Derek Hathaway

Derek Hathaway

Sailing Solo Around Britain


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My story

[p]Thank you to all who have already donated something to the charity Rainbow Living, for which I am raising money. They help create high quality, personalised accommodation for young adults with Learning Difficulties. Details of the wonderful projects they support are on their web site. There is a link below.[/p][p]I started sailing just 13 years ago firstly with a 14ft dinghy, then a 26ft boat, now a 32ft Westerly Fulmar. A shore-based Yachtmaster qualification has been backed up with over 10,000 nautical miles practical experience, a lot of it singlehanded, mostly on the south coast from the Solent to the Scillies and across to northern France. [/p][p]Sailing singlehanded around Britain is a big step up in terms of my sailing career and will be a big challenge for a skipper who is now 70 years old! For my 41 year old boat, Thalmia, hopefully, it will be a piece of cake![/p][p]Because of COVID-19 the challenge could not be undertaken in 2020 - Now however I’m on my way! The weather and more specifically the winds have not been helpful so far but I have persevered and have now crossed the border and hope to be in Inverness in the next few days.[/p][p]Thank you again for your support and donation to Rainbow Living. You can follow my progress in preparing and completing the challenge by getting updates on my blog at: [url=][/url][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Aug 2021


Jun 6, 2021


Your progress is impressive and I like the blog, keep it up. Wishing your return journey goes well and with favourable weather. Good luck,


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Jun 4, 2021


Well done Uncle Derek! It’s great to see your progress. Keep going, it’s amazing what you’re doing! You’ll soon be turning the corner and be on your way back home. Love Eila x


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May 31, 2021



May 23, 2021


Great to see you Eyemouth Derek. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Xscapiste


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May 17, 2021


Good luck for the rest of your journey Derek


May 16, 2021


Good luck - keep sailing!


May 16, 2021

Ruth Airdrie

Keep safe Derek! Thank you so much for what you are doing and loving following your progress on your blog and the App. God bless you!


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May 16, 2021

Sally and Steve

Exciting (rather you than me)! Hope you have fair winds.

May 15, 2021

Paul Phillips

Good luck Derek. Finding your blog really interesting.


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May 14, 2021

Anne Scott

God Bless.... stay safe


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