The First Indian Army Expedition sailing around the world in a small 37 foot fibre glass yacht named TRISHNA sailed off from Bombay on 28th September, 1985. The Expedition has gained historical significance being the first of its kind in Indian Sailing history. The team comprised ten officers of the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army. They covered a distance of approximately 50,000 kms in 1/2 years. There was a total crew of six officers on the boat. Out of these six, four officers sailed around the world, whereas the others changed at intermediate ports enroute. The team having been flaged off by the then Chief of the Army Staff, Late Gen.A.S. Vaidya, on 28th September, 1985 from Bombay touched Male (Maldives), Port Louis (Maritius), St. Helena, Ascension Island, Natal & Belem (Bazil), Paramarbe (Surinam), Georgetown (Guyana), Port of Spain (Trinidad), Barabados, Kingston (Jamaica), and across through the Panama canal on 26th February, 1986. Setting sail again from Panama on 5th April 1986 they touched Galapagos Islands, Marquesas Island, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Raritonga Fiji, Auckland, Sydney, Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Colombo and back to Bombay.
Trishna, means an urge to attain and accomplish - a deep rooted desire.