Bob Burns and Roamer

  • 11 Jun 2021 18:27
    Reply # 10617934 on 10612244

          There seems to have been nothing on him anyplace since the Azores.   Someone on CF mentioned that he had a brother in Brighton by the name of Terry.  One would think that if anybody knew anything, that would be a place to start.   I would imagine from the elapsed time that he'll probably  never  be seen again.  Gone the way any seaman would want to go.

    When last seen he had been at sea since 1985, having made a brief stop "at home".  

    Round the world sailor returns to Sussex

    Round the world sailor returns to Sussex

     “I am quite happy to finish my days off on Roamer and simply float out to sea. It sounds much less depressing to me than ending up in a nursing home.”

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  • 10 Jun 2021 11:02
    Message # 10612244

    Having recently read Roamer Round the World by Bob Burns, I was researching ways to contact him when I found some missing persons reports that stated he left the Azores on 1 November 2015 for the Canary Islands aboard Roamer and was not heard from again.  Aged 76, he was in poor health, with a weak heart among other ailments.  The latest missing persons bulletin seems to be dated September 2020, but I wonder if any JRA members have further information?

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