'As an 18-year-old working on boats in the Caribbean, keen yachtsman Geoff Holt made up his mind that he would sail around the world one day. 

'A short time later, a diving accident changed his life forever, leaving him paralysed from the chest down. Rather than letting the tragedy end his dream, however, Holt, 49, has spent three decades working towards finally achieving that goal.

“Being quadriplegic may limit my physical capabilities but it doesn’t moderate my aspirations,” he said. “I think a project like this is unique, it is an example of the power of the human spirit.” 

Geoff Holt in The Telegraph: Quadriplegic sailor plans to circumnavigate the globe by Elizabeth Roberts