Inspirational disabled teenager Natasha Lambert has completed her voyage from the Isle of Wight to London using sip-puff technology.

The young cerebral palsy sufferer, who is on a fundraising drive to start new sip-puff school for disabled sailors, reached central London’s only marina, St Katharine Docks today.

Now the 17-year-old athertoid cerebral palsy sufferer, will swap her specialist boat for her Hart Wallker to complete a journey on foot around the Square Mile of the City of London.

Natasha left her home port of Cowes on Saturday 23 May and sailed up the coast past Dover to reach London in her Artemis 20 Mini Transat boat Miss Isle, equipped with sip and puff technology designed by her father.
The technology enables Natasha to manoeuvre her using a straw that turns the rudder right when sipped and left when puffed.

Miss Isle’s Capital Venture aims to raise funds for a new charity being set-up to teach disabled people to sail using sip and puff technology at the ‘Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff sailing’.

The event finale will be a charity fundraising reception held at St Katharine Docks.

Capital Venture is the latest in what is becoming a long list of achievements for Natasha. In 2014, she undertook the ‘Sea and Summit’ challenge which saw her sailing more than 500 miles from Cowes to South Wales and climbing Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

William Bowman, marina director at St Katharine Docks, said: ‘Natasha is a truly inspiring youngster who is raising awareness and money to create a new charity to help others with disabilities to learn to sail.

‘We would like to wish Natasha and her team every success, and are only too pleased to host the London leg of this fantastic challenge.’

Tickets are available for the fundraising reception taking place at The River Lounge, St Katharine Docks tomorrow, 2 June, where there will be the chance to meet Natasha and her team and see her boat, Miss Isle.

To book tickets at £50 each with all proceeds going to the charity, contact For further information on Natasha and her challenge see