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First Deaf Person To Sail Solo Around The World Returns To Scotland.

TROON, SCOTLAND - MAY 08: Gerry Hughes lights a flare on his yacht Quest III at Troon Marina on May 8,2013 in Troon,Scotland. The 55 year old sailor from Glasgow is the first deaf person to sail single handed around the world, he was greeted back in Scotland by a crowd of around 300 people. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Deaf man makes sailing history

Gerry Hughes, a 55-year-old Scottish teacher from Glasgow, is the first deaf person to sail single-handed around the world. Hughes was greeted in Scotland on his voyage return on May 8 to a hero's welcome of cheering fans.