Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

Natasha Lambert sails from Scotland to Ireland

by Alasdair Boden 19 Jul 2017 15:21 BST 19 July 2017
Natasha Lambert sails into Carrickfergus © Miss Isle

Adventurer Natasha Lambert BEM has successfully become the youngest disabled woman to skipper a yacht from Scotland to Ireland. Her grand adventure started from, South East Scotland on Monday at 1030. 6 hours later Natasha triumphantly sailed into Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.

Natasha, who has artheroid cerebral palsy, is unable to use conventional controls. Instead she steers and controls the sails of her 21 foot yacht Miss Isle Too by sipping and puffing into a single straw.

"The North Channel certainly lived up to its challenging reputation. Natasha had to deal with very light fluctuating winds coupled with strong tides. But we made it and can't wait to carry the expedition on South to Dublin." said Mandy Lambert, Natasha's mum and chief logistics officer.

No stranger to a challenge, Natasha has already sailed across the English Channel, around the Isle of Wight and reached the summit of Cairngorm. This expedition is far from over. Over the next 2 weeks Natasha aims to carry on sailing South to Dublin.

Natasha is raising money for her charity, which helps take people in a similar situation sailing, and the RNLI. Donations can be made online here.

You can follow her adventure on www.missisle.com, facebook and twitter.

Related Articles

Natasha Lambert takes two 10 years olds sailing
The next generation of disabled sailing adventurers Fresh from another courageous expedition Natasha Lambert and her team last week gave two disabled 10 year olds their first sailing experience and instantly got them hooked! Posted on 22 Aug 2017
Another sensational Sea and Summit Expedition
Natasha Lambert sails from Scotland to Ireland Disabled Cowes adventurer Natasha Lambert, 20 has despite appalling weather conditions completed her latest Sea and Summit Expedition. Posted on 13 Aug 2017
Miss Isle on BBC 1 documentary tonight
Featuring Natasha Lambert's breath control systems BBC1 have a documentary on tonight to highlight how technology can be used in sport, and one of the three items features Natasha and how she sails using her breath in her Mini 6.5 yacht. Posted on 23 Jun 2017
Smiles on the water
At the Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing The Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing has just completed another successful sailing course for a new student, with smiles and a huge sense of achievement for all involved. Posted on 21 Nov 2016
Morrisons boost for School of Sip-Puff Sailing
£3000 towards the installation of a hoist at Cowes The Isle of Wight charity that enables young people with disabilities to go sailing, and inspires others to reach their goals, has received a welcome boost from the Morrisons Foundation. Posted on 4 Oct 2016
Natasha ends her Scottish Challenge
Mountain, Loch, Lock and Sea – all done... An Isle of Wight teenager has completed her latest challenge – Sea and Summit, Scotland. She arrived at Clyde Marina at 4.30 on Thursday, Fourth August after a lively sail from Largs, on the Firth of Clyde. Posted on 5 Aug 2016
Sea and Summit Scotland stage 1
Tash is on top of the world Natasha Lambert has completed one element of her latest challenge, Sea and Summit Scotland. She reached the top of the Cairn Gorm Mountain, in the Scottish Highlands, just after three o'clock on Monday Twenty Fifth of July 2016. Posted on 26 Jul 2016
Loch-seeking Miss Isle
New challenge: to sail from Inverness to Glasgow Well known young sailor Natasha Lambert BEM, is off on a new challenge. This time it's north of the border. Natasha has athetoid cerebral palsy and uses only her breath to control her specially-designed 21ft yacht called Miss Isle Too. Posted on 13 Jul 2016
Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing
Open Afternoon a success The recent Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing Open Afternoon proved a great success, attracting a number of families with young people who are keen to get on the water. Posted on 11 Jun 2016
Charity gets boost from Palace visit
Natasha Lambert attends a Queens' Garden party The unique charity set up to give on water opportunities to those who would benefit from the sip and puff method of sailing has received recognition at the highest level. Posted on 26 May 2016