Derek Hatfield – A Canadian Sailing Icon

At the Ontario Sailing Golf Day recently,  Derek Hatfield spoke of his round the world single handed racing carreer,  sailing the Spirit of Canada boats.   His ‘adventures’ included a capsize and demasting off the Cape of Good Horn while attempting to round Africa.   The yacht that he sailed was an Open 60 like the one pictured above.   The capsize incident occurred in a three day storm. 

Can you imagine doing this non-stop around the world… singlehanded?  

Photo by Christophe Launay.

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