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Old 01-08-2016, 13:37   #1
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Derek Hatfield dead at 63

A real shame. I met him at the Toronto Boat Show one year when he was fundraising for another run at the Vendee Globe.

Nova Scotia sailor Derek Hatfield, who raced solo around world, dead at 63 - Nova Scotia - CBC News

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Old 01-08-2016, 14:33   #2
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Re: Derek Hatfield dead at 63

That is a shame and a shock.

We are biting the bullet and selling Ainia (if anyone wants Bristol 45.5 in great shape let me know). Looking for something smaller and faster in light Lake Ontario winds, although we want to keep the new boat in the Caribbean for a few (number tbd) winters.
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Re: Derek Hatfield dead at 63

A great loss he was a tremendous inspiration to me.

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Old 02-08-2016, 17:18   #4
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Re: Derek Hatfield dead at 63

unreal......what an asset to Canada
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Old 02-08-2016, 18:13   #5
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Re: Derek Hatfield dead at 63

Derek and Pattianne are terrific people. My most sincere condolences to Pattianne and the kids.
That hysterical laughter you hear as you sail a way in your "new" boat ..... is the seller.
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Re: Derek Hatfield dead at 63

It is a big loss. But that's how life goes!

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