Press and TV Features

Recent press and TV features on Hilary and her Round Britain Dream - follow the links for details

"Hilary on BBC1's "The One Show" - See Hilary interviewed by Matthew Pinsent in a longer peice on The One Show, broadcast just after she set off on her incredible journey on 21st May 2009

Hilary on BBC1's "The One Show" - See Hilary interviewed by Matthew Pinsent for the "One Show", broadcast 16 April, 2009

Quadriplegic sailor challenges elements again” - Article by Jonathon Brown of The Independent, published on Monday, 30 March 2009

Disabled sailor launches Round-Britain attempt“ Article in Kent On Sunday Sun 29 March 2009

“Brave Quad Hilary Lister in new attempt to sail round Britain” - Article by Nancy Knudsen , published on Fri 27 Mar 2009

Round Britain Dream comes alive again” – Article in Cowes Online published Thu 26 March 2009

"Bad weather hits disabled sailor's attempt to circumnavigate Britain" - Article by Jonathon Brown of The Independent, published on Saturday 9 August 2008

"Round-UK sailor blows into town" - Dorset Echo report on Hilary's arrival in Portland, 14 July 2008 (follow link to watch video)

"High winds delay disabled sailor" - BBC News Channel update, 22 June 2008

"Solo endeavour of quadriplegic yachtswoman" - Roya Nikkhah's article in the Sunday Telegraph, 22 June 2008.

"Just you, the waves, and the wind" - BBC News report by Tom Warren, published on 18 June 2008

Kent TV's Amanda Fisher produced this video report on the day of Hilary's departure, 16 June 2008. You can also view Amanda's interview with Hilary last year.

"Quadriplegic Attempts Solo Sail Around British Isles" - Melissa Block, host of NPR's "All Things Considered", interviewed Hilary on 18 June 2008. The show is heard on 650 stations in the United States, and in over 100 countries.

Project Director Tony Leppard and Hilary's husband Clifford were interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live's "Drive" afternoon show on Tuesday 17 June. The station was so taken with the story that they followed this up with a live interview with Hilary on 19 June. They intend to follow Hilary's progress and air regular updates.

"Hero at the Helm: the ultimate lone sailor" An in-depth article by Jonathan Brown of The Independent, 17 June 2008

Launch Day 16 May 2008 - Videos: BBC South East news report News Reports: A selection of the various news reports of Hilary's departure - Daily Mail online Daily Express The Scotsman Corriere Della Sera (Italy) Mumbai Mirror Xinhuanet (China) - there are many others as press and media around the world have picked up on Hilary's remarkable story

News of Hilary's story spreads worldwide - here she appears on the front page of the biggest news website in Brazil - , 6 June 2008. Link to online article

"Disabled sailor plans solo trip" BBC News item, 31 May 2008

"A blow for freedom" This article appears in the July issue of The Sea, the world's greatest marine magazine (copyright The Sea Magazine 2008). To find out more or to get hold of a copy of the magazine, visit or call 01428 601020.

"Paralysed Sailor's Challenge" Video - Hilary's interview on BBC TV's South East Today evening news show, 21 May 2008

"Sailor in the Spotlight" Hilary is featured on the online boating community website 19 May 2008

"Quadriplegic Hilary Prepares for New Challenge" Kent Messenger 24 April 2008

"Sail of the Century" Featured in the Sunday Telegraph Magazine "Stella" on 20 April 2008

Telegraph TV interview - April 2008 Video - Filmed at Westbere Sailing Opportunties' lake on 16 April 2008

UK Boating TV interview - December 2007 Video - The interview was shown again on UK Boating TV, premiering on Friday, 25 April 2008, and showing for 2 weeks (total of eight showings) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7.30pm, on Information TV - Sky 167 (free to air).

"Quadriplegic plans UK voyage" Video - BBC South East TV News Report - 24 September 2007

"Quadriplegic sailor celebrates Channel record" Video - BBC TV Breakfast News Report - 24 August 2005

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