Sailing solo around Britain

We are delighted to introduce Derek Hathaway, who is sailing solo around Britain to raise funds for Rainbow Living!

Originally planned for 2020, launch was initially delayed and then deferred until 2021, though Derek still managed to sail over 1,000 nautical miles last year entirely single-handed.

Derek will be sailing the shores aboard Thalmia, a 32ft yacht built in 1980. Thalmia has been improved in recent years with new electronic equipment, a motorised anchor windlass, and now even has hot water and a hot air heater - but no shower!

Derek is finalising his preparations and plans to launch from Topsham Quay at the end of March and set sail towards the end of April - not long after his 70th Birthday! Over the coming weeks we will share details of Derek's fundraising page and updates from him as he sets off on this personal challenge to sail around the coast of Britain.

You can sign up to his blog here


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