Guwahati, January 28, 2019:
Lifeguard service provider Drishti Marine today announced their entry into the Guinness World Records by 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 achievement and handed over the Guinness World Record Certification which marks a first in racing history, to Rajiv Somani, Chairman of Drishti Marine and Ankit Somani, MD of Drishti Marine.
Drishti Marine created the longest chain of buoys measuring 11.46 km to craft this race course on water.
Globally first in racing history, Ankit Somani, along with his team of 60 workers built the course for racing purposes at the inaugural World Championship Series which was held in Mumbai.
For the first time in the world, this attempt took place and Drishti Marine took that challenge to make the world’s first ever race track on water. Ankit Somani 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 who completed the reviews and assessment of facts earlier this year congratulated the team at Drishti Marine for making it into the record books and being bestowed with the world record for creating the longest chain of buoys to craft a race course on water.
“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, Drishti Marine on accomplishing the feat and making it to the Guinness World Record.