Bullimore sets sail on world record bid

Veteran British yachtsman Tony Bullimore set sail from Australia Tuesday in a bid to break the round-the-world solo sailing record in 70 days.

The starter’s gun fired at about 3:50 pm (0550 GMT) as Bullimore, waiting since December for the right weather conditions, launched his bid to circumnavigate the globe in his 31-metre (102-foot) catamaran.