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Wednesday, 22 August, 2001, 12:35 GMT 13:35 UK
Disabled skipper fights illness
Yacht underway
Trevor Jones is sailing on despite illness
Quadriplegic yachtsman Trevor Jones has resumed a round-Britain voyage in a revolutionary wingsail yacht after falling ill.

He spent several days in hospital before leaving the Isles of Scilly for Bristol on Tuesday night.

His yacht was being skippered by fellow disabled yachtsman Mike King, from Wensleydale, Yorkshire, while Mr Jones continued his recovery.

Mr King, 32, is one of 20 people who use wheelchairs taking part in the two-month, 2,500-mile voyage.

Two able-bodied carers are also travelling on the 1m trimaran, "Inventure".

Inventure
Trevor Jones hopes to circle the world
The vessel has 40-foot (12.19 metres) vertical "wings" instead of conventional sails.

The voyage began from Plymouth on 6 August.

Mr Jones, from Fulham, London, is planning to sail round the world next year - a dream he has nursed from the age of 10.

He hopes to raise 1m in sponsorship from the present voyage, which he has been planning for eight years.

Inventure is due to visit Wales, the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Channel Islands before returning to Plymouth in October.

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