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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.
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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.
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