Bullimore almost ready to take on Ellen's record

Team Bullimore has postponed going on standby for Tony’s attempt to break the 70 day barrier for sailing solo non stop around the world until all the yachts competing in the annual Sydney – Hobart classic have finished the race.
“We’ve taken local advice, and decided that it might be just too dangerous to set out from Hobart’s Iron Pot lighthouse at the mouth of the Derwent River with these race yachts still coming across Storm Bay from Sydney” said Barry Pickthall, Team Bullimore’s spokesman today.

Doha 2006, Bullimore’s 102ft (31m) catamaran has had her mast re-stepped and Tony and his team have bent on the sails and stowed stores and equipment in readiness for the record attempt. “We are now looking to step up to amber alert early in the New Year and then wait for Lee Bruce our weather router to signal a start date that will hook Tony into a series of favourable weather systems to slingshot him across the Pacific to Cape Horn, ‘ Pickthall added.