d’Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe.
Followed by a Club Supper.