Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel awarded top Cowes Week Trophy

Hannah Stodel is awarded the Ladies Day Trophy at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in recognition for her leading role in sailing.

In a sport in which determination is in decent supply, Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel stands out. The 30-year-old sailor has spent the last 16 years striving for an Olympic medal over three Games. Yesterday she was given a top award at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the Ladies Day Trophy, in recognition for her leading role in sailing

Taking the Ladies Day Trophy yesterday from previous winner Libby Greenhalgh, navigator on Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA, Stodel said: “To win is just amazing. It couldn’t have come at a better time in the run up to Rio. It is such a confidence booster, and it has certainly made my Cowes Week.”

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