Event

Holder

Date

Description

 

 

 

 

First disabled female to sail solo around GB clockwise (Caledonian route). Stopping.

Hilary Lister (quadriplegic complete)

May 2008 – August 2009

 

 

 

 

 

First disabled person to sail solo across the English channel

Hilary Lister (quadriplegic complete)

?

Sailing her Artemis. From Dover to Calais. 23 miles

First disabled female to sail solo around the IOW

Hilary Lister (quadriplegic complete)

? 2008

Sailing her Artemis. Anticlockwise. 60 miles.

First disabled female to sail solo across the Irish Sea (Fishguard to ?)

Hilary Lister (quadriplegic complete)

2009

Sailing her Artemis. ? miles

First blind sailor to sail solo around the IOW

Alison Gunn (B3)

2004

Sailing a windrider. Lymington Lymington. Clockwise. 60 miles. ? hrs

First female to sail solo around the IOW twice

Alison Gunn (B3)

2010

Sailing a windrider. Lymington to Lymington. Clockwise. 60 miles. ? hrs.

First disabled sailor to sail solo around GB clockwise (Caledonian route). Stopping.

Geoff Holt (quadriplegic complete)

2007

Sailing Challenger Trimaran “Freethinker”. 1500 miles. 51 stops. 14th May – 5th September.

Fastest solo sail around GB by a disabled person. (Caledonian route). Stopping

Geoff Holt (quadriplegic complete)

2007

Sailing Challenger trimaran “Freethinker”. 109 days

First disabled sailor to sail solo around IOW

Geoff Holt (quadriplegic complete)

1992

Sailing Challenger trimaran “Billy”. Cowes to Cowes. Clockwise. 14 hours

Fastest disabled person to sail around IOW

Geoff Holt (quadriplegic)

1997

Sailing Challenger trimaran “Billy”. Cowes to Cowes. Clockwise. 60 miles.  7 hrs 55 minutes.

First quadriplegic yachtsman to sail (unassisted in all aspects of the sailing) across the Atlantic Ocean

Geoff Holt (quadriplegic complete)

10th December 2009 to 7th January 2010

Sailing “Impossible Dream”. Lanzarote to Tortola (BVI). 2.900 miles. 28 days

Furthest sailed in 24 hour period by a quadriplegic yachtsman

Geoff Holt (quadriplegic complete)

August 2009

Sailing Challenger trimaran “Freethinker” 78 nautical miles from Hartlepool to Bridlington

First disabled person to sail the Irish Sea

Alan Grace (paraplegic)

2002

Details

First disabled person to sail solo around Australia. Stopping.

Jamie Dunross (quadriplegic incomplete)

2010

Jamie is an independent quadriplegic

 

 

 

 

First blind (B1 - completely blind) sailor to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean

Geoff Hilton-Barber

1998

Sailed from Durban SA to Freemantle AUS.  6000 miles on 33 ft boat Abicas using Braille charts and speaking navigation instruments.

First blind (B! – completely blind) sailor to sail across any Ocean.

Geoff Hilton-Barber

1998

Ditto above.

 

 

 

 

First paraplegics to sail across the Atlantic Ocean alone and unassisted

FORDRED – Liz & Pete

1981

From Durban SA to Fort Laudadale FL, over 16 month period.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_and_Pete_Fordred