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.