Brave Usher Syndrome sufferer to take part in boating challenge

Brave Usher Syndrome sufferer to take part in boating challenge

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Paul Miles

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Brave Usher Syndrome sufferer to take part in boating challenge
Molly Watt

An adventure of a lifetime awaits Molly Watt who will be taking part in a yacht race around the Isle of Wight today.

The 18-year-old of Oldacres near Maidenhead suffers from Usher Syndrome meaning she was born deaf and only has limited vision in her right eye.

Having being hand-picked by charity RP Fighting Blindness to take part in the challenge the 18-year-old will be stepping on board the 'Songline' and joining skipper Sir Alan Rudge.

Molly, who is studying for her A-levels at a college in Surrey, has already taken part in a day's training on the boat on Sunday, May12.

"Molly is really challenging herself on board a boat, she is completely out of her comfort zone but determined to show what can be done," said mum Jane.

"She's looking forward to it."

The Round the Island race starts on the Isle of Wight and takes about 10 hours to complete.

Molly has already managed to raise more than £2,000 for the charity.

Visit justgiving.com/siralanrudge to donate.

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