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Tony Hayward Not Sorry He Went Sailing on Yacht

Not only did former BP chief executive Tony Hayward go sailing on his yacht at the height of the oil-spill crisis, but he’s also not sorry about it. In his first interview since stepping down as CEO of BP, Tony Hayward told the BBC that seeing his son for the first time in three months was just as important. "I have to confess, at the time was pretty angry actually,” he said of the fierce backlash from the White House and people in the Gulf of Mexico. “I hadn't seen my son for three months. I was on the boat for six hours ... I'm not certain I'd do anything different.” Hayward, who became notorious for a string of gaffes, stopped handling the spill when he was called back to Britain by BP’s chairman. And it was then that he jumped on his boat to regatta near the Isle of Wight with his son.