Friday, February 27, 2009

Derek Hatfield resumes his journey

I received this update this morning from Canadian sailor Derek Hatfield's support team:
Spirit of Canada Departs Hobart

Hello from Algimouss Spirit of Canada

At 22.00hr UTC Derek Hatfield departed Hobart, Tasmania on the reconditioned IMOCA 60 Algimouss Spirit of Canada, he is determined to complete the course that he started in November as a participant in the Vendee Globe single handed race around the world.

Derek will be posting regular updates and pictures along the way.

Team Algimouss Spirit of Canada
Derek was forced to drop out of the Vendee Globe on December 28 after a ferocious storm battered his boat and broke his mast. (Here's a story about Derek's account.)

After considering various options, including shipping the boat back to Canada, he has refitted it and intends to finish the course he started.

Good luck to him. If you want to follow along, sign up for regular updates from his team.

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