Natasha Lambert: Disabled teenager sailing English Channel ... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By shadowraiths
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-28-2013
shadowraiths's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: On my sailboat
Posts: 252
Thanks: 25
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 3
shadowraiths is on a distinguished road
Natasha Lambert: Disabled teenager sailing English Channel ...

... controlling yacht with her TONGUE
A disabled schoolgirl is to sail across the English Channel – controlling the yacht with her tongue.

Wheelchair-bound Natasha Lambert was born with athetoid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs and speech.

But the determined 16-year-old will leave her chair behind to sail her 21ft adapted yacht from Boulogne to Dover.

Her father Gary developed a device, utilising a straw inside a mountain bike helmet, to help Natasha sail using just her mouth to steer.
link
jimgo likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-28-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,812
Thanks: 6
Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Natasha Lambert: Disabled teenager sailing English Channel ...

I've been supporting Tasha from afar for about a year now (Miss Isle as she's known). Great boat, great girl. There's no thumbs up smiley on here, but three thumbs up from me.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sailing the English channel :) Ellie Smelly :P General Discussion (sailing related) 6 09-18-2011 07:58 PM
English channel slowboattochina Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 09-15-2008 11:56 AM
Spring Break 2008-- English Channel and Solent Sailing Jim H Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 9 04-01-2008 05:04 PM
Sailing the English Channel henrystanley Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 7 03-30-2008 01:42 AM
English Channel should have clear sailing in Million (The News Sun) NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-11-2006 10:15 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012