The Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

A LIT­TLE over 11 weeks ago Bill Hat­field, 77, left South­port Yacht Club aboard his 38ft yacht L’eau Com­mo­tion.

His in­ten­tion was to be the old­est man to sail non-stop around the world.

Not one to do things by halves, Bill de­cided to raise the de­gree of dif­fi­culty by head­ing west, the hard way.

Rob Mun­dle, our favourite sea salt, has said Bill has just rounded the Cape of Good Hope and is about to head north in the At­lantic to cross the equa­tor be­fore turn­ing south for Cape Horn and then home.

Bill also stands a chance of reg­is­ter­ing the fastest ever west­about solo non-stop pas­sage for a yacht un­der 40ft.

You can follow Bill’s epic ocean voy­age via­com­mo­tion/

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