To sail a yacht single-handed around the world.
“My ambition is to be the first disabled female wheelchair user to sail around the world”.
Over 45,000 Nautical Miles – 83,000 Kilometers
More People have been into space than sailed single handed around the world. There has never been a Disabled Female
“Having dreamed of this project for so long and poured every waking moment of every day into research, preparation and planning it is coming to fruition”.
During the run-up to the challenge of a lifetime, Jasmine plan’s to campaign the yacht at all the Uk and Northern European sailing events to drum up support for the project and to Champion Disabled People.
The point of departure for this massive historical project is from the city of Cardiff in South Wales, from the Popular Cardiff Bay Cardiff hosted one of the legs of the Volvo Ocean Race and Extreme Sailing Series in 2018.
The route will take Jasmine on a full circumnavigation around the world stopping at 6 of the Worlds Continents. Visiting 22 strategically located countries and some 26 ports to raise the profile of Disabled People.
Jasmine will be subjected to endless hours of endurance at sea, in excess of 7,400 hours. E
she will face the many risques, poor weather and sea states and
Containers are constantly lost overboard from Ships around the world left floating in the sea. They do not display any warning beacons and very often float level with the surface and can’t be seen until
Whales are a constant risk of collision, many a yacht has lost its rudder due to contact. There have even been Whales breaching the surface and landing on yachts and dismasting.
Now Jasmine has taken onboard all the risks she will face and where possible she has contingency plans in place to mitigate the risks and has solutions to the potential problems. She has in fact designed an emergency steering system and rudder that can be deployed on the stern of the boat to enable her to sail the vessel in case of rudder loss. She scoured the Net to find a commercial solution but was not able to find what she wanted so designed it. This shows her level of commitment to this project and the engineer she is. The design has taken on board the need for shorthanded sailors and the need to be able to continue to be able to rest, and it is designed to integrate simply with the vessels existing autopilot, thus the vessel can still continue on its course to port for a proper repair. Jasmine hopes to bring the product to market in a few years time, in different formats to suit different yachts.
Again been short-handed in her case she identified that if there was a need to scale the mast, she would no longer be able to do this now being disabled. She looked for a solution and the wind farm industry has come up trumps.
Here you can see Jasmine putting an electric ascender through its paces at an IRAT training centre using a full climbing and access harness. This unit will facilitate Jasmine to scale the mast on her own to carry out any emergency repairs. The unit effortlessly lifted Jasmine aloft of the floor.
there are many models on the market the Act-safe in the picture is at the higher end of the market.
This is the unit Jasmine put through its paces. Made by Ronin.
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