Capsizes and Rescues

Read the amazing survival stories of Tony Bullimore and Thierry Dubois from the 1996 Vendée Globe Race. From our April 1997 issue.

Sailing World

Vendee Globe

Tony Bullimore spent nearly six days inside the upturned hull of Exide Challenger.

"I just squatted down, and had a cigarette to assess the situation," says Tony Bullimore of the first moments of the six days that he spent inside of the turtled hull of Exide Challenger. "There was no need to rush, nothing was going to alter much for the better...and worse. Everything that could have happened bad, had happened."

Read the rest of Bullimore's story from the 1996 Vendée Globe Race, along with Dubois' account of his rescue from a life raft below.