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PICTURES: Teen sailor arrives in Dover

A teenager from the Isle of Wight has arrived in Dover, after sailing across the English Channel using just her mouth to control her specially adapted boat.

Natasha Lambert was born with atheroid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs as well as her speech. She took part in the 'The French Connection' challenge to raise money for charity.

Natasha Lambert has arrived in Dover after sailing solo through the English Channel Credit: ITV Meridian
The 16-year-old has cerebral palsy and has been using her mouth to control the boat Credit: ITV Meridian

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French Connection: Teenager's sailing challenge

A 16-year-old from the Isle of Wight will today attempt to sail across the English Channel using just her mouth to control her specially adapted boat.

Natasha Lambert was born with atheroid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs as well as her speech. The 25 mile voyage, which starts in Bologne in France this morning and finishes in Dover, will take her around seven hours to complete.

She is raising money for the RNLI, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Wetwheels Solent.

Teenager completes 'remarkable journey'

Natasha Lambert completes her challenge Credit: RNLI

Teenager Natasha Lambert, who has acute cerebral palsy, was met by the Cowes lifeboat as she completed her round the Isle of Wight sailing challenge.

The 15 year old took twelve hours to circumnavigate the island this weekend, operating her yacht using only her mouth.

The RNLI was one of three charities chosen by Natashsa to benefit from her 60 mile circuit, which raised £30,000, the others being Isle of Wight Scope and the Ellen MacArthur Trust.

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