UKDS backs Gerry's record bid
UKDS sends its best wishes to all-round sportsman and sailor Gerry Hughes who has set off on his quest to become the first Deaf person to sail single-handedly around the world.
Gerry, from Glasgow, managed to sail single-handedly across the Atlantic Ocean in 2005, and has also represented Scotland at the World Deaf Golf Championships on more than one occasion.
Gerry set sail from Gourock, Firth of Clyde earlier this month and will sail past all five capes on a journey first made famous by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson in 1969.
Gerry's trip has two aims:
- To fulfil Gerry’s lifetime ambition to be the first deaf person to sail around the world single-handed, non-stop.
- To inspire young deaf people, by demonstrating that they too can overcome many of the obstacles they face in life.
To read more about Gerry, please visit his official website . Gerry's trip is also being discussed on the UK Deaf Sport LinkedIn Group, so why not join today?