FOLLOW BILL’S SAIL OF CENTURY
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 via gis.ee/leaucommotion/