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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race 36 mins · Abhilash Tommy First Picture of a VERY HAPPY guy Tomy! in Hospital on AMSTERDAM ISLAND with his YB3 satellite communicator by his side. That was his only link to the world while laying on his bunk in the disabled Yacht. We are all excited to see his famous cheesy grin and grateful for the medical care being provided by the one doctor on the island.. THANKS and welcome back TOMY!!! WOOP WOOP! From COMMANDER Abhilash Tomy, reported by IndianNavyTweet: The sea was unbelievably rough. Me & my boat Thuriya were pitched against the nature's might. I survived because of my sailing skills, the soldier bit in me and my Naval training cut-in for that fight - Cdr Abhilash Tomy. Very thankful to #IndianNavy & all who rescued me #GGR2018 41 Comments 64 Shares
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    They are still inside the breakwall in that pic...
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Pic taken on Imdei's pass by Navy Pier on the way out to the start... What brand of PFD is the gent wearing on the left? Was the PFD Mr. Santarelli's personal one or a boat jacket?
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race 2 mins · Abhilash Tommy UPDATE and Indian NAY statement. Capt. DK Shama VSM, spokesperson for the Indian Navy said today that Commander ABHILAS TOMY had undergone X-ray scans which showed that while he had suffered some damage to his back, the results were not too bad. He is taking food and water and is now on a course of pain killers. The Indian Navy is waiting for an update from the Doctor on Amsterdam Isle tomorrow (Wednesday) and then a decision will be made about his repatriation. The Indian frigate INS SATPURA is due to reach Amsterdam Isle on Friday 28th September, and depending on Tomy’s condition, will either take him to Mauritius, for him to fly back to India, or set a direct course for Indian waters for him to be airlifted to land. #GGR2018
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    And they claim that they are doing their best to "promote" sailing...
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Abhilash is a navy helo pilot so Im sure it wont bother him.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    A bit dated now Don McIntyre interview https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018663816#
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race 5 mins · SHORT UPDATE...Official Situation Report from Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center in Australia just now. #GGR2018 1. AS AT 240730UTC SEP 18 ABHILASH TOMY WAS SAFELY EVACUATED BY STRETCHER FROM SV THURIYA/AWVQ TO OSIRIS/FVFH. TOMMY IS REPORTED TO BE CONSCIOUS AND TALKING. 2. AS AT 241210UTC SEP 18 GREGOR MCGUKIN WAS SAFELY EVACUATED FROM SV HANLEY ENERGY ENDURANCE/IE-TR-8 TO OSIRIS/FVFH. GREGOR IS REPORTED TO BE WELL AND IN GOOD SPIRITS. 3. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE P8 CALLSIGN ASY 176 AND INDIAN P8 CALLSIGN IFC323 PROVIDED OVERWATCH AND COMMUNICATION RELAY SUPPORT FOR BOTH EVACUATIONS. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED IMAGERY OF TODAY'S OPERATIONS TAKEN BY ASY 176. 4. OSIRIS IS NOW EN-ROUTE TO ILE DE AMSTERDAM WITH AN ETA OF 250100UTC SEP 18. 5. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE P8 CALLSIGN ASY 176 AND INDIAN P8 CALLSIGN IFC323 HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED FROM SAR TASKING AND HAVE RETURNED TO BASE. 6. HMAS BALLARAT CONTINUES TO CLOSE THE AREA OF OPERATIONS WITH AN ETA OF APPROXIMATELY 72 HOURS. 7. UPON ARRIVAL AT ILE DE AMSTERDAM, BOTH SURVIVORS WILL RECEIVE FURTHER MEDICAL CARE AND ASSESSMENT FROM THE RESIDENT DOCTOR THERE. JRCC AUSTRALIA INTENDS TO AWAIT MEDICAL ADVICE FROM THE DOCTOR AT ILE DE AMSTERDAM PRIOR TO CONFIRMING THE PREFERRED METHOD OF EVACUATION FROM ILE DE AMSTERDAM AND SUBSEQUENT REPATRIATION. ONE OPTION IS FOR TRANSFER FROM ILE DE AMSTERDAM TO HMAS BALLARAT FOR ONWARD TRANSIT TO AUSTRALIA. THERE IS NO FIXED-WING CAPABLE AIRFIELD AT ILE DE AMSTERDAM. 8. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAPTAIN AND CREW OF OSIRIS/FVFH FOR AN EXPERTLY EXECUTED RESCUE OPERATION, AND VERY MANY THANKS TO ALL OF THE UNITS INVOLVED IN THIS OPERATION FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE, PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION.