Derek Hathaway

Derek Hathaway

Sailing Solo Around Britain

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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 was a big step up in terms of my sailing career and a big challenge for a skipper who is now 70 years old! Im pleased to say that my 41 year old boat, Thalmia, took it in her stride![/p][p]Because of COVID-19 the challenge could not be undertaken in 2020 but in April 2021 the challenge began and on Sunday 25th July I crossed the finish line at Starcross Yacht Club! [/p][p]Thank you again for your support and donations to Rainbow Living. Your generosity has been a big incentive along the way! You can catch up with my adventures - the good bits and the challenges (!) on my blog at: [url=http://voyagesofthalmia.org/2021/07/29/carpe-diem/]http://voyagesofthalmia.org/2021/07/29/carpe-diem/[/url][/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Aug 2021

Supporters


Oct 11, 2021

Alan Y

Been following your voyage with rapt interest, many congratulations.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Ron Sue Stout


Aug 5, 2021

Anonymous

The boys on Shirley Heights are following your blog and adventure. We look forward to seeing you on those cold, wet Winter days on Topsham Quay getting ready for 2022. Favourable winds and seas. John B


Jul 31, 2021

Tom

Well done Derek. Enjoyed your blog every step of the way. I feel that I've done it myself from the comfort of my own armchair! Loved it. Tom

£15.00


Jul 30, 2021

Margaret and Les

Congratulations on such a brilliant achievement, Derek. Your daily progress had us enthralled!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jul 30, 2021

Malcolm Hathaway

Derek, This £75 tops up our earlier £25 to £100 total. Well done on your great achievement! Malcolm and Lorna

£75.00

plus £18.75 Gift Aid


Jul 29, 2021

Jeff and Mery

Delighted at the amount your trip has raised for the charity

£30.00


Jul 27, 2021

Mike and Juliet

Well done Derek. Good to see you home. Mike

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jul 27, 2021

Rosie

What an adventure and a fantastic achievement! I’ve really enjoyed your beautiful photos & blog along the way.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Jul 26, 2021

Anonymous

Great job Derek, and glad to have you home!!!

£50.00

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