Inspirational teenager tackles Isle of Wight yacht race challenege

Inspirational teenager tackles Isle of Wight yacht race challenege

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Paul Miles

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Inspirational teenager tackles Isle of Wight yacht race challenege

An adventurous teenager from Maidenhead enjoyed a trip of a lifetime on Saturday after taking part in a yacht race around the Isle of Wight.

Molly Watt stepped on board the 'Songline' joining a crew which included Sir Alan Rudge.

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

She finished the round the island challenge in just over seven hours helping raise £3,000 for charity RP Fighting Blindness who hand-picked the inspirational teenager to take part in the challenge.

Along the way she was supported by proud parents Jane and Andy as well as Molly's guide dog Unis.

"Molly was completely shattered but enjoyed the experience and felt a huge sense of achievement," said Jane.

"She's always said while she has got some sight she wants to so something that will give her memories forever."

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