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Mistral Internet announces support for Tony Bullimore’s record breaking attempt

Mistral Internet announces support for Tony Bullimore’s record breaking attempt

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UK business ISP Mistral Internet announced on Thursday (26 October) its support of sailor Tony Bullimore’s 27,000 mile, 70-day round the world record breaking attempt.

If successful, Bullimore’s attempt, to begin in November 2006 in Hobart, Tasmania, will beat Dame Ellen Macarthur’s 71-day voyage in 2005.

Through the Mistral-hosted site, http://www.teambullimore.com, yachting fans will be able to keep track of Tony Bullimore’s progress. Bullimore will be using satellite broadband technology to upload regular pictures, text and audio updates on the website to chart his progress. The website also includes a map, enabling visitors to check his position on every day of the trip. In addition, visitors will be able to message Bullimore and these messages, together with his replies, will be posted up on a forum section of the website.

Mistral Internet deployed Team Bullimore’s website on a VMWare Platform in order to be able to add additional servers when the site receives large amounts of traffic. In addition, Mistral will be logging statistics about the performance of the site including how long pages take to load and how much strain the server is under, the company claims.

Mistral Internet is a main sponsor for Bullimore’s attempt. No financial details were disclosed.

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