Tony Bullimore, international yachtsmen, adventurer, writer and entrepreneur was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
For over 25 years, he has sailed more than 300,000 miles, crossed the Atlantic 30 times, and won over 150 trophies, to establish himself as one of the top yachtsmen of the century. Tony was elected Yachtsman of the Year in 1985 for his outstanding achievements.
When Tony’s racing yacht capsized and was slowly sinking into the icy waters of the Southern Ocean, he had been at sea for two months, competing in the single handed Vendee Globe non-stop round the world race. Sheltering in a tiny air pocket in the upturned gull, 2500 kilometres from Australia, he prepared for his loneliest and toughest challenge. Hypothermia, dehydration and frostbite were telling him to die, but his determination and bulldog spirit kept him alive.
Tony has a round the clock busy life. He is a patron of MCI (Mine Clearance International), JACC (Jamaican Age Care Charity), and Brainwave (The Kerland Foundation) and actively supports many other worthy organisations.
For the last 35 years, Tony and his wife Lalel have lived in Bristol.