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UAE-registered boat BAYANAT embarks on world’s longest and most grueling crusing race

  • BAYANAT is the primary UAE-registered boat making an attempt to circumnavigate the world.
  • The Golden Globe Race (GGR) is a continuous solo circumnavigation of the world by sea utilizing expertise out there no later than 1968.
  • Cdr. Abhilash Tomy (Retd), former Indian Naval Officer to sail BAYANAT in his second try after retiring from GGR 2018 attributable to a life threatening accident at sea shedding his third place within the race.
  • Abhilash’s ambition to compete once more was realized by Bayanat, a G42 firm that’s pioneering accountable geospatial AI and remodeling industries.

ABU DHABI, UAE, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 2022 version of the Golden Globe Race, one of many world’s most difficult feats of human endeavor, started yesterday with former Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy competing on the helm of the UAE-registered boat ‘BAYANAT’. The journey of 48,000km is prone to final round 10 months.

First held in 1968, the Golden Globe Race requires contributors to sail alone in lengthy keeled manufacturing boats designed previous to 1988 and utilizing expertise solely out there in 1968. Such is the size of the duty, that, fewer individuals have circumnavigated the world solo by boat than those that have reached the summit of Mount Everest or travelled to area.

Bayanat, a G42 firm primarily based in Abu Dhabi that gives AI-powered geospatial intelligence options, is sponsoring Abhilash’s participation within the race. The boat, aptly named ‘BAYANAT’ bears the race quantity 71, a tribute to 1971, the yr by which the UAE got here into being. Flying the UAE flag and the UAE ensign, as Abhilash set sail from France’s Les Sables-d’Olonne port he helped create historical past as the primary UAE-registered boat to take part on this race.

Over and above being a adorned Navy Commander, Abhilash is a crusing veteran. In 2012, he turned the primary Indian to finish a solo continuous circumnavigation of the world by sea. He has additionally participated in a number of international crusing challenges, together with the Cape City to Rio Race in 2011, the Spanish Copa del Rey Race in 2014, and the Korea Cup in 2015 and 2016. That is Abhilash’s second participation within the Golden Globe Race. Within the 2018 occasion, after a storm de-masted his boat, he sustained a life-threatening harm that compelled him to withdraw. Abhilash needed to study to stroll once more and as a part of his preparation for the Golden Globe Race 2022, has been making ready himself mentally and bodily through the years.

“I want to finish this unfinished enterprise. The ache of the Golden Globe Race 2018 is just motivating me to compete as soon as once more,” commented Abhilash Tomy. “It is a grueling problem and, whereas I will be aiming to win, crossing the end line is an achievement. The months of isolation, the bodily exhaustion, the abilities wanted to win — this race has all of it. I am lucky to have had the whole backing of Bayanat throughout my preparations and all through the race, being an organization that’s each a pioneering drive and a champion of progress for humankind.”

Hasan Al Hosani, CEO, Bayanat added: “Abhilash’s braveness to tackle the Golden Globe Race for a second time exemplifies the spirit of discovery and willpower that Bayanat celebrates and champions day-after-day. His values of braveness and perseverance align completely with ours as we search to be pioneers in AI-powered geospatial intelligence. We want Abhilash and all his opponents a protected journey forward.”

Throughout his journey, Abhilash will accumulate water samples at numerous factors to assist Bayanat’s research into the presence of microplastics on this planet’s oceans. Moreover, a bit of the boat might be painted with a specialised paint that may function a reflective goal for satellites, capitalizing on a precious alternative to gather calibrated information for evaluation in the course of the race.

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About Bayanat: Bayanat, a G42 firm, is a pioneering and accountable synthetic intelligence firm that’s powering progress and remodeling industries and classes by offering predictive capabilities to ‘keep forward of at present’. Born within the UAE and a companion of alternative for over 45 years, the corporate, now a part of the G42 ecosystem, has developed from a conventional mapping and surveying operator to an AI-powered geospatial intelligence firm bringing game-changing benefits to a rising variety of sectors. Dedicated to accountable expertise for our planet and communities, Bayanat is a worldwide chief in technological improvements throughout the geospatial business and its utility in good operations and good mobility. The corporate brings to the world an unmatched provide of private and non-private partnerships, exterior and inner integration, business power, and speed-to-market to create revolutionary, world-first services that allow a quantum leap in humankind’s progress.

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SOURCE Bayanat AI (A G42 Firm)

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