Quadriplegic sailor demonstrates her sailing technique

Quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister is currently sailing round Britain singlehanded. She can only move her head, and controls her boat using a ‘sip and puff’ system – two straws, one of which controls the rudder and the other the sails.

Currently storm-bound in Brighton, Hilary and her team hope to leave around midday today (Friday), heading for Hayling Island. Keep up with her progress on her website, www.hilarylister.com 

Watch the video of Hilary explaining how she controls her boat here