Hilary Lister Completes Her Sail Around Britain


Exciting news from Martin 16 godfather and Y-Knot friend Steve Alvey: “For the past three years, I’ve been working with a very bright and committed quadriplegic woman from the U.K. — Hilary Lister. Her dream was to sail around Britain and when she started talking about this, it was a naive dream in my view. Nevertheless, I supported her dream by equipping her with a sophisticated sip & puff control system that allowed her to sail her Artemis 20 and control a Raymarine GPS autopilot with her breath. She’s worked tirelessly since that time to put together the technology, support team and courage to complete the journey. I knew that she was giving it a go for the second time this summer, and she made it round last week. Hilary is to be commended for her spirit, drive and tenacity.”

There’s a brief article about her accomplishment in The Guardian, and you can read more on Hilary’s website.