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Isle of Wight sailing raises money for charity

Wed 12 Sep 2012

Isle of Wight sailing raises money for charity

A teenage girl from the Isle of Wight has raised money for charity by sailing solo around the island.

Natasha Lambert, a 15-year-old from Cowes,  has athertoid cerebral palsy, which affects all of her limbs and speech, reports BBC News.

She raised more than £8,000 for charity by taking on the 50-mile course around the Isle of Wight aboard Miss Isle Too, which was was adapted by her father for her needs.

Natasha was able to travel all the way around the Isle of Wight in just 12 hours and 30 minutes and completed her challenge on Sunday (September 9th).

Races around the Isle of Wight are a major part of the island's sporting calendar, with the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race drawing some of the world's top sailors to the island to compete every year.

Close to 1,650 boats entered the race this summer, with exactly 1,200 making it to the finish.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801447909-ADNFCR

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