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Good luck to Natasha Lambert as she starts her Atlantic Challenge 2020

by Tony Reeve 27 Oct 08:28 PDT
Natasha with her sister Rachel (centre), Frank Fletcher CEO Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Mark Southwell Lifeboat Operations Manager Cowes ©

We have just one week to go before Natasha flies to Gran Canaria with her family and crew to begin her biggest challenge to date. That is to cross the Atlantic using the Sip Puff technology to control her boat.

Natasha who has Quadriplegic Athetoid Cerebral Palsy is no stranger to challenges in order to raise much needed funds for charity. For the last few years, she has been using a Mini Transat to complete these challenges, however, for this next challenge a bigger boat was needed that also had to be adapted for the Sip Puff technology that allows Natasha to control the boat. The boat for this challenge is a Nautitech Open 46 which they sailed to Gran Canaria in August ready for the 3000-mile Atlantic crossing to St Lucia.

This challenge was postponed from last year and the excitement around Natasha is absolutely electric, she just cannot wait to get going.

The charities that she is fundraising for this year are, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, RNLI Cowes and her own MissIsle School of Sip Puff Sailing. All 3 charities really do need your support, so, if you can, please make a donation by going to and follow the Virgin Money link.

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