Silent Odyssey

Creative Team

5 Minute Network






As a Deaf child growing up in the 1950s, Gerry Hughes received little practical education; it was largely accepted that Deaf children would never be able to read and write. His father had other ideas however. In 2013, having successfully crossed the Atlantic and sailing around the British Isles, Gerry was ready to take on his biggest challenge to date - and the greatest challenge of his life. The goal was to sail around the world passing all five Capes. He set out from Troon on the west coast of Scotland, leaving his wife and two daughters behind.

An adventure eight months in the making, Silent Odyssey is an incredible story of one man's courage in the face of adversity and of a dream made real.