Gerry was inducted into the British Deaf Sports Heritage Sports Hall of Fame on 1st July 2023. This honour was presented to Gerry at the Deaf Sports Personality awards night in Twickenham Rugby Stadium, London. More information about the Sports Hall of Fame and the athletes recognised for their exceptional achievements is available at British […]
Gerry is teaming up with Cathkin Braes Golf Club to create a joint project to provide opportunities for deaf children and young people to participate in golf. Gerry is keen to ensure that the project will not only give deaf children and young people the chance to try golf, but also provide professional coaching to […]
Gerry Hughes received with the first ever RYA Personal Endeavour Award. It was presented to Gerry on the ITV programme Surprise Surprise. The award recognises Gerry’s historic achievement as the first deaf yachtsman to sail single-handedly around the world via the Great Capes.
Gerry’s remarkable story is captured in his book ‘Bridging our Differences’. Part autobiography, and part real-life adventure, ‘Bridging our Differences’, tells the story of a deaf young boy who battled against the odds to succeed in the ultimate sailing challenge and much much more. Buy Bridging our Differences from Amazon Buy Bridging our Differences […]
Gerry was presented with and Outstanding Achievements Award at Cathkin Braes Golf Club at their first Honorary Membership Celebration Dinner Friday on 27th March 2015. The award was presented by Frank Munro (Captain of Cathkin Braes, Golf Club). During his acceptance speech, Gerry explained that he felt very privileged to receive the award. He inherited […]
Deaf Culture Festival, Stavanger, Norway 21-23 October 2016 Gerry gave the closing lecture at the Deaf Culture Festival in Stavanger on Saturday 22nd October. More than 500 deaf people attended over the weekend. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to create such a successful event. Special thanks to Hanne B. Kvitvær at NDF Stavanger who […]
I really enjoyed my visit to Lancaster. It was good to see so many people had arrived to see my talk but I wasn’t expecting to meet visitors from the international deaf community. After my presentation, I met up with the people who came along to the event. I always enjoy meeting new people but […]