Friday, September 4, 2009

Hillary Lister Rounds Britain

Hillary Lister has become the first disabled woman to circumnavigate Briton alone. Hillary is 36 and a quadriplegic. She steers and trims her sail using a pair of straws. A Canadian engineer built the system that translates sucks and puffs of the straws into sailing movements on the 20 foot boat.

Hillary has started a foundation that she hopes will enable other disabled sailors to fulfill their dreams.

You can find Hillary's web site here. CNN has a story here.

Congratulations to Hillary on this remarkable accomplishment.

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