Hospice staffers help lifelong yachtsman with biography

A cancer-stricken Yachting Monthly reader has written up his 50-year-long sailing biography with help from his hospice staff.

Jonathan Oatley, 70, a former consultant with the National Farmers’ Union, has put together 150 photos and 40 pages of cruising in his Trident 24 and his Hunter 26 with help from the Hospice in the Weald staff based near his home in Tonbridge, Kent.

In his boats he has explored the East Coast, Holland and Belgium, and has also trailer-sailered to the West Country, South-West Ireland, and Brittany. His exploits can be followed by logging onto www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk and clicking on the photo of Jon Oatley.