Were all 18 voyages in my own sailboat?
No, one was on Happy Heart, one on The Matthew, and one on Tradewinds.
Was I ever single-handed across?
Yes, once in 2000 when he was 77 aboard Panderama. He had two knock-downs in 24 hours and then rolled over 360 degrees. Panderama was lost 300 miles west of Ireland and after deploying his EPIRB, Dad was picked up by a container ship. This was Dad’s most epic trip.
In 2004 he single-handed again when he was 80, aboard English Rose, a Contessa 32.
Did I ever talk to Derek Hatfield?
Yes, we know Derek fairly well. We sponsor him, we built his boat cradle etc.
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