Saved - The Extraordinary Tale of Survival and Rescue in the Southern Ocean
1997. First edition. A very good copy in a very good d/w.
The dramatic rescue of Tony Bullimore in January 1997 was the exhilarating climax to one of the most remarkable survival stories of modern times. When Bullimore's yacht "Exide Challenger" capsized in the icy vastness of the Southern Ocean, he had been at sea for two months, competing in the Vendee Globe around-the-world race. Sheltering in a tiny air pocket in the upturned hull, some 2,500 kilometers from the southwest coast of Australia, he now prepared for his loneliest challenge. "Saved" takes us deep into the trauma of Tony Bullimore s ordeal as he unfolds the events of his own past against the dramatic events that, hour by hour for nearly five days, were speeding him ever closer to his fate. Gripping and inspiring, "Saved" is the story of a true survivor."