Teenager with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Incredible Sailing Trip
The inspirational Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert arrived at Swansea Marina on Tuesday, putting an end to her monumental month-long sailing adventure around the South West coast of England to Wales.
17-year-old Natasha has cerebral palsy and controlled her 21ft yacht named ‘Miss Isle’ through a specially designed helmet allowing her to steer by blowing into a straw. After the 430 mile journey, Natasha was reluctant to stop sailing and ‘didn’t want to leave her boat'.
Over the last month, Miss Isle has been tested by the elements and battled through some treacherous conditions. However, Natasha is not satisfied by defying all expectations on the water, her next mission is to climb Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in Southern Britain (2,907ft) using a specialist walking aid.
Natasha’s Sea and Summit challenge is raising money for three worthy causes; the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, RNLI and the RYA Foundation. She also hopes to inspire people with disabilities to try and enjoy sailing.
Watch the scenes below as Miss Isle arrived in Swansea on Tuesday…
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Article by Jack Bartrop