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The First Indian: Story of the First Indian Solo Circumnavigation Under Sail
On 19 August 2010 as he sailed INSV Mhadei into Mumbai harbour, Commander Dilip Donde earned his place in India's maritime history by becoming the first Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation under sail in an Indian built boat. The First Indian is the firsthand account of this feat, which had never been attempted in the country and had been successfully completed by ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 250 pages
Published September 2014 by Maritime History Society, Mumbai, India
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I want to do that one extraordinary thing, follow my dream before it’s too late and life, age, kids, family and any number other excuses catch up with me. The First Indian: Story of the First Indian Solo Circumnavigation under Sail by Cdr. Dilip Donde is one resolute Indian’s guide to dreaming - supersize. His resilience, patience and dry wit enfold you as you sail along with him on the stormy seas. There are lessons here aplenty. Building an indigenous boat is no mean feat. But it gets done, ...more