Saved

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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, 1998 - Travel - 304 pages
The dramatic rescue of Tony Bullimore in January 1997 was the exhilarating climax to one of the most remarkable survival stories of modern times. When Bullimore's yacht Exide Challenger capsized in the icy vastness of the Southern Ocean, he had been at sea for two months, competing in the Vendée Globe around-the-world race. Sheltering in a tiny air pocket in the upturned hull, some 2,500 kilometers from the southwest coast of Australia, he now prepared for his loneliest challenge. Saved takes us deep into the trauma of Tony Bullimore¹s ordeal as he unfolds the events of his own past against the dramatic events that, hour by hour for nearly five days, were speeding him ever closer to his fate. Gripping and inspiring, Saved is the story of a true survivor.

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Excellent book but why is he insistent on NOT repeating what he said soon after his rescue.
He said I knew I was going to be OK because I fell asleep and had a dream where I was transported through a
tunnel to a room where people were sharing a meal and the person in the middle smiled at him and when he awoke he new he was going to be rescued.
These words came out of his own mouth but was soon quashed by spin doctors or whoever decided that they were best buried.
I wonder if those recordings have been wiped of all records.
 

About the author (1998)

Anthony Maurice Frederick Bullimore was born in Southend-on-Sea, England on January 15, 1939. He owned a nightclub called the Bamboo Club from 1966 until a fire forced its closing in 1977. He also had an import-export business. He entered his first solo trans-Atlantic race in 1976 and was England's Yachtsman of the Year in 1985. At the age of 57, he undertook the 1996-97 Vendée Globe, a solo around-the-world yacht race, in a 60-foot ketch named the Exide Challenger. A storm in the Southern Ocean caused his sailboat to capsize and he was trapped for four days underneath the sailboat before being rescued. His book, Saved, was published in 1997. He died from cancer on July 31, 2018 at the age of 79.

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