Quadriplegic Sailor

36-year-old Hilary Lister is paralyzed from the neck down, but that hasn’t stopped her from participating in her love of sailing. In 2005, she became the first quadriplegic sailor to cross the English Channel. Her next goal is to sail around Britain solo, using her breath to pilot a 20-foot boat.
She is planning to start her trip in Dover, in her boat, the Artemis 20, on 9 June.

It is anticipated the clockwise journey, which will be taken in a series of day sails, will take three to four months.

Mrs Lister has been paralysed for seven years as a result of a progressive degenerative disease, reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

A rigid inflatable boat will support her on the journey and a motor entourage of two motor homes and a Land Rover will provide land support.

Link -via Arbroath

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