Everyone at Gerry's home port of Troon Yacht Haven is excitedly following his progress and trying to get a feeling of what it must be like to experience a solo round the world voyage. Gerry has kept previous boats at Troon, and everyone was exceptionally proud of him when he completed his double Atlantic crossing on his last boat.
On September 1st, Gerry Hughes set off from Troon Yacht Haven on board his yacht "Quest III" on a mission to be the world's first Deaf Yachtsman to sail single-handed around the world non-stop.
Troon Yacht Haven Director, Stephen Bennie commented "I have known Gerry for almost 10 years and am both humbled and proud of his achievements. One of the most moving experiences of my life was being alongside Quest III off the coast of Troon when Gerry had to bid farewell to his wife and daughters at the start of his round the world voyage. He is a true inspiration to all of us here and we are really looking forward to welcoming him back."
The marina at Troon was originally built by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the famous round the world yachtsman and many of the staff and tenants worked alongside Sir Robin in the early days of the marina's operation. These same people along with others currently working at Troon were able to help and assist Gerry in the preparation of Quest III for this gruelling challenge.
For regular updates on Gerry's position visit www.gerrysmhughes.com