Tony Bullimore carries out repairs and resumes round the world record attempt 10/5/07

Day 9

Position46′ 55″S 167′ 03″W
Speed8 knots
Course088 Degrees True
WindSSW 25 knots

After spending two days heading north-west to repair damaged rigging on his 102ft catamaran Doha (see yesterday’s news story here) British round the world yachtsman Tony Bullimore resumed an easterly course towards Cape Horn overnight.

In a brief message relayed back to Team Bullimore’s Press Office, Tony said that he had now completed the repairs and was continuing in the Blue Ocean Wireless Round the World Challenge. “We will see how things go over the next 48 hours,” he said.

Although the winds are now down to 25kts Lee Bruce, Team Bullimore’s weather router predicts that the winds will back and increase to 30-35knots later today. The gusts are expected to peak at 40-45knots at around 1500 GMT today. Squalls will add to the misery. Another surge of N to NNW wind will reach Doha on May 11, but that will not be as strong and won’t last as long.