"I had a stroke 15 years ago and now it leaves me with a numb hand and aphasia. I help with Sailability Scotland and I have designed their leaflets. Also, I am a Scottish sailors' rep. in the Challenger Class Association committee. I was Chairman of Cramond Sailability for 6 years. I was in the RYA Challenger Transition Squad for 3 years and I went to the Challenger World Regatta in Cascais in Portugal and I was 11th. I crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship with the Jubilee Sailing Trust. When I had my stroke, I was in a wheelchair for a month and now I am ninety percent better so, I know what it feels like when you are physically disabled. It is so important to get fit because other things in your body are weak and you have to get them stronger."