Natasha Lambert completes 3,000-mile transatlantic challenge

Natasha Lambert, who has no use of her arms or legs and uses her breath and tongue to control her boat, has completed a 3,000-mile (5,000km) journey across the Atlantic.

She finished the crossing from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia in 18 days, 21 hours, 39 minutes and eight seconds.

Lambert is believed to be the first and youngest female quadriplegic skipper to cross the Atlantic, says the BBC. Her 46ft (14m) catamaran, Blown Away, was fitted with the ‘sip and puff’ technology by her father, as reported by MIN.

Lambert has previously completed a Channel crossing as well as sailing solo round the Isle of Wight in mouth-controlled boats.

The former Young Sailor of the Year, who holds a British Empire Medal for her charity work, is hoping the crossing will raise another £30,000 for her own sailing school, Cowes RNLI and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

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