Julie had a car accident in 1976. She sustained paraplegia and now uses a wheelchair for mobility. After participating in the 1980 Paralympics, she became pregnant and gave birth to twin sons who are now 18 years of age.
‘I now sail every week, at every opportunity I can. I love the absolute freedom it gives me. Once you get out on the water the one thing on your mind is the wind, and where you can go, what you can see, which is inaccessible in your chair. I can go exploring. It’s all just a great adventure overtime.’