Charlotte AKA Charly won the RYA East Zone Sailor of the year 2 years ago. She had lost her sight for 9 months due to Hysterical Blindness brought on from years of bullying at school Inspite of this she kept up with the only passion in life that was windsurfing which she had taken up at the age of 9 1/2 . Upon the death of her Grandmother Dot ( Her best friend & soulmate ) her vision slowly returned. In between time she had to keep going to school and do her GCSE exams. She was expected to get B-A in all subjects but the blindness does not help when watching a video and then having to write a 2000 word essay on it. Her main objective was to Join the RAF as a engineer but her blindness has stopped that for 5 years to prove that she will not have a reoccurrence. But nothing stops Charly - she enrolled at Stamford Collage doing Motor Vehicle Mechanics, getting Student of the Year in her first year and 100% for all her exams in the second year. She lost her will to windsurf for a while but now has taken it up again with a vengeance. She is at this moment taking her instructors course so she can help young kids take up the sport and compete in the RYA Team 15 Events and progress into the RYA Squads. She was on this herself hoping to take part in the Olympics in 2012.