Derek Hatfield, Canadian sailor, Died at 63


Derek Hatfield was born on August 30, 1952, and died on July 30, 2016.

He was a Canadian sailor, and the first Canadian to twice sail single-handed around the world.

Derek won Sail Canada’s and Ontario Sailing’s Sailor of the Year awards in 2013.

Hatfield was the subject of Adam Mayers’s 2006 book Sea of Dreams: Racing Alone Around The World In A Small Boat.

He lived in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Derek Hatfield passed away at 63 years old.