An Isle of Wight sailor - who uses her mouth to sail her boat - is to attempt to cross the Atlantic next month.

Natasha Lambert has Quadriplegic Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and she already travelled thousands of miles, with the aid of her father's amazing invention.

Blown Away has been adapted to use Sip and Puff (SNP) technology, which allows Natasha to use her breath.

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It sends signals to a device using air pressure, by inhaling or exhaling on a straw, tube or wand. 

Before her Atlantic challenge, Natasha needed to reach Gran Canaria. She sailed from Cowes, with her team, early on Friday July 31.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Blown Away arrived in Gibraltar on August 16, having sailed more than 1,300 miles via the French ports of Cherbourg, Granville, L'Aber Wrac'h, Saint-Quay, Roscoff and Brest.

Their next stop was Gran Canaria, arriving on August 29.

Now, Natasha is preparing for her most challenging leg yet.

Her team will return to Gran Canaria early in November, for the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sailing competition, which departs on November 22.

Isle of Wight County Press: Natasha's father Gary adapted Sip and Puff technology for boatsNatasha's father Gary adapted Sip and Puff technology for boats

Natasha is undertaking the challenge to raise funds for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, RNLI and the MissIsle School of Sip Puff Sailing through her Virgin Money page.

She aims to raise £30,000 to share equally between the charities.