India’s Drishti Marine gains entry into Guinness World Records

Goa, January 28: Drishti Marine today announced their entry into the Guinness World Records for creating the longest chain of buoys, for the first-ever course on water for the Nexa P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India congratulated Drishti Marine on the feat and handed over the Guinness World Record Certification which marks a first in racing history, to Rajiv Somani, Chairman and Ankit Somani, MD of Drishti Marine.

The lineage to shape an unprecedented feat resulted in the creation of this course on water for Procam International, India’s leading sports management company.

Drishti Marine created the longest chain of buoys measuring 11.46 km to craft this race course on water. This was the first time in the world that something on this scale had been attempted.

Ankit Somani, MD, along with his team of 60 workers took over three weeks to craft the 11.46 km stretch of buoys to create a 5.2 km race course on water. 5,700 buoys or floating balloons were used to create the magnificent floating race course.

The Guinness World Record body had completed the reviews and assessment of facts earlier this year and congratulated the team at Drishti Marine for making it into the record books.

Commenting on the achievement, Nitin Gadkari said “I congratulate Drishti Marine on achieving this incredible feat which has put India on the global map where powerboat racing is concerned. We wish the organisation all the best in its future endeavours”

“It feels great to achieve such a milestone. This means a lot to Drishti Marine. The team had to innovate and improvise on the job since we were trying to create something that hadn’t been attempted at a global level before” said Ankit Somani, MD.

Apart from constructing the race track, Drishti Marine had also provided consultation and handled all on water requirements and safety during the Nexa P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas which was held at Marine Drive in Mumbai in 2017.

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