‘We are living on a field trip’: A family reflects on sailing around the world: (CNN)When married couple Behan and Jamie Gifford plotted to set sail around the world with their children 10 years ago, there was only one problem. Their kids, aged four, six and nine, couldn’t swim. Follow @cnnsport “I’m sure that gives us some bad parent of the year award,” laughs wife Behan, reflecting on the absurdity of it all, one decade and 58,000 miles later. Her children, she explained, were put off by lessons at the noisy and crowded public pools by their home in Seattle, Washington. “We knew that when the water was warm and there were pretty things to see they would get more interested,” Behan tells CNN, adding that after just a few months at sail “the nine-year-old was a fish.”…..
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Hilary Lister, First Quadriplegic Person To Sail Channel Solo, Dies At 46: Record-breaking yachtswoman Hilary Lister, who became the first quadriplegic person to sail the English channel solo, has died. Lister, who completed the historic journey in 2005 by sucking and blowing on straws to control her boat, had reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a progressive neurological disorder. She went on to set a further……
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