Hannah Stodel Racing

What we pride ourselves within Autism on the Water is helping others. Priority is given to Autistic people but outside of all that, we would not be able to achieve much of what we do without help and so in return, we like to give help.

One of our trustees recently new to joining the board of Directors for Autism on the Water is Hannah Stodel who is a Paralympic Sailor from the South Coast of England. Hannah has a wonderful story to tell, she was born with her lower right arm missing, she faced people who believed she could never achieve or do anything in her life, but that has not stopped her take part in many Olympic and Paralympic Games both in London and Rio winning medals along the way! She has taken part in the Fastnet Race, many Cowes Weeks and RORC events throughout her life but her dream is to one day compete in the Vende Globe, a tough and gruelling yacht race around the world single-handed and Hannah wants to be the first disabled sailor to achieve this. 

She is one of the biggest inspirations alive in sailing today, full of positivity, ambition and life and so to have her as a trustee with Autism on the Water is a real honour. We look forward to doing much good work with Hannah as we both share our dreams and make them come true. Hannah has just recently launched a new website and is well worth a look!