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Bullimore Sets Sail (at last)

The seemingly accident prone English yachtsman Tony Bullimore has set off on his attempt to break Ellen McCarther's (sp?) round the world record.

In regard to his timing apparently he needs to get a move on as there is a crop of new generation multi hulls being prepared to attack the record in upcoming months. Even if Bullimore is successful in his attempt his boat is no longer cutting edge and expectations are that any record he manages to set will be short lived.

Bullimore sets sail on record round-the-world bid - National - smh.com.au
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Geez TDW...I'd be more concerned that there's 70K wind predicted and another says the boat is not suitably rigged for single handing. Hard to square that with his prior experience.
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Ummm TDW.. someone already posted a thread about this about a day ago... LINK

BTW, anyone notice what kind of boat he's going to make the attempt in—that's right a Catamaran...
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Ummm TDW.. someone already posted a thread about this about a day ago... LINK

BTW, anyone notice what kind of boat he's going to make the attempt in—that's right a Catamaran...
Mea Culpa !! Didn't see that thread. A Catamaran eh ? In his case training wheels may not be a bad idea !! Maybe he should have gone Tri.

(nah, I'm not really bagging the guy. He may have had a couple of unfortunate accidents along the way but nevertheless he has more sailing miles under his belt those most of us will ever manage. He does have an ability to generate bad press however. )

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The reference to getting a move along was more to emphasise the need for him to get round before the new breed swamp him. One hopes the 70kt winds are not headwinds. Interesting the doubts being raised about the suitability of the boat.
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