Published: May 17, 2010
Yachtsman Tony Bullimore to visit Burnham-On-Sea charity's AGM

Well-known yachtsman Tony Bullimore will be the special guest at a Burnham-On-Sea charity's AGM later this week.

Tony Bullimore, who famously survived for five days in an upturned boat during the 1996/97 round the world yacht race, will give a talk about his experiences during Friday's annual general meeting of BARB, the charity that operates Burnham's rescue hovercrafts.

The yachtsman will also be given a tour of the seafront hovercraft station and will meet crewmembers during his visit.

Mr Bullimore grabbed national news headlines in 1997 when he survived five days in an air pocket in his capsized boat in the Southern Ocean with only a bar of chocolate and limited fresh water.

His upturned yacht was spotted by an Australian Navy ship after an extensive search. When the rescuers banged on the boat's hull, they were amazed to hear Mr Bullimore knock back and swim out from underneath the vessel.

BARB's AGM will be held at 8pm this Friday in Burnham's Town Council Chambers in Jaycroft Road.


Official BARB Web site


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